LOVELL — “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Circus”  will be presented by the Picket Fence theater camp troupers at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, at the Brick Church Performing Arts Center.

This little folks’ circus is so poor, it has been reduced to performing in one-half a ring. A culmination of a two-week theater camp at the Lovell Brick Church for the Performing Arts, the children will portray a variety of characters, from roustabouts, to the ring master, to mime clowns.

The story touches on several poor little children who find a home at the circus, but find all the hard work like cleaning up after elephants is not necessarily the life of exciting performing stars. Mixed with comedy, the focus of the show is about the circus folk becoming a family, in spite of the hard work and long hours.

The show was written by the camp’s director, Roger Clemons, a graduate of Plymouth State, who is currently working with the Mount Washington Valley Theater Company at the Eastern Slope Playhouse. He developed the Picket Fence Theater, which dedicated to childrens’ productions. He has adapted “A Christmas Carol” and “Into the Woodshed.”  Clemons also has been a state judge for the Odyssey of the Mind competition and is a past director of Arts In Motion.

The performance is open to all with donations welcome. The Brick Church is located at 502 Christian Hill Road.

For more information, call Susie Mosca at 925-3322 or visit our website

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