Agnes Under the Big Top, a tall tale

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Explores the intersecting lives of immigrants in a US city. It is a magical tale of hope and disappointment, identity and reinvention, narrated by an itinerant subway busker. Against the subterranean rhythms of a subway train, an itinerant subway busker, a Liberian home care worker, a former Bulgarian ringmaster and his wife, and an Indian call center escapee find and redefine themselves in today’s America.


Samuel French


"...this lovely, brooding play bodes well for the future of the theater." -Sylviane Gold, NY Times

"...a tough and tender play ... that is as graceful and evocative as trapeze artists flying through air with the greatest of ease."
-Frank Rizzo, Variety

"Lives intersect while others hover in parallel, but Kapil has created a masterly matrix for what are essentially first-person short stories told by the five main characters... this lyrical, bittersweet play is a spirit-soaring experience."
-Susan Hood, Hartford Courant