Flynn Creek Circus enters its 20th year, heading to Corvallis


Connor Kealey

An aerial dancing member of the Flynn Creek Circus performs above an audience.

Olyvia Neal, News Contributor

Founded in 2002, the Flynn Creek Circus has been entertaining the pacific northwest for twenty years now and this September, the people of Corvallis have an opportunity to see their 2022 show. 

The website itself describes its show as “charmingly self-aware, raw, edgy, sometimes profound and entirely family friendly”. 

The show is about time, how it passes, how it changes and forms us into the people we become and its ever-progressing nature. It is an all-human experience, with no circus animals involved, so anyone worried about the ethics of circus animals need not be concerned.

The cast of the circus this year includes names such as aerial performer Alexis Hedrick, musician Jonathan Penalver and knife thrower Tyler Beale. The entire cast has collaborated on the development of their show. 

The show will also feature live and original music from Eric McFadden and Kate Vargas. They will be performing from Sept. 29 to Oct. 2 at various times. For those with children ages 7-15, Flynn Creek will also be having a circus workshop on Oct. 1, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

For anyone interested in an experience tailored to adults and over the age of 21, there is an additional showing exclusively for those who are above 21 years old on Oct. 1 at 8:00 p.m. 

All of these showings will be taking place at 1200 Avery Park Drv. in Corvallis. 

Tickets can be purchased in advance on their website, and “social bubble” seating is available, as well as the circus itself having multiple precautions in place to ensure a safe environment for all involved.

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