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The Day They Hung The Elephant

  • The Day They Hung The Elephant

Four Clowns, in association with Son of Semele Theater presents...
The Day They Hung The Elephant Workshop
by Mike Funt
Directed by Lis Vizcarra
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Friday, May 3 @ 8pm
Saturday, May 4 @ 8pm

$10 for all tickets
60 minutes run time

Son of Semele Theater
3301 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90004

Multi-award winning, nationally touring, LA based clown troupe Four Clowns presents this workshop production of The Day They Hung The Elephant, based on a true story.

Starring…
Mike Funt as CIRCUS CLOWN
Julia Davis as MARY THE ELEPHANT

A circus clown recounts the mysterious and seedy tale of Mary the Elephant, a circus elephant who killed a man. Based on a true story, it happened one fateful afternoon in September of 1916 while Mary the Elephant was on her parade route near the railroad building town of Erwin, Tennessee. After heated debate as to the best way to kill an elephant, the town made Mary pay for her crime by hanging her from a train derrick. Our story is told from the perspective of the circus clown who was Mary's trainer, friend, and companion. The clown lives out the purgatory that has become retelling Mary's story over and over. This time, perhaps he tells too much...

Alexis Jones: Assistant Director
Donny Jackson: Lighting Designer
Turner Munch: Production Manager