Theater, For Kids

Sweet Can Circus

When: May 24-25, 7 p.m. and Sat., May 25, 2 p.m. 2013

The Arcata Playhouse Family Fun Series wraps up its 2013 season with the San Francisco based circus theater troupe, Sweet Can Circus on Friday, May 24 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 25 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Sweet Can Circus will return to Arcata with their show “Yes, Sweet Can” for some captivating circus theater with live music and dance. This dynamic young ensemble was the hit of the Playhouse 2012 family series and has been thrilling audiences in the Bay Area since 2006. The show includes circus skills of aerial silks, acrobatics, slack rope, and hula hoops, propelled by the infectious music of EO, the one-man orchestra. Take a trip through a surreal storm where gravity is challenged, garbage cans dance and magic and wonder come alive.

“Sweet Can Circus was such wonderful show last year that we had to have them back again.”, said Playhouse series organizer David Ferney. “They sold out all of their performances and delivered a first class show that our audiences raved about.”

The Playhouse Family Fun Series is an annual performance series for children and families that takes place at the Arcata Playhouse with public and school performances of theater, storytelling, puppetry and variety performing arts. Since 2007 the series has brought performers from California, Oregon, Washington, Maine, England and Canada to perform for Humboldt children and their families.

Now in its seventh year the series is supported by funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and local business sponsors Kokatat Watersports Wear, Holly Yashi Jewelry and Wildberries Marketplace.

Sweet Can Performances are at the Arcata Playhouse on Friday, May 24 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 25 at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under or $40 for a family of four or more. They are available at Bubbles, Wildberries Market place and Redwood Yogurt as well as online at For additional information call (707) 822-1575 or visit The Arcata Playhouse is located at 1251 9th St. in Arcata. ~ submitted

Price: $12. $10 kids 12 and under, $40 family of four or more

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