Murder Under the Big Top
by Tom Chiodo
Full Length Play, Comedy / 4m, 1f
The circus is in town. The Flying Bambinos and The Flying Ivanovitches, rival trapeze artists, face off in a deadly act of daring feats. Tino Bambino and Princess Pinky are engaged and will be married over their fathers' dead bodies...
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- Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
- Setting: Under the big top.
- Additional Features: Audience Participation/Interactive
- Features / Contains: Elaborate / High Volume Costumes
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
- Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
- Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)
MADAME BAZOOMBAS - Queen of the Gypsies. Spouse and second counsin to Ivan. Trapeze artist and fortune teller. Performed by a man in drag.
PRINCESS PINKY - largely proportioned daughter of Ivan and Marushka. "The Pride of Hungary." Gypsies like their women with meat on their bones and Pinky has ample amounts. She is the centerpiece of the trapeze act. Secretly in love with Tino Bambino against the wishes of her parents.
TINO BAMBINO - son of Zippo. Strong muscular physique. Smitten with Princess Pinky and himself. He wants to own a circus one day. Broken Italian accent.
ZIPPO BAMBINO - patriarch of "The Flying Bambinos." Bitter Rival of the "Flying Ivanovitchs." A great clown of the circus and master of disguise. Disguises himself as a Catholic nun to prevent the marriage of Tino and Pinky. Broken Italian accent.
PRISCILLA PINKBOTTOM - attractive, aggressive Acme Rent-A-Cop. Always slightly off-the-mark but eventually on target. Inspector Clousseau type.
BINKY IVANOVITCH - (audience member) Daughter of Ivan and Bazoombas. Black sheep of the family. Misfit. She possesses all of the undesirable qualities of a gypsy woman-- shy, thin, attractive, and honest.
- Drag performance
Plus 1 female audience member