DC50’s Robin Hamilton Checks out Side Show
As a reporter, I get to see the good, bad and ugly in the world, so I decided to escape from it all and take a trip to the theatre – only to find the same thing, sort of.
The Kennedy Center pulls up the curtain to Side Show, introducing us to a circus of misfits and a sad tale of love, desire, deception and a quest for fame.
Ironically enough, it’s based on a true story about two conjoined twins who join a circus during the Great Depression and gain acclaim for being the featured attraction.
However, is being a spectacle too high a price to pay to achieve a dream?
Erin Davie and Emily Padgett play twins Violet and Daisy, respectively. With beautiful vocals, a strong supporting cast, freakishly good costumes and makeup and an innovative set, this Bill Condon-directed play takes us under the Big Tent of outcasts.
Side Show plays at Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theatre through July 13th.