The Lensic and Wise Fool New Mexico Present the 10th Annual

Circus Luminous

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Tickets: $10-$30 (discounts available for students and Lensic members)

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The Lensic and Wise Fool New Mexico are proud to present the 10th annual Circus Luminous, November 23-25 at The Lensic.

A Thanksgiving weekend tradition since 2002, Circus Luminous 2012 will again feature acrobats, trapeze artists, stilt-walkers, clowns, and dancers. The production is written and directed by Wise Fool New Mexico’s Sarah-Jane Moody, with original music composed by Jeremy Bleich, and features local performers from Wise Fool New Mexico, Moving Arts Española, and 3 HC Holy Faith, the break-dancing ensemble from Santa Fe.

This year’s production follows fictional reporter Charlie Sparrow (played by Santa Fe resident Rod Harrison), who is assigned to travel with the Luminous Family Circus and write about its 10th anniversary show. He’s not very happy about the situation.

“He wants the real news, but he’s assigned to cover this thing, so what can he do?” said writer and director Moody.

On the road, Charlie finds himself surrounded by frolicking circus performers who travel by unicycle, do aerial acrobatics while setting up camp, and go tightrope walking on the lines they use for drying laundry. Though he’s grumpy at first, eventually even Charlie discovers the beauty and magic of the circus.

Wise Fool New Mexico's mission is to ignite imagination, build community, and promote social justice through performances and hands-on experiences in the arts of circus, puppetry, and theatre.

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