Family Friendly: Small circus provides big laughs, plenty of fun
From: Chicago Sun Times
By: Myrna Petlicki | For Sun-Times Media
February 7, 2014
Join in the fun when the Argentinean duo of Gabriela Chichizola and Juan Friguglietti present Planet Circus on Feb. 15 at the Oak Brook Public Library.
How many performers does it take to make a circus? The answer is two in the case of Gabriela Chichizola and Juan Friguglietti’s Pocket Circus. The Argentinean pair will present Planet Circus, 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15 at the Oak Brook Public Library, 600 Oak Brook Road.
“It’s a mix of juggling, magic and acrobatics—one different thing after another,” Chichizola said. The show is also infused with music and humor.
The performers like to involve their audience in the show, bringing some members onstage to help with magic tricks and other stunts.
Nobody is left out, though. “Everybody else participates from their seats,” Chichizola said. “We are all the time asking the audience for their response and their help.”
The couple particularly likes performing for family audiences. “Everybody—it doesn’t matter what age they are—enjoys exactly the same thing,” she related. “When they go home, they are talking about something they shared.”