By Rob Winn Anderson
Southeastern United States Premiere | Produced by Garden Theatre
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Dark secrets abound in the hills of Tennessee in this Southern Gothic tale. It’s 1916, and a circus elephant named Mary is sentenced to die in a horrible way after killing a man during a parade in Kingsport. Mary’s execution, demanded by the hysterical public, becomes a media event. At the same time, Bobbie Coleman, a young girl of twelve, is experiencing her own horror as tragedy besets her closest friend, Willa Fay. Fast forward eighty years, when a freelance journalist attempts to break Bobbie’s silence and at long last find the out the truth of that fateful time. True-life stories and fictional storytelling are weaved together for an unforgettable tale by Central Florida-based playwright Rob Winn Anderson, who in 2011 won the SART ScriptFEST competition and the 2012 Southern Playwrights competition for this work.
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