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Play Reading: Circus Girl

A play reading. The idea is to discover this play written by Rocky Hopson, director of our latest acclaimed production Buried Child.
Our play readings are fun and an occasion to meet and understand what the InPlayers are all about. 
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Circus Girl takes you on a journey through America during the 1890s—from Kansas City to Chicago to Denver. It is the story a young performer who has lived in the circus her entire life. She knows very little about the outside world, and suddenly has to fend for herself in rapidly changing and precarious surroundings. Much like our present decade, the 1890s were a time of exciting innovation as well as economic crisis and uncertainty: New technologies like the recording of sound and film changed the way people perceived the world and themselves in it. The Chicago World's Fair took place in 1893 and was considered the biggest event in human history. On the flip side of that was the Panic of 1893. The railroads had overbuilt and went bankrupt. The banks closed. The country was in chaos. —Amidst this upheaval Circus Girl is out of a job and left alone. She has to adjust to her new environment or be sucked into the harsh reality of a country in turmoil. Through the eyes of Circus Girl this play shows an epic struggle between fantasy and reality that also reflects the problems and turmoils we face today.

Earlier Event: March 1
Buried Child