February 16 – March 23, 2013
Fridays 7:30 pm
Saturdays 4:30 and 7:30 pm
Sundays 3:00 pm
At The Actors Gymnasium in Evanston
Directed by Larry Distasi
Written by Larry DiStasi, Dean Evans and Lindsey Noel Whiting
Circus Choreography by Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi
“a fascinating theatrical experiment…highly entertaining…Skooled crackles with energy” **Recommended** – The Chicago Reader
“stuffed with enough laughs to leave everyone smiling” – Evanston Roundtable
“With a talented cast of Chi-town’s best and brightest circus pros and protégées, Skooled shines” “We were wowed and amazed. Highly recommended…Actors Gym excels in couching excellent examples of circus arts within compelling plot lines.” –ChiIL Live Shows
“They are Chicago’s superheroes – ordinary folks by day who at night transform into magical creatures, dancing through the sky and twisting and turning while suspended 15 feet over the ground.” – Chicago Sun Times
The Actors Gymnasium presents Skooled: A Study in Circus. Featuring the work of Chicago clown Dean Evans, Co-Artistic Directors Larry DiStasi, Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi and an amazing team of designers and performers, this circus production explores the school of hard knocks. Life’s lessons come in many forms. And some people always end up in detention. This year’s winter circus spectacular takes audiences on a journey of eccentric clowning, aerial acrobatics, live music, and devilish pranks.
Featuring: Dean Evans, Will Howard, Isaac Schoepp, Jay Torrence, Lindsey Noel Whiting, Gabrielle Aiden, Lucy Brennan, Sarah Buonaiuto, Justin Durham, Sophia Fishkin, Hannah Fishkin, Rachel Karn, Mary Loftus, Talia Neuhaus, Sissy Pomplin, Brendan Sorenson, Alison Tye, Cole Vincent, Julia White, Emerson Catlin, Saylor Catlin, Griffin DiStasi, Jude Sims, Sadie Sims, and Asher White.