Carnival Round the Central Figure

A play for 16 actors

CARNIVAL.PRESS_.PHOTOS.11.10-682x1024SHOP Diana’s plays A wild ride through theatrical terrain that sears the senses and impacts the audience at a visceral place, which also manages to be hilariously funny and heartbreakingly real in the five core scenes of a young woman’s visit to the death bed of her friend.  Her moment of acknowledgment and comfort comes hard in the face of denial, moralizing, insane positive thinking, desperate chit chat, and the existential fears we all harbor about the end moments of life—the great mystery. Check out these reviews:

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First presented as a co-production of the Atlantic Acting School and Tisch School of the Arts Theater Department in 1996, and then fully produced in Washington D.C., Carnival Round the Central Figure was restaged by the original director, several of the original cast, and some of the original designers whose passion for the play set in motion this new staging.

Director Karen Kohlhaas

“This play is probably the most intense I’ve ever directed and was thrilled to be doing it again.” — Director Karen Kohlhaas