Phydeaux’s Flying Flea Circus and Wahoo Medicine Show will be part of this year’s Pennsylvania Heritage Festival, planned for Sept. 15 and 16 at The Heritage Village and Farm Museum in Troy.
Step right up and catch a rare glimpse of America’s golden age of humbug and quackery as Phydeaux’s Flying Flea Circus and Wahoo Medicine Show transports you to the days of the late 19th century when hucksters took advantage of a receptive, unsophisticated public that was being barraged daily by the legitimate scientific discovers of Edison, Bell and Marconi.
Hang onto your wallets and lend a skeptical ear if you cross paths with the shows’ creator, George Esparza, who can bee seen performing his unique brand of comedy street theatre at the Pennsylvania Heritage Festival.
He’ll be looking for ‘pigeons’ waiting to be fleeced. Those who have seen him call him very entertaining. Just remember that the Wahoo Medicine Show is all in good fun and nothing is actually for sale.
Esparza stated, “I make every effort to be historically accurate in my creation of a pitchman’s ‘pipe’ as it may have been seen or heard on a street corner in the 1800’s.”
And what would a traveling medicine show be without an entourage of performers and specialty acts to attract a crowd? So, Esparza rummaged through the attic of popular culture and has revived the fabled flea circus. “Phydeaux’s Flying Flea Circus” is a genuine miniature circus complete with a flea sized high-dive and circus cannon.
Don’t miss Phydeaux’s Flying Flea Circus as it performs under the “Little Top.”
Phydeaux’s world-renowned acrobatic fleas will spellbind audiences as they defy gravity and surmount seemingly impossible of strength and agility that would prove daunting to lesser fleas. Witness the record breaking ‘High Dive of Death’ from a balloon into a bowl of water and hold your breath as the world’s fasted high flying flea, Napoleon, is fired from “Little Bertha,” the world’s most powerful flea circus cannon.
George Esparza, performing in period dress and sporting a Stetson, weaves his medicine show and flea circus together seamlessly, with southern charm, storytelling, and shameless hyperbole, and is described as just plain old-fashioned fun.