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Circus Vargas wants you to cash in your pink slip

December 9, 2009 | 11:21 am

Trapeze Family entertainment this holiday season just got a little bit cheaper thanks to Circus Vargas.

The California circus company, which is performing in Canoga Park through Dec. 14, said it is offering free tickets to people who are unemployed. Individuals can bring proof of unemployment -- such as a layoff notice or unemployment check stubs -- to the box office to receive as many as four free tickets for a same-day show.

Tickets are valued at $20 for adults and $15 for children. The box office is in front of the big-top tent at the Westfield Topanga mall.

Circus Vargas' holiday show runs about 2 hours, with a 15-minute intermission. The production includes some new elements, including a trapeze act, a new clown segment as well as a balancing act involving cylinders.

The production, which is primarily aimed at children, also includes an interactive pre-show. Children are invited into the big top 30 minutes before each performance to learn various circus tricks like juggling and balancing feathers on their noses.

A spokeswoman for the circus company said it has offered similar deals at previous engagements in Palmdale and in the South Bay area. 

-- David Ng

Photo: A trapeze routine from Circus Vargas. Credit: Circus Vargas

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