Photo by Mike Rollerson
Matti Esqueda and Jon Weiss use acting, mime and improvisation in their clown act for “Magikaria,” Circus Vargas’ new show.
May 2, 2013
.Beneath 90,000 square feet of canvas at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, the mood is “Magikal.”
Ventura’s very visible big-top tent houses “Magikaria,” Circus Vargas’ latest show, with performances through Monday.
Circus Vargas promoters are throwing out as many magic-related adjectives as possible to describe the show: “fantastical,” unexplainable,” “mystical,” “hypnotic,” “mesmerizing,” “spellbinding.” Leading the cast of mesmerizes is illusionist Patrick Gable, whose chiseled chest is as captivating as his magic act.
Other performers in this animal-free show include singing ringmaster Kevin Venardos, clowning duo Matti Esqueda and Jon Weiss, “Human Rocket” Leo Garcia (who is launched 75 feet from a cannon), trapeze artists, aerialists, a juggler, wire walkers and more.
Circus Vargas will be at the fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., through Monday. Showtimes are 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. today; 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 1, 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday; and 6 p.m. Monday. Arrive 30 minutes early for an interactive preshow catered to kids.
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