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The Day They Hung The Elephant

  • The Day They Hung The Elephant

Four Clowns presents The Day They Hung The Elephant by Mike Funt June 21, 2014 in Newnan, GA BUY TICKETS June 21, 2014 at 7pm Coweta County Centre for Performing and Visual Arts Newnan, GA

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...

60 minute run time with no intermission

HIGH SCHOOL WORKSHOP We will be teaching a 3 day workshop for high school students, June 19 - 21, 10am - 2pm at the Coweta County Centre for Performing and Visual Arts. Students can sign up starting May 30

For more info call or email: 770-254-2787 or TheCentre@CowetaSchools.net and state interest in the Clown Workshop with Mike Funt.

ADULT WORKSHOP We will be teaching a 3 day workshop for adults, June 17 - 19 7pm - 10pm at the Newnan Theatre Company. SIGN UP HERE

PRESENTATION On the evening of June 20, Mike Funt, playwright of The Day They Hung The Elephant will be giving a presentation on the history of the American Circus in the South, including Mary's story, at the Newnan Historical Society as a benefit of NHS and the Historic Train Depot.

Originally presented under the direction of Lis Roche on May 3 and May 4, 2013 at Son of Semele Theater