Three Ring

Author: Peter S. Petralia

Three Ring

Description: A theatrical event that merges circus, theater, dance, and performance art, which is constructed from fragments of sanity, obsession, and love as told by five inmates in an insane asylum for circus performers.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2003
Date Added: 9/9/2012
Content Advisory: This play includes some strong language, adult themes and disturbing psychological content which may make it inappropriate for younger audiences
1 Act, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 6 Males

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Keywords: Adaptations · Comedy · Gay and Lesbian · Large Cast Size · Mostly Male Characters · Non-traditional/Non-narrative/Experimental/Post-dramatic · Philosophy · Postmodern · Satire/Parody · Sex · Surrealism/Absurdism

Original Production Information

Three Ring was originally developed as part of the HERE Artist Residency Program at HERE Arts Center, New York City, and premiered at Walkerspace in New York City in 2003, with the following cast and credits:

Barry: Carlton Ward
Marco: David Sochet
Mitzi: Cassandra Wesson
Philomena: Ash Bulayev
Prudence: Luissa Chekowsky

Director: Peter S Petralia
Choreographer: Stacey Carlson
Lighting Design: Rebecca MK Makus
Composer: Max Giteck Duykers