"The Patron Saint of Sideshow," The Found Theatre, Long Beach, CA

December 7, 2014 9:45 PM

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"The Patron Saint of Sideshow," a documentary filmed and directed by Mike Brown for the Found Theatre, is an enchanting Puff the Magic Dragon tale. It recounts the making of "One Tit Wonder," Cynthia Galles' sublimation of her breast cancer diagnosis into a theatre production that recasts cellular mischief into an homage to humor, high spirits, and resilience.

Every aspect of the Found Theatre is a labor of love. So too is Mike Brown's direction. He filmed hundreds of hours of the production's cast meetings and rehearsals. As he said in his opening night preamble, he didn't know what he would do with the footage, it just seemed important. Given theatre's ...

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