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An autobiographical, one-actor play, Liz’s Circus Story spans 23 years. At 21, just out of college, Liz takes a job as ring mistress, organist, and puppet show performer with the Franzen Bros. Circus, a brand-new, one-ring circus. Its founder, Wayne Franzen, had dreamed of starting a circus since he was a boy on a Wisconsin dairy farm. While portraying herself, Wayne, and an array of other circus characters and animals, Liz shares the trials and triumphs of the fledgling circus and her own efforts to pursue her dream of working in theatre.

1 F, unit set
80 minutes (no intermission)

Liz’s Circus Story. (Photos courtesy of KET)

World premiere, Horse Cave Theatre, Horse Cave, KY - 2001
Kentucky Educational Television – 2004
University of Wisconsin School of the Arts, Rhinelander, WI - 2004
Long Lake Theatre, Hubbard, MN – 2005
Mabel Tainter Theatre, Menomonie, WI – 2006
Sun City Players Community Theater, Sun City, AZ – 2015

National Educational Television Award (NETA) for Best Dramatic Narrative – 2005

To see KET's Liz's Circus Story website, click here.

For more information and/or a perusal script, please contact Liz.
The complete text including pictures and playwright notes is also included in World Premieres from Horse Cave Theatre.

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