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More Time to Get Berzerk
July 7, 2009

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES – Cirque Berzerk, the adults-only circus that opened at the Los Angeles State Historic Park on June 18, has extended its run for three additional weeks.

The avante-garde circus, originally scheduled to play until July 5, will now remain open through Sunday, July 26. At the same time that organizers have lengthened the run, they have also reduced the number of weekly performances in the 1,700-person tent from seven to five. The new schedule includes shows on Thursdays and Fridays at 8:30 p.m., Saturdays at 7 and 10 p.m. and Sundays at 8 p.m. The one-ring, animal-free circus has a storyline about a dark afterlife; performers include “living dead” burlesque dancers, aerialists, acrobats and more. L.A. State Historic Park is at 1245 N. Spring St. More information and tickets are at

June 19 News
June 19, 2009

Cirque Berzerk Opens to LA Audiences


Cirque Berzerk’s extended run at the Big Top in the park opened last night to ooh’s and ahh’s from the 1,750 circus-goers in attendance.

This year’s show, under a 45-foot tall big top, benefits from a $650,000 budget and a dynamically talented cast of 150 aerial daredevils, firethrowers, burlesque dancers, all in elaborate costume (and body paint)! All that and the music stylings of Vaud & the Villains! One reader summed it all up in this tweet: “Mind blowing, original show last night by @cirqueberzerk. Fellini meets Teatro Zinzanni in the red light district of the dead. GO SEE IT.” Cirque Berzerk runs through July 4th.

By Andy Sternberg in Arts & Events on June 19, 2009 11:45 AM