The Circus Preview Screening & Discussion

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Nine Network of Public Media

3655 Olive Street

St. Louis, MO 63108

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Revisit the heyday of America’s traveling circus.

We invite you to be the first to see extended clips from the upcoming American Experience: The Circus. Susan Bellows, American Experience Senior Producer, will be in our studio to introduce the series.

The preview screening will be preceded by the premiere of the digital short film, The Acrobat, featuring St. Louis’ Circus Harmony.

PANEL DISCUSSION

Following the preview, Jim Kirchherr, Senior Director of Content for Nine Network, will moderate a discussion with Sharon Grimberg, Writer, Producer and Director of American Experience’s The Circus, Jessica Hentoff, Artistic/Executive Director of Circus Harmony, and Elliana Grace, Aerialist, who performed with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

ABOUT THE SERIES

The Circus explores the colorful history of this popular, influential and distinctly American form of entertainment, from the first one-ring show at the end of the 18th century to 1956, when the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey big top was pulled down for the last time.

Watch the full, four-hour miniseries October 8 and 9 at 8:00 p.m. on Nine PBS.

Parking is free in the lot adjacent to the Nine Network, entrance is on Spring St.

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Please note event terms and conditions: Alcohol will be present. Every person, regardless of age, must have a ticket to enter. The ticket holder voluntarily assumes all risk and danger incidental to the event for which this ticket is issued, whether occurring prior to, during or after the event. Ticket is valid only for the event date and time listed on the ticket. The Nine Network of Public Media may photograph and record portions of this event for promotional purposes. By registering for this event, you grant permission for your image to appear in a public media production.


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