[CRESCENDO SOUNDS OF LIVELY CIRCUS MUSIC]
[RINGMASTER WALKS IN AND BOWS]
[START OF ACT ONE]
Rings of fire flaring higher illuminates death defying acts
Pretty odds and ends, and recherché entertainment akin
Strangest characters of colours and remarkable knacks
So sit back and relax ladies and gentlemen, we’re about to begin…
Pull the red carpets under my feet
In your mischievous act of assault
But my dearest, I shall defy gravity
And impress you with a somersault.
I find myself in the company of lions
But they find themselves at my mercy
A crack of a whip, jaws unhinge upon
As I peer down their gullet in bravery.
Traipsing quaintly on a thin wire
A hundred feet fall underneath lies
Lest I lose balance and I fail dire
At least it gives me a chance to fly.
Strapped and spinning on a target
Sharp daggers nearly pin me down
A sinew, skin will pierce and bleed
But I won’t flinch—risk makes it fun.
Instead of swallowing the sword
And following their twisted acts
I’ll spit it out my mutilated throat
Instead and I’ll use it to fight back.
[PRELIMINARY ACTS EXIT]
[CIRCUS MUSIC SEGUES]
[MUSIC BOX INTERLUDE PLAYS]
[END OF ACT ONE]