Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, I proudly present to you The Puppelini Sisters Circus! Starring Silvia, Sophia, Giuseppe and Fettuccine!
This sister act has been a LONG time coming. Last spring, during the early months of the pandemic, I read an article about an Italian traveling family circus that had become marooned in the last town they had performed in. They couldn’t hold shows, and they were barred from traveling due to Covid restrictions, so they were stuck and trying to make the best of it. I was enchanted by the circus children, practicing their performance routines along with their schoolwork, living a life that seemed a relic of 100 years ago (but of course with electronics.) Later in the year, I read about other family circuses in similar straits in Mexico and the Netherlands…..what amazing lives people lead!
I wanted to recreate the feel of the little performers through Blythe, and decided that it would be fun if Silvia and Sophia’s act included their pets.