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The Magical Exploding Boy and the Invisible Circus winter circus poster featuring Dean EvansFebruary 15 – March 23, 2014

Fridays at 7:30pm
Saturdays 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm
Sundays at 3:00 pm

At The Actors Gymnasium in Evanston

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For information on The Invisible Circus Revealed – a benefit supporting Creative Innovation on March 22, 2014, click here.

“a very high-energy and captivating piece that will leave you oohing and ahhing.” “certainly a thrilling show well worth a trip to Evanston” – Newcity Stage

“breathtaking and brilliantly crafted” “[Dean Evans] is an immense talent”Evanston Roundtable

“impressive pageantry” RecommendedChicago Reader

“Hilarious, multifaceted and quirky just don’t do this show justice…fantastically fun…We dare you not to laugh.” “Simone and Lindsey bring strength, grace and girl power to the shows.”ChiIL Live Shows

“This is, without a doubt, one of the most charming, inventive, surprising-at-every-turn, captivating theatrical events you’re likely to see in Chicago for a long time.” “spellbinding performance that is incredibly uplifting.” “extraordinary theatrical experience” “Will Howard . . . muscled his way right into my heart.”Splash Magazines

“ebullient and thrilling show with something for every imagination” RecommendedChicago Theatre Beat

“takes the audience on a whimsical, imaginative adventure” “a spellbinding and heart wrenching journey” “exquisite performances”Circus Now

The Actors Gymnasium presents The Magical Exploding Boy and the Invisible Circus. Celebrated Chicago clown, Dean Evans returns to The Actors Gymnasium to headline this wild, circus adventure into the imagination.  A simple creature who longs to be someone else, the Magical Exploding Boy learns that he cannot escape his unique destiny. This Actors Gymnasium mainstage circus event features original live music, aerial acrobatics, and the birth of a clown. The Magical Exploding Boy and the Invisible Circus also features Will Howard, Simone Lazar, Javen Ulambayar, and Lindsey Noel Whiting.


Running time: approximately 80 minutes with no intermission

There is no late seating for this show.

Directed by Larry DiStasi
Written by Larry DiStasi, Lindsey Noel Whiting and Dean Evans
Percussion Choreography by Rick Kubes
Original Live Music by Greg Hirte
Choral Direction by Josephine Lee
Lighting Design by Charles Jolls
Costume Design by Elisabeth Wislar
Circus Choreography by Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi