Invite the One-Man Circus in-a-Suitcase to your event and give everyone an opportunity to participate in an enthralling, whimsical celebration of the imagination. This show has been performed over 500 times around the globe, for family theater audiences and school assemblies alike. From Kevin O’Keefe’s suitcase an entire circus emerges: tent, band, lights, the boisterous ringmaster Steve Fitzpatrick, the officious Mervin Merkle, the incredible Bumbilini Family, the Magician to the Stars Clyde Zerbini, and Keefer–an innocent trying to runaway and join the circus. However, the most important performers emerge from the audience. Each performance becomes a dialogue between the characters and the audience–a light-hearted collaboration.

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“Our audiences thoroughly enjoyed the lunacy of CIRCUS MINIMUS. Mr. O’Keefe’s gallery of wacky circus characters and antics made this fast paced a show a great deal of fun for both kids and adults.” –Bert Goldstein, Director of Education, Cincinnati Playhouse, OH

“Mahalo nui loa (Thank you so much) for your wonderful show. It was a delight to meet and work with you. You definitely brightened the Volcano area with your sweet energy, playful fun and easy professionalism. Aloha!” –Julie Mitchell, Director of Public Programs, Volcano Arts Center, Hawaii

Circus Minimus -The One-Man Circus in-a-Suitcase

“How can I convey the enormous joy you spread among our children? I can’t recall when I last saw so many beaming faces lighting up our hall! Everyone–students and teachers alike–have been praising your wonderful show and style.” –Susie Schub, principal, Morristown, NJ

“Your One-Man show was very clever and creative. The audience of students and teachers thoroughly enjoyed your performance.” –Stanley Seidman, principal, NYC

Circus Minimus - The One-Man Circus in-a-Suitcase

“In a one hour period, Mr. O’Keefe and his cast of incredible characters brought us through a marvelous story about a young man who wants to run away to the circus. There was not a moment’s lag throughout the show. Each of our 350 children and 60 adults laughed, applauded and had a roaring good time. My cheeks hurt for a few hours after the performance. This is an exquisitely tight and well-developed show that I would recommend for any group. Mr. O’Keefe is a natural. I will never forget this experience, and our kids are still talking about it.” –Jackie Sinatra, principal, Marbletown Elementary School, Stone Ridge, NY

“The event was wonderful. All of the children were so engaged and happy. I loved looking at the children’s faces as you were performing. They were priceless. Again, thank you for the assembly.” –Helen Gurny, art teacher, P.S. 59, NYC

A select list of some of our proud sponsors:

Conan O’Brien Show, NBC
Good Day New York, Fox
Good Morning New York, NBC
The Barnum Museum, Bridgeport, CT
Children’s Museum of Manhattan, NYC
Brooklyn Children’s Museum
Brooklyn Museum of Art
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Parrish Museum of Art, Southampton, NY
Caroline’s Comedy Club, NYC
Church of St. John the Divine, NYC
Princeton University, NJ
Sarah Lawrence College, NY
Cincinnati Playhouse, OH
NYC Parks Department
Lake Placid Center for the Arts, NY
Bardavon Opera House, Po-keepsie, NY
Williamstown Theater Festival, MA
Kripalu Center, Lenox, MA
Provincetown Theater, MA
Celebration Barn, South Paris, ME
AYCO Festival, Sarasota, FL
Dance Theater Workshop, NYC

International tours

India, Argentina, Nicaragua, French West Indies, France, Germany, and Hawai’i