Elephant’s Graveyard

The Sparks World Famous Circus had finally arrived! It rolled into the muddy humdrum town of Erwin in East Tennessee via the railroad carrying all the trappings of the spectacular – a Ring Master, a Ballet Girl, a Strongman, an Elephant on parade – and the town was filled with fervent enthusiasm.  But, by turns horrific, the fervor turns in on itself when a tragic death leads to a staggering resolution in 1916 Americana.

Fall 2019, Parkland College, Champaign, IL