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LOWELL - Back by popular demand, the UML Center for the Arts will present Circo Comedia, a comic circus of unpredictable thrills, on Sunday, May 1 at 4 p.m. (The 2 p.m. show is sold out.) Appropriate for all ages, the one-hour show promises acrobatic tricks, juggling, non-stop comedy and episodes of uncontrollable silliness. Tickets are $10 per person; a group rate of $8 per person is available for groups of 10 or more ordering tickets in advance. (Box Office Phone: (978) 934-4444.)
Circo Comedia offers an exhilarating and inventive family show. It stars Monsieur Saucier, a master equilibrist, juggler, trick cyclist, acrobat and magician who risks his life and sanity when he encounters Mr. Smythe, a clown eccentric who frequently gets carried away with his own folly. Comparisons to Red Skelton or Laurel and Hardy don't do justice to the comic appeal of the pair. They rarely exchange words; gesture and expression say everything. Specializing in visual comedy, the duo have more than 22 years experience performing for circuses (including the acclaimed Cirque du Soleil), for TV, rock videos, theatres, comedy clubs and festivals world-wide. Cleverly engaging the audience both on and off the stage, the hilarious duo offers laughs and gasps of astonishment for every member of the audience.
Performances take place in Durgin Hall, 35 Wilder St. UML South. The theatre is handicapped-accessible, and convenient; free parking is nearby. The Discovery Series is sponsored by Nancy and Richard K. Donahue; Circo Comedia is sponsored by Enterprise Bank & Trust Company. For more information or to order tickets by phone with MasterCard or Visa, call the Box Office at (978) 934-4444 between 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. from Monday to Friday. Tickets may also be purchased at the door one hour prior to the performance.
The University of Massachusetts Lowell, a comprehensive university with special expertise in applied science and technology, is committed to educating students for lifelong success and conducting research and outreach activities that sustain the economic, environmental, and social health of the region. UML offers its 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students more than 80 degree programs in the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Management, and the School of Health and Environment and the Graduate School of Education. Visit the website at www.uml.edu.
Editor's Note: Downloadable photos are available at: www.circocomedia.com.