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Every clown has a story about when they knew they wanted to be a clown. Perhaps it was that first trip to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, or an insatiable desire to affect others through laughter.
For Burke, the allegory of Paradise Circus is not really about satirizing any individual faith per se, his own or anyone's -- it's more about shining a light on the absurdity of killing one another over competing theories of the unknowable.
Lincoln Center will be the setting for genuine fun with the return of the Big Apple Circus, which for 32 years has become not only a seasonal mainstay but also an annual rite of passage.
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