Seattle circus company returns to Lopez August 29

Submitted by Lopez Community Center.

After an eighteen-month hiatus from live, in-person performance, Acrobatic Conundrum is excited to announce nine performances happening in the Pacific Northwest this August and September. In a nod to the resilience and re-orientation of circus and arts communities after this period of deprivation, the show is entitled “Rising Sideways.”

Conundrum will bring its signature blend of virtuosic athleticism, heartfelt expression, and comedy to the stage in this contemporary circus show. The show features a dozen Pacific Northwest circus superstars, including Jordie Campbell, Terry Crane, Emma Curtiss, Nick Harden, Julaine Hall, and Jill Marissa.

Artistic director Terry Crane said, “our world has been metaphorically turned upside down for so long. Circus is the perfect way to embrace that inversion, to allow ourselves to be disoriented and then return right-side-up no worse for the wear. We’re delighted to be the convergence point for people to safely come together as an audience once again.” And of the show, “it’s an embarrassment of talent, so many amazing performers. It will be a reflection on the recent times, and an ode to a more connected future.” Come rise to the curious occasion in “Rising Sideways.”

Advance tickets are $15/adult $3/youth (16yrs-under) and are available at and PSR. Tickets on the day of performance are $15/adult $5/youth. The 70-minute show is appropriate for all ages. Bring a chair or a blanket; El taco ‘bout it will have food for sale. Please note: Masks are required for everyone two years old and up. See you there!