Cirque D’Art performing new show

Debuts June 9

By Ciara Conley - [email protected]

Last year Cirque d’Art theatre debuted their new show, The Valyrian Chronciles. With a packed house every night, Director Pegi Wilkes said it was one of the best shows yet.

If you enjoyed last year’s performance, the troop will be performing a new chapter in the story June 9-11 at the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts, 940 2nd Street in Portsmouth. Performances will be held June 9 at 7 p.m. June 10 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and June 11 at 2 p.m.

For those who may not know, Cirque d’Art is a non-profit, multi-disciplinary performing arts program that features instruction in dance, ballet, acrobats, tumbling and circus aerial arts like trapeze, hoops, webs and ladders.

The Valyrian Chronicles, was conceptualized, written and choreographed by directors Pegi Wilkes and Trisha Schmidt, making the show a one-of-a-kind, never before seen experience for both the cast and the audience.

The first chapter of the story tells about a young prince named Galwyn and his fight to take back his homeland from Dissenters. As an infant, Galwyn is placed into the care of Wizard Mordecai, who vows to train and protect him. Dissenters split the kingdom into four realms, the time has come for Galwyn to unite his kingdom and take back the throne.

But the show ended in a cliffhanger, leaving the audience wanting more. Wilkes and Schmidt delivered and devoted their time to creating a second chapter continuing Galwyn’s journey with new routines, characters and more. If you want to learn more about the show, you’re going to have to see it for yourself.

Tickets are available for pre-order at the McKinley Box Office and can be purchased by calling 740-351-3600 or by visiting

For more information about Cirque d’Art, you can visit or their Facebook Page, “The Cirque d’Art Theatre,” you can also call 740-353-8656.

Debuts June 9

By Ciara Conley

[email protected]

Reach Ciara Conley at 740-981-6977, Facebook “Ciara Conley – Daily Times,” and Twitter @PDT_Ciara.

Reach Ciara Conley at 740-981-6977, Facebook “Ciara Conley - Daily Times,” and Twitter @PDT_Ciara.