Saturday 12.26 — Sunday 01.03

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Lone Star Circus revisits gypsy roots with Zingari

It’s not secret that the original European circuses of traveling entertainers were typically populated by the Roma people — often called gypsies. Zingari — the name of this season’s incarnation of the Lone Star Circus — is Italian for “gypsies,” which returns to the Rosewood Center for Family Arts for a two-weekend run, as always, right during the Christmas/New Year’s window. The show features jugglers, acrobats, clowns and even trained house cats. You heard right. So enjoy this family-friendly (and often quite exhilarating) collection of contortionists, Hula Hoops and more.

DEETS:
Rosewood Center for Family Arts
5928 Skillman St.
$22–$48
DCT.org

Saturday 12.26 — Sunday 01.31

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Gay-themed comedy-drama ‘Clarkston’ continues at Wyly

A lot of plays and musicals wind up this weekend — many, of course, with holiday themes — but not so Clarkston, the world-premiere running for another full month in the 99-seat studio space at the Wyly Theatre. Genius grant honoree Samuel D. Hunter explores the complex relationship between a presumptuous, openly-gay kid of privilege and the closeted, troubled young man he meets while working at Costco. (Look for our full review of the show online.)

DEETS:
Wyly Theatre
2400 Flora St.
DallasTheaterCenter.org

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition December 25, 2015.