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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Circus Flora, powered by Ameren, returns for its 28th season to present The Pawn, a journey back to the lands where chess began. Circus Flora Executive Director Joel Emery and juggler Kellin Quinn stopped by to tell Margie Ellisor about this exciting circus season.

The World Chess Hall of Fame and the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis join in partnership to help bring the game of chess to life. The show will capture a delightfully imaginative world under the big top next to Powell Hall May 29-June 22.

Tickets start at $12 and are on sale now. Group tickets are also available.

‘The Pawn’ opens May 29 with a peanut-free preview and runs through June 22.

Show times are Tuesday through Thursday at 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday at 1 and 7 p.m.; Sunday at 1 and 5:30 p.m.; and ‘Little Top Wednesday’ at 10 a.m., a special one-hour show for smaller kids or the ‘kids at heart.’

Call 314-289-4040 or visit for tickets and more information. Tickets are also available at the Circus Flora Box Office in the Centene Center for the Arts & Education, 3547 Olive St. Group discounts are now available for groups of 20 or more.