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Circus Olé! returns to South Paris


This animal-free extravaganza showcases the circus arts while featuring giant theatrical animal puppets.

The third annual Circus Olé and Feast of Fools will take place on Saturday, April 26 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Community Forum of the Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School in South Paris.

This animal-free extravaganza showcases the circus arts while raising awareness about the mistreatment of circus animals. All Circus Olé animals are giant theatrical puppets created by Trash Into Art, a community collective founded by Rijah Newell that uses street theater to illuminate social and environmental issues.

The event will feature performances by trapeze artists, contact jugglers, hoop dancers, Vaudeville-style dancers and clowns, giant puppets, stilt walkers and many others coming from as far away as Boston, Seattle, and Vermont.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 12 and under. They can be purchased at the door, at the Maine Bookhouse on Main Street in Oxford, or at

For more information, contact Ringmaster Rijah Newell at (207) 890-0545 or or see

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