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Phineas Taylor Barnum (1810-1891) is one of the most colorful and well known personalities in American history. A consummate showman and entrepreneur, Barnum was famous for bringing both high and low culture to all of America. From the dulcet tones of opera singer Jenny Lind "The Swedish Nightingale" to the bizarre hoax of the Feejee Mermaid, from the clever and quite dimunitive General Tom Thumb to Jumbo the Elephant, Barnum's oddities, spectacles, galas, extravaganzas, and events tickled the fancies, hearts, minds and imaginations of Americans of all ages.
Adam Gertsacov (1964-), noted actor, sideshow performer, and clown, brings Barnum to life in a dramatic interactive first person interpretation of the historic character. The interpretation is the product of careful study and research, as well as a healthy dose of showmanship. Audience members can meet Barnum in the flesh, and hear him opine on a number of issues (mostly in his original words) After the performance, a question and answer session is available.