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A LITTLE BUSINESS AT THE BIG TOP presented as part of Know Theatre of Cincinnati’s 2015/16 Fringe Encore and Extra Season through Sept. 5. Click here for more information on the production. I attended the opening night performance.
David Gaines creates a full, rich and vibrant circus as the backdrop for an old-fashioned love story. In a little over an hour. On a bare stage, Without props. And he doesn’t speak.
Gaines is a brilliant physical performer and a wonder to watch. He is every animal, performer and patron at the circus, He is the everyday hero, the ingenue and the dastardly villain. His focus and energy never wavers as he spins between characters and locations.
I can now say both of Gaines’ fringe performances, 7(X1) SAMURAI and A LITTLE BUSINESS UNDER THE BIG TOP stand as personal all-time favorites.
Two performances remain of this fun, funny and mesmerizing family-friendly show. Tickets are only $15. It just might make you feel like a kid again.
My rating: 4.75 out of 5.
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