Freaks Don't Cry

Coney Island USA Events

Freaks Don't Cry

Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 8:00pm

Coney Island USA Presents: A Linked Dance Theatre and Funhouse Philosophers Production

Freaks Don't Cry is an immersive experience inspired by Coney Island's acclaimed sideshow. Our cast is seeking a daring audience, enthusiastic about joining the act.

Calling back to the Glam Rock era of the mid 1970’s, and the death defying acts and curiosities of sideshows, we seek to entertain and mystify you. We also are inviting the possibility of a single audience member getting to be initiated as a honorary freak to help us save our show!

The show is loosely based on Hans Christian Anderson's 'The Little Mermaid' and seeks to explain the reason freaks like mermaids don't cry.

Linked Dance Theatre makes stories come to life through movement, text, music and everything related to the body. Out of our practice, comes staged and immersive works that subvert the conventional norms of what theatre or dance should or should not be. Linked Dance Theatre works tend to question very liminal spaces and seek to explore the essence of what makes us human.

Featuring Performances by: Steve Moore, Jordan Chlapecka, Tessa Fairey, Rita McCan, Shan Y. Chuang Original Music by Stephen Bennett, Justin Boccitto, and Brendan Littlefield, Musicians: Stephen Bennett, Brenden Littlefield, and Heidi Blair Clark. 

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