Cirque Italia Water Circus plans Easter weekend performances in Greenville

Cirque Italia Water Circus

Cirque Italia Water Circus, a unique show blending acrobatics and curtains of water, will present a series of shows April 13-17 at the Pitt County Fairgrounds, 3901 N.E. Greenville Blvd. Cirque Italia is an animal-free show featuring performers from all over the world -- and 35,000 gallons of water.

The innovative two-hour shows, under a blue and white big-top tent, feature acrobatics, aerial silk stunts, ultra-modern water curtains, laser lights and dramatic music. The traditional European-style circus includes a mermaid, juggling, Chinese poles, an umbrella act, life-size bubbles, optical illusions, an upside-down opera singer, and Coco the Clown.

It's the first time Cirque Italia has appeared in Greenville.

Both matinees and nighttime performances will be held. Tickets range in price from $15-$50 depending on seat location. They may be ordered online or purchased at the door. Call 941-704-8572 to arrange handicapped seating. A parking fee of $5 will be charged at the venue.