Celebrity Artist Series' features Cirque Le Masque

Celebrity Artist Series' features Cirque Le Masque

For immediate release: Oct. 13, 2009

BLOOMSBURG — Jugglers, acrobats, comics and aerialists who perform amazing feats of balance will be featured in Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania's next Celebrity Artist Series' program, Cirque Le Masque, during Parents Weekend Saturday, Oct. 24, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., in the newly renovated Haas Center for the Arts.

Cirque Le Masque features a combination of sight, sound, imagination and beauty in the style of Cirque Du Soleil. The 90-minute animal-free circus focuses on acts of strength performed without a safety net.

The show "Carnivale," which will be presented at BU, is about a young tourist, Moira, who wanders through Rio de Janeiro annoyed by the sounds of the big city. She packs a suitcase as the sounds of a jet liner sweep her to a dream fantasy in Rio. Through the magical character performers, Moira sheds the weight of the world layer by layer.

Dennis and Bernie Schussel, the creative minds behind Cirque Le Masque, have been in the entertainment business since 1980. Their blend of theater technology and creative entertainment is suitable for audiences of all ages.

General admission is $34, and tickets can be purchased at the Haas box office Monday through Friday from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday's box office hours are extended to 7 p.m. when school is in session; on performance days, box office hours are noon to 8 p.m.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the box office at (570) 389-4409 or visit Web site. For more information on Cirque Le Masque, see Web site.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.

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