by Antonia Czinger

A bunch of sideshow performers have settled down, forming a sort of �marginalized society� run by a diva-licious, bearded lady called the Matriarch. Within this society, freaks and geeks are meant to celebrate their abnormalities while putting on shows and raking in �cold hard cash just by existing.� However, the harmony of the carnival is threatened by the arrival of Lawrence, an ambitious Discovery Channel producer, who endeavors to make a television show about the place. Lawrence's good intentions, preconceived notions, and unexpected romantic tendencies soon cause tensions to fly high, even as the performers adjust to the increased media attention. Life becomes especially perplexing for Simon and Olivia, sixteen-year-old twins who have only ever lived on the carnival.
Carnival explores what it is to live in a certain society as well as the relationship between the body (however twisted) and the mind (however twisted), especially in relation to one�s sexuality. The play is about defining oneself and escaping oneself within the parameters of the human body. It's also about money problems, awkward make-outs, and what to do about too large pores. Also, at one point someone eats a spring role really suggestively.
This will be a workshop performance for a script in progress. The final production will be in February.
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December 7 at 7:00pm
@ Davenport Auditorium
Show no longer running
Patrons should arrive at the theater 15 minutes before the performance to claim their reservation. At the scheduled performance time, patrons will be let in off of the waitlist based on when they signed up on the YDC website. Patrons with reservations arriving after this time will be treated as if they are at the top of the waitlist. Please see the full policy here.
Production Staff
DirectorAntonia Czinger
DirectorJavier Cienfuegos
ProducerJavier Cienfuegos
Stage ManagerJavier Cienfuegos
Lighting DesignerJavier Cienfuegos
Costume DesignerRachel Barnas
WriterAntonia Czinger

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