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NYT: Agnes Under the Big Top


Stories of Isolation in an Urban Circus By SYLVIANE GOLD “Optimists are stupid people,” snaps a caustic subway motorman to his congenitally cheerful trainee — not coincidentally nicknamed Happy — in Aditi Brennan Kapil’s “Agnes Under the Big Top.” A smart pessimist in attendance at Long Wharf Theater Stage II might find few reasons to abandon the opinion that […]

Variety: Agnes Under the Big Top


Audiences take a leap of faith along with scribe Aditi Brennan Kapil in her wonderful crazy quilt of a play “Agnes Under the Big Top,” receiving its world preem at New Haven’s Long Wharf Theater. The result is a tough and tender play and a production that is as graceful and evocative as trapeze artists flying though air with the greatest of ease.