The Rejuvenary River Circus in Troy

rejuvenary river circus

Might be something both kids and adults will enjoy: This Friday during Troy Night Out, the Rujuvenary River Circus will be marching down River Street to perform on the block between 1st Street and State.

The circus is a production of the Hudson Valley-based Arm of the Sea Theater. Show blurbage:

This CIRCUS is an allegorical tale featuring gorgeous masks and puppet characters, a bio-morphic set design and live original music. The story follows Malakai, the River messenger and water carrier who travels between Mountain Peaks and the Deep Blue Sea. Along his journeys Malakai encounters a host of creatures, including a lyrical sea turtle, a fast-talking crow, a pair of industrious beavers, beds of filter-feeding oysters, and schools of migrating fish. Each animal offers insights into their particular role in a watershed's ecosystem services. When the old man falls ill his granddaughter Rachel must rise to the challenge and help restore her grandfather, the River, back to health.
The CIRCUS runs one hour in length and is ideally suited for family audiences. Production of the show was made possible with support from the Hudson River Improvement Fund.

Here's a clip of a performance. The masks and puppets do look beautiful.

The parade's at 6:45 pm starting in Monument Square, performance at 7 pm. It's sponsored by Tight Knit, the Downtown Troy BID, and Sweet Sue's.

Speaking of Troy Night Out...

Tight Knit
Along with the new Troy Twilight Farmers' Market during Troy Night Out, Tight Knit is organizing Friday Flea in Monument Square -- "an open air bazaar showcasing the area's best artisans and crafters, connoisseurs of vintage clothing, antiques, collectibles, oddities, and what-nots." It's from 5-9 pm each TNO through September.

Troy Cloth and Paper
Also this Friday: Design It Together is celebrating its grand re-opening as Troy Cloth & Paper. Music from lastdayshining and BenKN starts at 9 pm.

photo: Arm of the Sea Theater


Also at TNO this Friday:

"Twelfth Night" will be presented free of charge on Friday June 28th at 7:30 PM in Barker Park (Third Avenue and State Street). This is a free performance sponsored by Troy, NY - City Hall and Troy Night Out. In case of rain the show will be relocated into the Atrium, the site of the winter Farmers' Market.

Additional performances will be at The Arts Center of the Capital Region on:

June 29th, July 12th and 13th at 8 PM and Sunday June 30th at 2PM.

Twelfth Night; or, What You Will is a comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written around 1601 as a Twelfth Night's entertainment for the close of the Christmas season.

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