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*POSTPONED* Circle of Sawdust: The Mud, Myth, and Magic of the Circus

August 17
5:00 pm

Blake Memorial Library
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Please note: this event has been postponed due to concerns around the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19). We are working with the event hosts to find a new date.

Rob Mermin shows rare film clips and relates personal anecdotes of wacky characters, wild escapades, and poignant recollections of life in the world of the circus. Mermin ran off to join the circus in 1969, and his adventures took him clowning with tent shows in Wales, mule wrangling above the Arctic Circle with Sweden’s National Circus, riding bareback with the Magyars in the Hungarian State Cirkusz, three years clowning in Copenhagen’s famous circus building by the Tivoli, and entertaining royalty in the circus palaces of Europe and the former Soviet Union. In 1987 Rob founded Vermont’s own Circus Smirkus, called by the Boston Globe “One of New England’s cultural treasures . . . the first Vermont-based traveling circus in over 100 years!”


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Kimberley Hotelling
(802) 439-5338


Blake Memorial Library
676 Village Road
East Corinth, VT 05040 United States
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