Nights at the Circus
Nights at the Circus takes you from the backstreets and brothels of 1899 London to the glamour and sleaze of Colonel Kearney’s Circus. A hard-bitten reporter pursues a notorious celebrity to prove her wings are false. This picaresque tale gives the heroine all the best and bawdiest lines and places the hero in peril for his life, his manhood and his heart. Thrill as the winged woman breaks hearts and taboos! Gasp as the songbird steps in to the tiger’s lair! Be amazed at the divination powers of Sybil the psychic pig!
This production features the energetic physical theatre style of UK/ US director and MFA Candidate Patricia Miller and original score by acclaimed Bay Area Composer Daryl Henline. Based on the novel by Angela Carter. Stage adaptation by Emma Rice and Tom Morris.
Nights at the Circus previews on March 13, U.S. premieres on March 14 and continues through March 16 at UC Davis Wyatt Pavilion Theatre.