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Circus of Fate
by T. James Belich

Genre: Dark comedy
Length: 10 minutes
Total Cast: 3 women
Set: Minimal
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Having just seen her boyfriend Troy together with Minerva, her best friend and his ex-girlfriend, Diana stumbles behind the circus tents and encounters Cassandra: juggler, clown... and prophet. Torn between her desire to reconcile with Troy and to have it out with Minerva, Diana seeks Cassandra's advice. But will she listen to Cassandra's warnings or allow jealousy to push her into making a terrible mistake?

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Production History

Circus of Fate was created as part of Heritage Theatre Company's 24-Hour Play Festival on September 25th and 26th, 2009.  It was directed by Janan Terpstra with the following cast:

      CASSANDRA   Becka Linder
      DIANA   Justine Bergevin
      MINERVA   Christine DeZelar-Tiedman

Circus of Fate was also performed by The Renaissance Guild in San Antonio, Texas as part of their ActOne Series, Volume XV.  It was directed by Gene Hildabrand with the following cast:

      CASSANDRA   Denise Swain
      DIANA   Courtney Johnson
      MINERVA   Daniela Flores