Don't forget to check out my review of Mumbo Jumbo Circus! Now here's a fun interview with the star of the Mumbo Jumbo Circus - Evan!
How did you come to have the nickname Evan?
My mom named me Evanja Leane, at least I think it was my mom. I don’t really know. She was fifteen and I don’t remember her. Anyways, Evanja sounds like a trailer trash preacher, so I changed it. I don’t think of Evan as a boy’s name. Look at Evan Rachel Wood. She’s incredible.
What is your favorite (and/or least favorite) part of being in the circus?
My favorite part of the circus is just about everything. The circus is like a family, a theater troupe, and a traveling business. I love feeling a part of this cool thing that’s bigger than me. I wish there was a way to take baths more often though. Showers are great, but the Midway (the old Victorian mansion at the Funny Farm) needs to have bathtubs so we can have a good soak when we’re not on the road. I’ll speak to the Ringmaster about it.
Who's your favorite new circus friend? (Excluding Wally, of course.)
I’m getting to know Nan a bit better. She doesn’t open up very easily, but I’m trying to draw her out. I’m kinda jealous of her because she has her family all around. She was born to the circus. She says they drive her nuts, but I’m envious. I wonder what she would think if she knew that?
What are your plans for the future - do you think you'll stay with the circus forever? Or do you have other dreams you'd like to explore as well?
I think the circus, this particular circus anyway, is the place for me! I'm working on getting my high school diploma. After that, then during the winters I can take some classes at the college two towns over. I'd like to take writing classes. Some of the younger clowns take classes there too. I’ll be able to catch rides with them. In their clown car. Not.
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