Inspired by the acclaimed novel of the same name by Cathy Day, The Circus in Winter features a book by Hunter Foster and Beth Turcotte and music and lyrics by Ben Clark.
"Meeting an elephant can change a man’s life," according to press notes. "Legend and lore collide under the big top filled with disheveled hustlers, death-defying acrobats and a dreamer named Wallace Porter searching for redemption and grace."
Casting and additional creative team members will be announced at a later date.
The Circus in Winter was originally developed at Ball State University by students participating in the spring 2010 Virginia C. Ball seminar led by Beth Turcotte.