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The Vindlevoss Family Circus Spectacular!


The mustachioed Professor Penelope Vindlevoss discovers Edward the Zombie on her recent anthropological expedition, and takes it upon herself to domesticate him.

What is Edward’s final lesson? To put on a circus, of course! Physical comedy and undead logic collide in this quirky fable about how to be truly human.

WINNER of the 2013 Participant Pick Award - Frigid Festival.

Created and performed by Carrie Brown and Karim Muasher

Directed by Mark Gindick

"They utilize mime, shadow, sight gags, sound bites and even a beautifully made puppet to make us laugh.  And laughs were in abundance the night I attended.  My face hurt a little bit after an hour of having an immovable grin."

-Richard Hinojosa,

"The Vindlevoss Family Circus Spectacular began in all its cast-of-two glory, and I was blown away (and almost eaten) ... What ensues is a hilarious mix of clowning, pantomime, puppetry, and delicious absurdity."

-Erica Cheung, East Village Arts

"The characters they embody – from strongman to highwire-walker to contortionist to clown to the lonely ticket-taker – are portrayed through inventive props and wonderful character work.  Edvard the Zombie is a brilliant and comical creation. The Professor's mustache is almost a character by itself ... Are you human enough to pass the tests? The ambiance of the big top, ridiculous zombie stomp-rhythms, broccoli and gold stretch pants distinguish a show full of family memories and family tragedies told by a peculiar professor and her bald and bucktoothed zombie."

-Lindsey Boyle, Washington City Paper


Cincinnati Fringe Festival

May 31 - June 11, 2011 Cincinnati, Ohio

Capital Fringe Festival

July 8 - 16, 2011 Washington, D.C.

Frigid Festival

February 21 - March 2, 2013 New York, NY

Minnesota Fringe Festival

August 2 - August 11, 2013 Minneapolis, Minnesota

New York Clown Theatre Festival

September 5 - 28, 2014 New York, NY

 Winnipeg Fringe Festival

July 15 - 26, 2015 Winnipeg, CA