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As You Wish (CT) Mar 1-10
Posted February 23, 2018
Circophony's As You Wish! is an original circus-theater response to The Princess Bride. Don't miss this unique performance piece by 18 teenagers—a treat for all ages!

As You Wish!, written and directed by Circophony director Dic Wheeler, is both a theater piece and a circus performance, uniquely combining the two art forms in a comical and skillful response to the cult classic The Princess Bride. The play is not a stage version of the film, but rather a contemporary response to the original William Goldman novel and the 1987 film. As You Wish! explores the ways in which The Princess Bride has influenced our culture, fashion, and language, and takes a 2018 look at the fairy tale adventure/romance and the archetypes on which it is built. All this is done through a kaleidoscopic collection of circus acts, outrageous theatrical characters, dance numbers, clowning and puppetry.

"As You Wish! will be a treat for adults and kids of any age," says Wheeler. "Wholesome, ridiculous, sometimes strident and alternately impressive and hilarious, the play includes circus arts like juggling, acrobatics, unicycling, stilting, and such, but also an eclectic collection of contemporary comic characters. Familiarity with the film or book is definitely optional—The Princess Bride fans will enjoy the references, the parody, and the commentary, but anyone completely unfamiliar with the original will enjoy a fast-moving and fun piece of circus-theater."
Thursday, March 1, 7 pm: Pay-As-You-Wish preview
Friday, March 2, 7 pm
Saturday, March 3, 2 pm
Friday, March 9, 7 pm
Saturday, March 10, 2pm & 7pm
Oddfellows Playhouse
128 Washington Street
Middletown, CT
Get Tickets: or call (860) 347-6143.
How Much:
$15 for adults, $8 for students and seniors.
Note from the CircusNYC Editors: Posted as received.