Circus Fire by Janet Munsil
Hungry for a diversion from the events of WW2, the people of Hartford, Connecticut escape a scorching summer afternoon to lose themselves in the magic and excitement of “The Greatest Show on Earth.” When unexpected disaster strikes and six-thousand circus-goers race to evacuate the flaming big-top, the death defying feats, animal instincts, and heroic acts normally reserved for the centre ring erupt in the panic-stricken audience. Based on a true story, this text for physical theatre is a moving, imaginative experience for audiences, and an exhilarating challenge for actors, as they fluidly transform from audience members to elephants, clowns to tigers and tightrope walkers.
Keywords: Circus, FIre, Physical, Drama, tragedy, mime, comedy, disaster, panic
Year Printed: 2016
First Produced: Divadlo Na Pradle, Prague, CZ / May 27, 2007
Running TIme: 65 minutes
Male Cast: 2
Female Cast: 2