Ahh the circus. The bright lights sweeping across the inner roof of the big top, illuminating the brightly-colored acrobats flipping through the air high above. The ring-master whipping the crowd into a frenzy. Children with sticky cotton-candy fingers and wide eyes-and adults with the same.
The founder of Circus Smirkus, Rob Mermin, has been looking into the history of circuses, particularly here in Vermont, and he shares some of that history with VPR’s Jane Lindholm.