LIVING CURIOSITIES

by Mary Vingoe

Production Photos by Jim Smagata

 

 

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P. T. Barnum displays his “Living Curiosities” (the fourth year acting company)

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New arrival Anna Swan’s first day on the job turns into her worst nightmare (L to R: Shawn Doyle, Paige Falardeau, Jack Comerford, Hannah Vanden Boomen)

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A rowdy Confederate attacks Bearded Lady Mme. Clofullia (L to R – Courtney Keir, Jack Comerford, Shawn Doyle)

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Mme. Clofullia experiences hallucinations of her lost daughter (Paige Falardeau, left, and Courtney Keir)

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Anna signs Barnum’s iron-clad contract (Samuel Turner and Hannah Vanden Boomen)

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The ‘Albino’ sisters demonstrate ‘Second Sight’ for Anna (L to R – Brittany Miranda, Hannah Vanden Boomen, Mercedes Morris)

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Alphonsia creates a chair the right height for Anna (Hannah Vanden Boomen, left, and Mercedes Morris)

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Change and Eng bicker even in Anna’s bedroom (L to R – Anthony Yu, Hannah Vanden Boomen, Aaron Schaefer)

Recreating the ‘Missing Link’: P. T. Barnum’s original, left, and Jovan Kocic in Living Curiosities.

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‘Missing Link’ Henry comforts the ailing ‘Woolly Horse’ (Jovan Kocic, left, and Jack Comerford)

Barnum pressures his ‘Missing Link’ Henry to spy for him (Samuel Turner, left,
and Jovan Kocic)

Rehearsing Twelfth Night under Anna’s direction, the Curiosities try to throw Henry out as a spy (Jovan Kocic, Brittany Miranda and company)