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Arts and Humanities

Lizís Circus Story

An autobiographical one-woman play
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60 minutes
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Kentuckian Liz Bussey Fentressís one-woman play spans 23 years, beginning when Liz is 21 and just graduated from the University of Wisconsin. With job prospects dim in her chosen field of theater, she takes a job as ringmistress, organist, and puppet show performer with Wayne Franzenís Franzen Bros. Circus, a brand-new one-ring circus. Through Lizís portrayal of herself, Wayne, and an array of other circus characters and animals, she shares the trials and triumphs of the fledgling circus and her own efforts to pursue her dream of working in theater. Originally produced at Horse Cave Theatre, the play was adapted for television by Fentress and directed by Vince Spoelker.

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Program of Studies:
Drama/Theater: Structure in the Arts, Humanity in the Arts, Purposes for Creating the Arts, Processes in the Arts, Interrelationships Among the Arts

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2012/13 KETKY Program Schedule

Kentuckian Liz Bussey Fentress performs her one-woman play based on her experiences working for a brand-new one-ring circus. As ringmistress, roustabout, and unlikely promoter, she learned humorous, tragic, and life-changing lessons about pursuing impossible dreams. Originally produced at Horse Cave Theatre, the play was adapted for television by Fentress and directed by Vince Spoelker. A 2003 KET production.

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