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Agnes Under the Big Top: A Tall Tale explores the intersecting lives of several immigrants in a US city. It is a magical tale of hope and disappointment, identity and reinvention, narrated by an itinerant subway busker. Against the subterranean rhythms of a subway train, a Liberian home care worker, a former Bulgarian ringmaster and his wife, an Indian call center escapee, and a bed-ridden American woman, find and redefine themselves in today's America.
"Rich in feeling, wide in scope, teeming with poetry and sprinkled with Bulgarian." - The New York Times
"...a tough and tender play...that is as graceful and evocative as trapeze artists flying through air with the greatest of ease." - Variety
"...Kapil has created a masterly matrix for what are essentially first-person short stories told by the five main characters...this lyrical, bittersweet play is a spirit-soaring experience." -Hartford Courant