The story of a dysfunctional circus in which a fortune teller has wrested control of the circus from her ringmaster. Beasts and dark shapes never seen on earth come forth to present their acts, and all havoc and travesty breaks loose. Until a little child who was sent on ahead finally comes back to lead the circus' opening parade.
Production history: Virginia Tech. University, Blacksburg, VA (Oct/Nov. '00); Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA (March, '99); Annex Theatre, Seattle, WA; 6/8-7/1/95.
Script development: Sundance Playwrights Lab (1990); New Dramatists (1990); New York Stage & Film (1991); New York Shakespeare Festival (1992); play originally developed through a commission grant received from the New York State Council on the Arts (1987-88).
Playwright Russell Davis, Norton Clapp Visiting Artist, is in residence for the entire rehearsal process (January 20-March 3, 2004).