Cirque Schwazee' Youth Programs Benefit

Cirque Schwazee' Youth Benefit Features Circus, Variety and Live Music


The magic of the circus comes to the Arcata Playhouse in Cirque Du Schwazee', an evening of family entertainment to benefit the Playhouse youth programs.  Taking place on Saturday, April 21, the event combines elements of theater, outdoor spectacle, circus and general merriment to create a fun experience for kids and adults alike.

This family friendly evening will feature guest appearance from David Ferney, Jamie Coventry, Dell’Arte students and the hilarious Spring Break Workshop Kids from the Arcata Playhouse youth workshops all hosted by the great Schwazee’. Live music provided by Gregg Moore and his band of merry musicians this event is sure to tickle your funny bone.

Come early (5:30-6:45) and catch the Sideshow Midway with carnival characters, puppetry, short films, a fortune teller, portrait artist, face painting, and more.

The show starts at 7 p.m. with the grand entrance of the Great Schwazee' performed by Tushar Mathew.  

The Playhouse is located at 1251 9th Street in the Creamery building.  Tickets are $12 general, $8 for children 12 and under.  They are available at Wildberries Market Place or reserve by calling 822-1575.

Basquette Quese

Arcata Playhouse 2018 Family Series presents French Clown Iman Izarazu

The series continues April 13 & 14 with Basquette Quese” (Basket Case) starring Santa Cruz based French performer Iman Lizarazu in a poetic tale about a clown trying to fall asleep. In her classic comedic battle she cooks up hilarious strategies to exhaust herself. The result is a rollicking whirlwind of bed-time antics – juggling pillow feathers – a Flamenco ballet while juggling seven rings – a pirate’s adventure atop a rola bola – and even a Tango that brings life to Max, her clothes hanger. 


Iman’s performance totally mesmerizes the audience. Her world renowned physical comedy, brilliant mime, dance and juggling deliver original and invigorating entertainment for audience of all ages.

Iman Lizarazu is an Eccentric Performer, combining a variety of clowning skills into one art form. This broad palette enables her to craft little stories, create problems within those stories, and then solve the problems in unexpected, unusual, and delightful ways. 

This performance is part of the Arcata Playhouse 2018 Family Fun Series which runs Marc thru May. The series is supported by funding from generous local business sponsors Kokatat Watersports Wear, Holly Yashi Jewelry and Wildberries Marketplace as well as other local businesses that support the school performances.

Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 students and members and $10 for children 12 and under or $45 for a family of four or more. They are available at Wildberries Market Place and Redwood Yogurt as well as online at  For additional information or reservations call (707) 822-1575. The Arcata Playhouse is located at 1251 9th Street in Arcata.