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.

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 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!”
-Lindsey Boyle, Washington City Paper

“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

Performance History


July 15 – 26 Winnipeg Fringe Festival / Winnipeg, MB


September 5 – 28 New York Clown Theatre Festival / New York, NY


August 2 – August 11 Minnesota Fringe Festival / Minneapolis, Minnesota

February 21 – March 2 Frigid Festival / New York, NY


July 8 – 16 Capital Fringe Festival / Washington, D.C.

May 31 – June 11  Cincinnati Fringe Festival / Cincinnati, Ohio