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Looking for something to do with the kids this weekend? The Zany Umbrella Circus is presenting Mirette’s Circus at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater in East Liberty this Thursday through Saturday. I hope I can get over to see this.
“From a little inn in Paris, France set in the 1920’s, a young girl Mirette finds a calling on the tight wire. A friendship is formed with unlikely tight-wire walking superstar and her youthful courage and optimism ignites a new love of the art.”
“Known for their outdoor performances, this new performance is a collaboration between the Zany Umbrella Circus (USA) and Oko Sokolo Company (Germany). The performance uses physical theater, masks, dance, and circus to abstractly address self doubt, courage, perseverance, mentorship and passion. This original theater piece was inspired by Mirette on the Highwire, a Children’s book written by Emily Arnold McCully. Mirette gives a nod to a time when bohemian artists created theater in rehearsal halls illuminated by gas light.”
“Mirette’s Circus is commissioned by SummerStage Kids (NYC) with generous residency support from the Kelly Strayhorn Theater.”
July 7 & 8 | 7PM
July 9 | 10:30AM
Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children, artists, 15206 zipcode