I have never been a fan of the circus. Not because there’s anything wrong with acrobats, Clowns or the flying trapeze. It’s always been because of the animals. I don’t enjoy seeing trained wild animals doing tricks. It looks, and feels, unnatural. And, frankly, that’s because it is unnatural.
Well, I can honestly say that New York City’s famed “Big Apple Circus” is my kinda’ circus. The only animals involved are some very agile dogs, some beautiful horses, and an adorable pig all lovingly managed by 3rd generation animal trainer, Jenny Vidbel. This is a circus that couldn’t offend if they tried.
Even the clowns were unique. No big red noses, floppy wigs, or hideous face-painting. Instead the clowns were just a couple of guys who cleverly amused with slap stick antics and the usual buffoonery. One of the “clowns,” portrayed by comic Mark Gindick, starts out in a business suit at the beginning of the show. He stumbles into the spotlight under the “Big Top” starting a fun narrative reminiscent of the old adage, “I’m running off to join the circus.” What else could a wayward businessman glued to his cell phone possibly want? He joins forces with … Continue reading..