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“Circus for Adults” at ARTFARM in Middletown

Submitted by Oddfellows Playhouse

(September 12, 2023) — “Circus for Adults” is a chance for grownups to run away and join the circus in a fun, inviting, non-competitive environment. All levels are welcome, and no circus experience is necessary. Classes start September 20, 2023.

Taught by circus performer, director and educator Allison McDermott, “Circus for Adults” meets Wednesdays, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 pm at Oddfellows Playhouse, 128 Washington Street, Middletown. Participants will get a chance to try multiple circus skills, from juggling to acrobatics, tumbling, balance, stilting, physical comedy, rolling globe, movement and various forms of object manipulation (no aerials). Self-select where you want to put your focus, and work at a level that is comfortable for you.

The class will meet for nine sessions: September 20, 27; October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1,8 and 15. The final session will culminate in an informal “Circus Showcase” for friends and family at 8:00 p.m. on November 15, 2023.

Participants must be at least 18 years old, and there is no upper age limit. Those under 18 seeking fun and rigorous circus training should join Circophony Teen Circus, which serves ages 12 to 20 and is an Oddfellows Playhouse/ARTFARM collaboration.

Tuition for the nine-week program is $180. To register, contact or call (860) 347-6143. Register and pay through Paypal at

Photo by Dic Wheeler

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