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Circus comes to Indiana

02/25/2014
Brandon Clemens
Lead Wet Ink Writer

Watch out Indiana University of Pennsylvania, the circus is coming to town.

Walker International Events will present the newest edition of its circus show titled “Circus, Circus and More Circus,” Wednesday in the S&T Bank Arena.

The traveling, indoor circus will offer two showtimes, one at 5 and the other at 7:30 p.m.

According to the event company’s website, the circus will offer “90 fun-filled minutes, jam-packed with thrills, chills, laughter and animals, animals, animals.”

Brett Peterson (sophomore, theater) said she’s genuinely excited that a circus act is coming to Indiana at all.

“It’s just so nice to be able to do something that isn’t normally offered in the area,” Peterson said.

And if the circus’s recent online attendee reviews are any indication, Indiana County patrons shouldn’t be disappointed.

A Feb. 7 review from the Walker website referred to the 2014 edition of the circus as being perfect for any age group and full of nostalgia.

“The thing that got me was the feel of watching professionals of today do something that seemed steeped in old-world charm,” said circus attendee Tim Hall.

But, however well the acts themselves are received, Brendan Cope (junior, English) said that he is concerned the venue will not be big enough to hold “the full circus experience.”

“I don’t see the draw,” Cope said.

Regardless of the venue size, though, new entertainment is new entertainment.

Tickets for the all-ages event cost $15 for adults and are available for purchase at WalkerInternationalEvents.com.

Each paid adult ticket comes with free admission for two children 14 and under. Admission for each additional child costs $5.

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