07jul6:30 pmPREPOSTEROUS!A Happenstance Clown Circus


General Admission $15, Kids $5, EBT Cardholder $5


(Friday) 6:30 pm


Main Stage

Event Details

“DC’s leading peddler of whimsy”

The Washington Post

“Happenstance Theater is a delightfully precise group of actor/clowns, all hell bent on making you smile. It will be a smile that goes directly to your heart. If they’re in your neighborhood, grab a friend or relative and hurry to buy a couple of tickets. You’ll be sure to have a wonderful time.”

Paul Binder, Founder, Big Apple Circus

PREPOSTEROUS! is a sophisticated, family-friendly, pocket-sized clown circus in which charming vintage clowns play circus animals, sing as a human calliope, do the classic circus mirror routine with a twist, invent a number of ridiculous “entrées”, perform live music, and execute a very satisfying slow motion number involving a pie!

PREPOSTEROUS! premiered in the summer of 2017 at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival’s 50th Anniversary featuring circus arts and it has been performed at The National Theater as part of their Saturday Morning family series.

For EBT cardholder tickets, please call the box office at (802) 533-2000.


Enjoy a delicious picnic dinner from HCA Café before the show! Order your picnic in advance when you purchase your tickets online, and dinner will be waiting for you when you arrive. Picnics are available for pickup starting two hours before the show. A limited number of meals will be available for on-site purchase.
(Meals tax is included in the price.)

All meals come with a roasted veggie pesto salad.

French Picnic Salad (GF, V) – $15

Fresh abundant medley of green beans, hard boiled egg, olives, lentils, roasted potatoes, fresh veggies, local greens, with a lemon vinaigrette.

Cheese & Charcuterie Box (GF by request) – $14

Delicious local Jasper Hill cheese & charcuterie with seasonal accoutrements & bread.

Summer Vegetable & Cheese Galette (V) – $12

Seasonal vegetables, cheddar, garlic, and herbs baked in tender homemade pastry.

*Please note: our kitchen uses wheat/gluten, milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, sesame, and soy.

A limited number of patio tables and chairs are available on a first come, first served basis. Please bring lawn blankets and/or chairs for picnicking.


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