First look at Side Show at Kennedy Center

Erin Davie and Emily Padgett will be appearing as Violet and Daisy in Side Show

Erin Davie and Emily Padgett will be appearing as Violet and Daisy in Side Show

First look at Side Show: May 13, 2014 — at the Meet and Greet for the cast and creatives of Side Show, the Bill Russell/Henry Kreiger musical based on the true story of conjoined twins who became stars during the Depression.

The show will run June 14 – July 13, 2014 at The Kennedy Center.
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Lorraine Treanor About Lorraine Treanor

Lorraine Treanor has been editor of DC Theatre Scene since 2006. She has produced plays and concerts in her hometown of Chicago, and twice in the Capital Fringe festival. Her daughter Nina Norris is an artist working in Chicago. Life's a blast because she shares it with writer Tim Treanor.


  1. Edward Kelty says:

    My father was a well-known circus photographer in the twenties and thirties. His work was documented in the book “Step Right Up” and inspired the book and film “Water for Elephants.”

    Relevant to this show is the role of the Ringling Brothers Circus in treating so-called freaks as people. They would have been totally ignored by society until Ringling treated them as performers. They were served with white-gloved waiters on the same white linen tablecloths as the other performers and the owner. We may thinks of “freaks” as exploited, but what was the alterntive?



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