Canal Park Playhouse has announced that they are re-opening after a two-month hiatus due to severe flooding from Hurricane Sandy. Playhouse favorites The Piccolini Trio return for the third year in a row with CIRCUS IN A TRUNK, created and performed by Joy Powers, Joshua Shack and John Stork. Directed by Joshua Shack, CIRCUS IN A TRUNK begins performances on Saturday, January 5 for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 27. Performances take place at Canal Park Playhouse (508 Canal Street, between Greenwich and West Streets in Tribeca). The performance schedule is Saturdays and Sundays at 1 PM & 4 PM. The regular ticket price is $20. A pre or post-show brunch is available at the theater's Waffle Iron Cafe. For tickets or more information, call OvationTix on 1-866-811-4111 or visit www.canalparkplayhouse.com.
A trio of clowns arrives at Canal Park Playhouse ready to watch the circus that never shows up! This enterprising troupe decides to perform the show themselves, literally pulling an amazing and hilarious performance full of clever surprises out an antique trunk.
Combining contemporary and classic European style clowning, The Piccolini Trio bring to life a repertoire of routines using music, acrobatics, physical comedy, juggling, pantomime, and poetic whimsy. This must-see show, perfect for anyone aged 3 to 103, was called "completely endearing, endlessly entertaining and charming!" by nytheatre.com. www.womanaroundtown.com enthused "Charming! Circus in a Trunk is an hour of old-fashioned amusement. I left the theater feeling lighter!"
Part of Canal Park Playhouse's Matinee/Brunch series, brunch at the theater's Waffle Iron Café is available before and after the show. The brunch menu includes hot-off-the-waffle-iron spinach, mushroom, and smoked chicken sausage frittatas; French toast; and Traditional Belgian Waffles with pure Vermont maple syrup and butter, as well as the house specialty The Playhouse Pink Waffle (a pink waffle with strawberries and whipped cream) and the chocoholic fantasy the Decadent Dark Chocolate Waffle. Entree salads and waffle-branded sliders are also available.