“The Quest for the Innkeeper’s Cask” brings feats of wonder
back to the Big Top this summer

Magic and mischief return to Grand Center this summer, as Circus Flora presents its 36th season. From June 9 through July 3, audiences can see the brand-new show, “The Quest for the Innkeeper’s Cask.” In this rollicking original story, Circus Flora’s troupe seeks an ancient relic, rumored to have mystical powers, and believed to be somewhere beneath the city’s streets. But it seems that someone does not want the Cask to be found — the closer it is, the more obstacles and booby-traps seem to be in the way.

“The caves beneath St. Louis have fascinated our city’s residents for generations,” said Artistic Director Jack Marsh, who creates the show each season with Cecil MacKinnon. “Each cave has its own story, its own mystery, and its own secrets. There’s so much intrigue around the caves, which makes them the perfect place to find the sort of magic that Circus Flora is delighted to provide.”

As audiences have come to expect, the 36th season of Circus Flora will feature an amazing assemblage of acts from around the globe, plus storytelling like none other. The Peanut-Free Preview will take place on Thursday, June 9, and Opening Night is Saturday, June 11. Tickets for “The Quest for the Innkeeper’s Cask” begin at just $10, making a trip to the circus an affordable option for families seeking an unforgettable outing.

“After the challenges of the past two years, we’re overjoyed to be returning to our traditional June season,” said Managing Director Karen Shoulders. “We’ll be welcoming acrobats, daredevils, aerialists, comedians, and more to the Big Top, and we can’t wait to share this show with our audiences!”