RICHMOND, VA (WTVR): A spectacular 35,000 gallon water stage awaits you at Cirque Italia at its temporary home in the parking lot of the old K-Mart Store on Midlothian Turnpike. It’s a chance to experience a European traveling Circus. The 40-foot Broadway-style circular stage is four feet high and filled with water. The lid lifts up 35 feet in the air while a Curtain of Rain and Fountains dance with each performer’s move.
The circus features two hours of seemingly impossible and unbelievable attractions that includes a Mermaid who swings from a center ring, Coco the Clown from Argentina who rides the world’s smallest bicycle, a contortionist atop an 8 foot coat rack and other talented performers from around the world.
Cirque Italia is under the White & Blue Big Top Tent at 6807 Midlothian Turnpike, K-Mart parking lot, Thursday, August 29 through Saturday, September 8. Hours are August 29, & 30, September 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m. and September 1, 2, 7 & 8 at 3:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. For more details visit www.cirqueitalia.com or buy tickets at the box office on site Monday – Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.