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Roustabout: The Great Circus Train Wreck

7400 Bay Road
University Center, MI 48710
  • Join us in the Malcolm Field Theatre for Performing Arts for Roustabout: The Great Circus Train Wreck! It tells the story of the 1918 crash that injured and killed members of the Hagen Beck-Wallace Circus, which at the time was one of the biggest circuses in the country.

    This show combines historical facts and historical fiction to resurrect the stories of unknown circus performers who met their fate when an American military train plowed through a circus train outside of Chicago in 1918.

     Audience: PG-13 (themes of death)