Circus: Wandering City

November 14 – 17, 2018

Premiere New York Premiere
Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description Circus is one of the oldest and most popular entertainments in human history (with different names and formats across civilizations.) Circus troupes provide food and lodging for their members, many of them marginalized by society. With Circus: Wandering City, ETHEL, the musically omnivorous and adventurous string quartet, pays tribute to the 250th anniversary of the modern circus, its migrating workforce and one of its brightest stars: The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Combining original music composed by the quartet with projections of images, films, and interviews mined from the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, ETHEL puts on a multimedia show that is both big-hearted and clear-eyed about the scintillating and debilitating sides of this industry and its denizens. According to the Sarasota Observer, Circus: Wandering City is "one of the most innovative, informative and entertaining evenings."
Identifier 2018f.01114
Season Fall 2018
VenueBAM Strong (Majestic, BAM Majestic, BAM Harvey Theater, The Rudin Family Gallery)
costume designerBeth Goldenberg
production assistant/coordinatorS."Stoli" Stolnack
production managerKelly Shaffer Allen, Sadie Alisa
sound designerStowe Nelson
stage managerKelly Shaffer Allen
technical directorJoseph Silovsky
top billingETHEL
video technicianJohn Narun