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The Man Becoming the Mouse

It is not every day that students in Lone Star Circus’s silks class at the Palaestra wear mouse ears and a tail, but Karl Schaeffer needs to practice with his costume pieces to prepare for the circus elements in his upcoming role as the mischevous Mouse in DCT’s production of “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie”.


On Tuesday morning, Karl showed off his best upside down balancing moves. He makes twirling around on the silks look so easy (and fun!), but it also takes a tremendous amount of upper body strength and balance.


Curious classmates asked Karl about his costume pieces and seemed impressed by his moves on the silks.


“Are you a man or a mouse?” one classmate kidded.


Another young lady asked if she could take a picture on her camera phone wearing the mouse ears and tail.


We’re all impressed with Karl’s training on the silks thus far! Be sure to stay tuned to the DCT Blog for updates on his training throughout the rehearsal process!