In this political allegory, Otto Barron is the new owner of The American Sideshow. Along with the carnival barker Narcissa, he sets out to sow discord and wreak havoc all in the name of making the sideshow great again.
Through intimidation, manipulation, and lies, the pair convinces some of the carnival performers to embrace Barron’s version of reality. Those who refuse to go along with Barron’s vision begin disappearing one-by-one until there is no one left who remembers how The Great American Sideshow began or what it once stood for.
Photos by Karen Almond