LINK LINK CIRCUS
Hunter Theater Project recently presented Golden Globe Award-winning actress-filmmaker Isabella Rossellini in her one-woman, one-dog theatrical evening, Link Link Circus. The production played a limited engagement from April 8-May 3, 2019 at the Frederick Loewe Theatre at Hunter College, East 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues.
Link Link Circus is a comedic and scientifically informed look at the link between humans and animals, via Darwin’s theory of evolution. Rossellini, a vivid monologist, explores the brilliance of the animal kingdom in a show illustrated with her short comic films, home movies, and animation. Rossellini transforms herself into Aristotle, Descartes, a medieval theologian, B.F. Skinner, Charles Darwin and other prominent thinkers of the past, while her dog, Pan, plays various animals, assisted by Andy Byers (for performances April 18-April 26) and Caleb Lane (for performances April 27-May 3). Link Link Circus addresses the latest scientific discoveries about animal minds, intelligence, and emotions.
Rossellini is completing a master’s degree in Animal Behavior and Conservation at Hunter College and has received a PhD Honoris Causa from the Science Faculty at University of Quebec at Montreal. She has said that her true calling has always involved animals.