Ladies and gentlemen of Mendham and Chester, step right up and come under the “big tent” in thecafetorium at 4:00 p.m. on Jan. 28 for a performance of Lisa Lou’s One-Woman Circus.
Another joint initiative between the and Recreation Departments, the family friendly event is free to attend and open to the public. Complimentary refreshments will be on hand, as will Lou’s trademark enthusiasm.
“People coming can expect circus acts. Plate spinning, rope spinning, juggling, magic," said Lou. "And a lot of general zaniness."
Lou began her journey in college when she auditioned for Wringling Brothers without even knowing how to juggle. After being chosen as one of a select few Lou left school to chase her dream. "I did go back and finish college," the performer said. "And I got my masters degree as well."
Lou is no stranger to the area, having performed at the Science Fair annually for nearly a decade, but it was a chance viewing that led to her invitation to Black River. "Someone saw me performing at a New Year's Eve event in Maplewood," Lou said. "That’s how I got this gig."
Lou has leveraged her talents into several shows, including educational programs that teach science through a unique combination of circus stagecraft and magic. The One Woman Circus, however, is a an altogether different show. "The short version is that the show is a combination of performances and skills that I have developed over the years that I want to share with the audience," Lou said.
So grab your complimentary cotton candy and popcorn, provided by Bounce Around of Chester, and enjoy the show. .