Based on the true story of conjoined “Siamese” twins, Daisy and Violet Hilton, who became stars during the Depression, SIDE SHOW is a moving portrait of two women joined at the hip whose extraordinary circumstance brings them fame but denies them love. The show follows their progression from the “freak show” to the vaudeville circuit and then to Hollywood on the eve of their appearance in the 1932 movie Freaks. At the time, most conjoined twins, if they survived infancy, were either hidden away in asylums for life or put on display in circuses, midways, and "dime museums." Complete strangers would gawk at them for a price and often jeer and shout insults.
Harbor City International School Theatre
332 West Michigan Street
Duluth, MN 55802