Trouper Owen Winship (above), 18, of Victor, Idaho, exits the stage after an act during a Circus Smirkus 2011 Big Top Tour stop in Plattsburgh Sunday afternoon. This year's newspaper-based theme for Vermont's award-winning youth circus act is "Frontpage Follies." They will be performing today at the city beach at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tickets, which are $18 for adults and $15 for children, can be bought in advance at smirkus.org or up to an hour before the show at the gate. Emma Rogers (left), 15, of Peterborough, NH, performs an ariel trapeze act with long sheets of fabric made to look like newsprint. Circus Smirkus, which is a non-profit organization, is a two-hour show featuring troupers ranging in age from 10 to 18 years old.
(P-R Photo/Gabe Dickens)
From July 2011