The Actors Gymnasium 
For more information, photos, or video, contact:
Kiana Harris Simon
Director of Marketing & Event Entertainment
The Actors Gymnasium's Popular Circus in Progress Series Returns
EVANSTON, IL - On May 31, Circus in Progress: An Evening of Daring New Work returns to The Actors Gymnasium after over two years of sold out performances. Chicago theatre and circus lovers of all ages delight in this popular sneak peek at some of Chicago's most exciting new works of circus art. This cabaret style performance series focuses on the development of new acts, showcasing many Chicagoland area circus and variety arts professionals as well as advanced students from The Actors Gymnasium's classes.

Tickets are available now for the one day only performances on May 31 at 4:30pm and 7:30pm. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here or at For group reservations and general questions call 847-328-2795. The on-location box office opens 1.5 hours prior to the start of each performance.

Further performer announcements will continue throughout the month through The Actors Gymnasium's social media and on the production page, but the following acts are confirmed: Spring & Tulga, ETC Music School Ensemble, Aerial Dance Chicago, and advanced students from The Actors Gymnasium's own classes.

To view the trailer, click on the image below. 
Circus in Progress - Spring 2014 - TRAILER
Circus in Progress - Spring 2014 - TRAILER

About Larry DiStasi, Artistic Director of Programming
Larry is Co-Artistic Director and Co-Founder of The Actors Gymnasium Circus and Performing Arts School as well as an ensemble member and founder of the Lookingglass Theatre Company. For Lookingglass, Larry has served as actor, director, administrator and designer over the past 25 years. He has performed in over 30 productions, among them the Tony Award winning production, Metamorphoses, and the Jeff Award winning productions Lookingglass Alice, The Arabian Nights and Hard Times. He directed and adapted The Baron in the Trees for which he received a Jeff Nomination in Adaptation. Larry directed The Actors Gymnasium circuses Dream, Science Fiction, Lost and Found, Skooled, and The Magical Exploding Boy and the Invisible Circus. He has appeared on television and film and in a Philip Glass Opera called Galileo Galilei. He received his B.A. in Theatre from Northwestern University.

The Actors Gymnasium Theatre Information
The Actors Gymnasium venue is located at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes Street, Evanston, Illinois - just off of the Noyes purple line 'L' stop. The Noyes Cultural Arts Center is owned by the City of Evanston and home to over 20 artists and arts organizations offering music, theater, and visual arts programs and studios. The galleries exhibit local artists, with exhibitions changing every two months. There is limited metered parking in the Noyes Cultural Center Parking lot and other events in the building can make parking more difficult. Parking in the lot (permit & metered spots) is free after 6 pm Monday-Saturday. Parking is free on Sundays in the Noyes lot. There is additional free parking on Ridge Street and at the Civic Center and metered parking on Noyes Street.

About The Actors Gymnasium

The Actors Gymnasium is dedicated to bringing a new physicality to the American Theatre. Encouraging ground-breaking theatrical exploration, The Actors Gymnasium teaches circus arts, physical theatre and multi-disciplinary performance to children and adults; produces original, daring works of circus-theatre; and serves as a talent resource, providing performance opportunities to our students and innovative professional event entertainment for a wider audience. At The Actors Gymnasium, people Learn To Fly - physically, emotionally, and creatively. For additional information on The Actors Gymnasium's innovative classes, class descriptions, and performances, and more, please visit or call 847-328-2795.