Circus is a living, breathing spiral of creatures and people who bare themselves in a series of dramatic monologuesand who, for a single evening, break their otherwise perpetual silence. They are instructed to tell the stories behind their
muteness, in language that is simple and unstinting.
Thus, women, men, animals and other circus creatures are exposed before our eyes: the woman who is sawn in half, the flea trainer, the flea, the elephant, the circus ant, the circus psychologist, the circus detective, the woman at the top of the human pyramid, the circus angel, the couple on the flying trapeze, the circus fly, and dozens of other. They weave their monologues into dialogues and sometimes multilogues. This choir of many voices becomes a happening. Like a colorful fan, the characters reveal themselves before us and flesh themselves out and acquire souls. With them, the secrets and conundrums of the silent, hidden
circus are revealed.