Mar 15, 2021

Experiments: Three Ring Circus

Written by Sean Patrick Higgins
Directed by Ted Schneider

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James Banks, his wife, and his mistress host James’ daughter, her boyfriend, and James’ soon to be brother-in-law for a family dinner. A riotous night of misinterpretation and near misses ends up outing love in the most farcical of ways ultimately leading to a very unexpected proposal. Three Ring Circus is a farce with bite which explores interracial relationships in our modern America.

Eliza: Kelsey Rainwater

Paddy: Niall Powderly

James: Raphael Nash Thompson

Mickey: Colin Lane

MaryAnn: Una Clancy

Jane/ The Officers: Annelise Lawson

Dispatch/David/Adria: Jonathan Higginbotham


Stage Manged by Avery Trunko

Sound Design by Ian Scott Williams

Headshot of Sean Patrick Higgins

Sean Patrick Higgins is the co-founder of Tríonóide Entertainment production company. As a writer his full length plays include Three Ring Circus, Delicate Wings, MoonSong (Marin Shakespeare Company, Yale Cabaret, Yale School of Medicine, Relative Theatrics). Sean has written and produced three short films and has several TV/Film projects in various stages of production. As a performer – Sean is a company member of Sleep No More. Off-Broadway: A Clockwork Orange (New World Stages), Awful Event (Baryshnikov Arts Center, workshop), This Land Was Made (Vineyard, workshop). Regional: title roles in Sherwood: Adventures of Robin Hood (New Theatre) and Macbeth: Come Like Shadows (St. Louis). Other shows include The Three Musketeers, As You Like It (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival); Pericles (Elm Shakespeare Company); The Liar, Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo and Juliet (Livermore Shakespeare Festival); Noises Off, Taming of the Shrew (Idaho Repertory Theatre). TV: “The Blacklist,” “A Time To Remember.” Film: “Early Light,” “Walking Rebel,” “White Flags,” “Small Dancing Particles,” “Dirty,” and more. As a director, Sean’s work has been seen in St. Louis, Connecticut, Wyoming, California, and the UK. Sean holds a Certificate from Oxford (British American Drama Academy). BFA, University of Wyoming. MFA in Acting, Yale School of Drama.

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