Triton Troupers Circus

Triton Troupers Circuswebsite, Facebook page

*** Although I usually post about activities we’ve done so you can learn from our experiences, I’m posting about this one before we go so you don’t miss it. Thanks to the Triton Troupers for providing all the detailed information!


Location: Robert Collins Building at Triton College, 2001 5th Ave, River Grove, IL 60171

Performances:

Thursday, April 14 7:00 PM
Friday, April 15 7:00 PM
Saturday, April 16 1:00 PM, 7:00 PM

Doors open one hour before showtime, so arrive early for parking, tickets, and the clown pre-show. Shows are two hours long. In the past, there have been a few times people have been turned away for overcrowding. The Thursday evening show generally has the lowest attendance.
Save the date for 2012: April 5, 6, and 7.

Admission: $6 per person (all ages). No charge for infants sitting on a parent’s lap.
Advance tickets can be purchased at the Office of Student Life, room C-120 during school hours in the College Center Building (on main campus, across street from gym). Student services, 708-456-0300.

Parking: Free parking in the adjacent lot.

Bathrooms: Bathrooms are available, but there is no changing table.

Nursing: No designated area.

Handicapped/stroller accessibility: All shows are handicapped accessible; there is a handicapped section for wheelchairs. The 1:00 PM show is interpreted for the hearing impaired. Strollers are NOT permitted in the gym.

Concessions: Water, popcorn, and licorice whips will be available for sale.

A little bit about Triton Troupers (from their website):

Triton Troupers Circus is a non-profit effort dedicated to the preservation of the circus arts and to the local community. They have been performing annually since 1972. The Circus is held each year the Thursday, Friday, and Saturday on full week before Easter.

Triton Troupers Circus is a regional/local circus run through Triton College in River Grove, near Chicago. Within the school curriculum Triton Troupers Circus is considered a continuing education course. Triton Troupers Circus is populated with cast and crew ranging from circus arts amateurs, to skilled dancers and gymnasts and clowns, to alumni of world famous circuses, in a structure where experienced performers educate newcomers.

“Who are these Triton Troupers? They are your friends, your neighbors, the people down the street. They are students, business people, and housewives. They spot each other for safety, encourage each other to excel, and help each other to mend sprained ankles and bruised egos. Their dedication and hard work are in the center ring for all to see. Their enthusiasm fills the gym. This is their time, they are to be applauded.”

Expect to see:

  • skilled performers in classic circus specialties such as Chairs, Clowning, Double Stunts, Globes, Gymwheel, Juggling, Statues, Teeterboard, Trampoline, Trapeze, Unicycle, Web, Wire, feats of strength and more
  • No animals
  • Balloons, confetti, fog, and strobe lights

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