My Town: St. Ignatius Circus Company Performs

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — The circus isn’t coming to town, it’s already in town thanks to the St. Ignatius Circus Company.

The groups semi-annual performance will take place on two nights, April 27 and 28, 2012, at 7:30 p.m., at The Breen Center.

This year’s performance, Gravity, is described as a “new-age vaudeville show”, that will feature impressive juggling routines, magic illusions, and even some surprises from the past.

The award-winning Saint Ignatius High School Circus Company is made up of students with amazing juggling, magic, unicycle riding, and acrobatic abilities. Unique to the Circus Company is “The Black Light Theater of the Impossible”.  The performers are invisible, dressed in black and use props painted with fluorescent paint.

“Children in the audience respond especially well to the performers” said Circus Company moderator Art Thomas. “They see that the performers are not that much older than they are, and so there is a connection between them.”

Tickets for Gravity are available online at They also can be purchased by phone at 216-961-2563.

The Breen Center is located at the intersection of Lorain Avenue and West 30th Street in the heart of quaint, historic Ohio City.