PHOTOS: High Mowing School hosts Circus Smirkus

Sophie Robinson perched on a trapeze above the crowd. 

Sophie Robinson perched on a trapeze above the crowd.  —STAFF PHOTO BY AIDAN BEAROR

Sophie Robinson and Athena Montori dangle from a single trapeze. 

Sophie Robinson and Athena Montori dangle from a single trapeze.  —STAFF PHOTO BY AIDAN BEAROR

Eva Lou Rhinelander performs an act with hula hoops.

Eva Lou Rhinelander performs an act with hula hoops. —STAFF PHOTO BY AIDAN BEAROR

 The members of Circus Smirkus perform the opening overture of this year's show,

 The members of Circus Smirkus perform the opening overture of this year's show, "A Midsummer Night's Circus." —STAFF PHOTO BY AIDAN BEAROR

An acrobat sails high above spectators. 

An acrobat sails high above spectators.  —STAFF PHOTO BY AIDAN BEAROR

A performer delivers his opening monologue to the crowd while scaling the tent scaffolding. 

A performer delivers his opening monologue to the crowd while scaling the tent scaffolding.  —STAFF PHOTO BY AIDAN BEAROR

Published: 07-26-2023 10:31 AM

On Tuesday afternoon, Circus Smirkus presented  “A Midsummer Night’s Circus,” centered around the plot of Shakespeare’s famous “A Midsummer Night’s Dream," at the High Mowing School. It was the troupe’s third performance of four at High Mowing, with two on Monday and a night showing on Tuesday.

The Big Top Tour spans almost 20 towns across New England and features the only tent-performing traveling youth circus in the country. The troupe performs under traditional circus tents and consists of members ages 13 to 18. 

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