Twenty-five years ago if you had asked someone to name things they associated with the word "circus," they may have come up with lions jumping through hoops of fire, scary clowns, or glittery women in leotards riding elephants. Twenty-five years later, while some traveling circuses flounder, Cirque du Soleil continues to expand our expectations. Focusing on clowns, acrobats, and contortionists, Kooza tells the tale of a naive traveler as he journeys through a bizarre land filled with characters that force him to examine concepts such as power, identity, and fear. Add in some slapstick humor, more clowns, and something dubbed "the wheel of death," and you have a spectacle fit to haunt your dreams.
Fridays, Saturdays, 4 p.m.; Tuesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 1 & 5 p.m. Starts: July 3. Continues through Aug. 9, 2009