Elephant's Graveyard


Directed by Latrelle Bright

The Sparks World Famous Circus had finally arrived! It rolled into the muddy humdrum town of Erwin in East Tennessee via the railroad carrying all the trappings of the spectacular—a Ring Master, a Ballet Girl, a Strongman, an Elephant on parade—and the town was filled with fervent enthusiasm. But, by turns horrific, the fervor turns in on itself when a tragic death leads to a staggering resolution in 1916 Americana.

Elephant's Graveyard Cast
Ringmaster: Parker Evans
Trainer: Kimmy Schofield
Ballet Girl: Melissa Goldman
Tour Manager: Lincoln Machula
Strongman: Juan Suarez
Clown: Zoë Dunn
Engineer: Aaron Clark
Hungry Townsperson: J'Lyn Hope
Marshal: Courtney Malcolm
Muddy Townsperson: Krystal Moya
Preacher: Neil Ryan
Steam Shovel Operator: Doug Malcolm
Young Townsperson: Natalie Deptula
Ensemble: Jacob Blanchette

Venue: Second Stage Theatre

7:30 pm Performances

October 3*, 4, 5, 11, 12. Audience, cast and crew talkback on Oct. 3.

*The October 3 performance of Elephant's Graveyard has SOLD OUT. 

3 pm Performances

October 6,  13

*This production contains references to animal cruelty, viewer discretion is advised.

Reservations are strongly encouraged. The ticket office will be open two hours prior to each Performance. In the event of a sold-out performance tickets not picked up 15 minutes prior to a performance time will be released. 


Tickets:  Adult $20  | Student/Youth/Senior/Veteran $18 | Group (10 or more) $16  |  Opening night is half-price night  |  Season tickets available

To request accessibility-related accommodations, please contact the Theatre at 217/351-2528, or email Theatre@parkland.edu. Please submit all requests two weeks in advance of your participation or visit.