Silenced on Barbour Street
One-act. 40-50 minutes
10-30 actors, large female cast
On July 6, 1944, a fire roared across the top of the 48-foot high tent during the matinee performance of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, claiming the lives of 144 spectators. In this ensemble driven drama, 15 victims of this tragedy must face their guilt and deepest fears in order to escape from a sadistic ringmaster who has trapped them in a mysterious circus purgatory. Part historical drama, part mystery, and part psychological thriller, those trapped must work together to find the key to their escape.
***Best Play Honors -- 2010 Connecticut Drama Association Festival ***
***Best Play Honors -- 2014 Vermont State Theater Festival***
***Best Play Honors -- 2016 Alabama State Theater Festival***
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