CLOWNING AROUND WITH LUCKY – by Diane Fleischman

Story & Photographs by Diane Fleischman

The Atlas Circus Company hit the stage of the Musikfest Café Friday night and Saturday morning with their current production of “Lucky”. This slapstick comedy performance took us on a journey of a man, Lucky, who through many endeavors of life, kept falling on his face.

The nearly bare stage was swept clean a couple of times before the show began, which allowed this circus troop of four performers ample room for acrobatics, dancing, juggling, a few props, and a little bit of hysterical mayhem that left the audiences’ sides sore from laughter.

The audience consisted of mainly adults, with a handful of children present. The show is completely suitable for children, and this reporter gives it a hearty two thumbs up, “G” rating.

The Atlas Circus Company was founded by Noah Dach and Henry Evans during their undergraduate work at Muhlenberg College. Dubbed as the next generation of circus art, Atlas, with four successful productions under their belt consistently sells out and wows the crowds.

Their production of “Wild” runs through July 29 at Muhlenberg College, then “Lucky” continues with early August dates in New York.