Clowns are scary enough as it is. But throw some ravenous yellow teeth on them and make them speak in tongues (OK, its just Spanish), and the result is positively poltergeist-like. If youre having trouble picturing this, youre forgiven. The United States has never before been privy to the likes of Circo de Los Horrores. The Cirque du Soleil-esque show comes from Spain rather than Canada, and though it toured successfully across Europe and South America, it never landed on U.S. soil until now.
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The master of ceremonies is a Nosferatu look-alike who will introduce a handful of Frankensteins brides and an Exorcist-worthy contortionist who can bend in ways that would make Linda Blair jealous. Its not all terror, though. Therell be plenty of audience participation and comedy including a classic sword-in-the-butt gag. As for acrobats, theyll amaze more than horrify, unless someone gets a flaming stick in the crotch. The blood-congealing screams will start this weekend and continue through October 17 at the James L. Knight Center . This Fridays show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $20 to $80. And we suggest you keep the young kiddies away. Visit circodeloshorrores.com
Tuesdays-Sundays, 8 p.m. Starts: Oct. 8. Continues through Oct. 31, 2010