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'Science Circus' coming to Penn State Behrend on Nov. 5

Fast-paced, one-man show blends daredevil stunts with comedy

Rhys Thomas will perform "Science Circus," on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Penn State Behrend. The fast-paced, one-man show blends daredevil stunts with comedy. Credit: Penn State Behrend / Penn StateCreative Commons

The circus is coming to town, and the ringmaster happens to have this show down to a science.

Nationally-known juggling extraordinaire Rhys Thomas will perform “Science Circus” on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. The program, which begins at 7 p.m. in the McGarvey Commons of the campus’ Reed Union Building, is free and open to the public.

“Science Circus” is a fast-paced, one-man show in which Thomas blends daredevil stunts with comedy. Bowling ball juggling teaches viewers about gravity, glass bowl spinning illustrates gyroscopic stability, cowboy lariats show centripetal force, a 6-foot tall unicycle demonstrates center of balance and a tablecloth pull teaches inertia.

Thomas has been performing “Science Circus” for more than 20 years, traveling across the United States and to a number of countries, including Singapore, Trinidad and the United Arab Emirates.

“Science Circus” is sponsored by the Regional Science Consortium and the School of Science. For more information, contact the School of Science at 814-898-6105.

Last Updated October 29, 2014