Cornell Theatre: “A Simple Silhouette Circus”

Winter view of the outside of Cornell College's Armstrong Hall & Youngker Hall

Cornell Theatre: “A Simple Silhouette Circus”

Audiences are invited to a twisted world of laughter as the Cornell College Department of Theatre and Dance performs “A Simple Silhouette Circus,” a devised show with puppets.

  • May 2, 3, and 4 at 7:30 p.m.
  • May 5 at 2 p.m.

A cast of eight student-performers will launch into vignettes of what happens at a circus when the lights go out. In these interwoven slice-of-life stories, the performers and puppets reveal the intimate world of these misfit circus people who have found a family within this tent and what they have to do to put the tent back together.

Students created this show from scratch, and every day it changes and grows. Visiting Director Ariel Lauryn specializes in devised shows using puppetry. She’s setting a timeline for the process and calls herself the editor of the story, but the ensemble is the author of the piece.

This show is appropriate for mature 9 year-olds and older. Rated PG, like “The Labyrinth.”

Ticket Pricing:

  • Free for Cornell students, faculty, and staff with ID
  • Adults $8
  • Seniors/Students/Youth $5

Contact the Box Office at (319) 895-4293 to reserve tickets.

The Plumb-Fleming Black Box Theatre is located in Armstrong Hall and it is accessible through the front or rear doors of Youngker. Visitor parking is available in the lot behind and to the south of the theatres at the corner of College.

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May 02 2019


7:30 pm - 7:30 pm




Cornell College Armstrong Hall's Plumb-Fleming Studio Theatre - Mount Vernon, Iowa
600 First Street SW


Cathy Schonhorst
(319) 895-4228
[email protected]