• Circus performer Rob Mermin will be in Maine on Saturday and July 22 to present “Circle of Sawdust,” a one-man show of high adventure and low comedy from 40 years in the circus.
He performs at 8 p.m. Saturday at Celebration Barn Theater in South Paris. At 7 p.m. July 22, he performs at Frontier Cafe in Brunswick.
“Circle of Sawdust” features personal anecdotes and film clips that illuminate the mud, myths, mayhem and magic of the circus.
Mermin trained in classical mime with Etienne Decroux and Marcel Marceau, and has performed in European circus, theater, TV and film for 40 years. He is an author, director, university lecturer, former dean of Ringling Bros. Clown College, and founder of the international company Circus Smirkus.
Tickets for Saturday’s show at Celebration Barn cost $14 for adults, $12 for seniors and $8 for students and children. Call the Barn’s box office at 743-8452 or visit celebrationbarn.com.
Tickets for the July 22 show at the Frontier cost $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $10 for children, and are available by calling 725-5222. For information, visit explorefrontier.com.
• Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist Paul Sullivan will play a concert at 7 p.m. July 27 at River Tree Arts, 35 Western Ave., Kennebunk. The concert is in conjunction with the “Painters, Players and Poets” exhibition at River Tree’s Irvine Art Gallery through Aug. 4.
The multi-media art experience features the work of 49 Maine-based artists, writers, composers and furniture makers. The composers and poets identified a living Maine painter whose work inspired them, and then interpreted a specific painting through poetry or musical composition. For “Painters, Players, and Poets,” Sullivan interpreted the painting “Cecile” by Cynthia Stroud in his composition of the same name.
Tickets cost $15, and are available at brownpapertickets.com/event/260273 or by calling 967-9120.
– Bob Keyes, Staff Writer