Chess-themed show is Circus Flora's next move
Circus Flora Trainer and equestrian Lisa Dufresne (foreground) and her assistant Rachel Bennett rehearses the Liberty Show with miniature stallions on Wednesday, May, 22, 2013. The 27th Circus Flora, "A Trip to the Moon," is located behind Powell Symphony Hall in Grand Center and continues through June 23rd. Tickets can be purchased at www.circusflora.org, through Metrotix or on location at the box office. Photo by Christian Gooden,
By Calvin Wilson
Feb 28, 2014
Circus Flora, the one-ring circus in Grand Center, returns on May 29 with a new production called "The Pawn.'
According to a press release, the chess-themed show is "steeped in the rich sights, sounds and mystique of ancient Persia and India." Circus Flora has partnered with the World Chess Hall of Fame and the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis in bringing the show to life.
As with past productions, "The Pawn" will feature a cast of internationally known performers. New attractions include Andriy Bilobrov and his five Jack Russell terriers; bareback rider S. Caleb Carinci-Asch; jugglers Duo Kate & Pasi; and blue-eyed camels from the Canary Islands.
The circus opens on May 29 and will continue through June 22 under the big top next to Powell Hall. Single tickets start at $12 and go on sale Monday; group tickets are available now. For more information, call 314-289-4040 or visit circusflora.org.