The Clowns are back

The clowns of The Circus Lovesick are returning to North Park Vaudeville & Candy Shoppe, the home of their debut, in San Diego, CA. I am heartened by Jeff and Summer’s unhesitating willingness to open their doors to me after 15 years.

The Circus Lovesick

written and performed by Annalyn Lehnig

Join Annalyn Lehnig as she lays bare the majesty and the mayhem, the shame and the glory of love through monologues delivered to the audience by six heartsick circus performers.

The Circus Lovesick is The Marionette, The Fire Breather, The Juggler, The Lion Tamer, The Tightrope Walker, and The Freak. 

Come celebrate the highs and the lows of love with Annalyn Lehnig as she moves from clown to clown with stylized movement, vocal gymnastics, and emotional vulnerability. 

North Park Vaudeville & Candy Shoppe

2031 El Cajon Blvd 92104

Saturday, November 18th 

Sunday, November 19th


$28 Buy you tickets here

Hope to see you there.

LAMB/WOLF returns!

Hello, all! Happy 2020!

I’m thrilled to share that Triskelion Arts is presenting LAMB/WOLF March 5, 6,7, 2020. After premiering this work last September I can say with confidence that YOU WILL LOVE IT. I was overwhelmed by its impact.

This is a fairy tale and it belongs to all of us. Can’t wait…



LAMB/WOLF, my new work, will premiere in Brooklyn in September of 2019.

Have you ever felt hunger that’s buckled your knees? A longing so hollow that your bones start to thin?


Or do you long to hear the sound of your own voice above the deafening babel of the flock?


LAMB/WOLF is a love story between two ill-fated souls written and performed by Annalyn Lehnig.

Supplemental Program Notes <3

The Circus Lovesick is an ode to my favorite pain

To the noble ailment, heartache


When it comes to love, I’m an optimist

Love! more than anything else

And people keep saying wow Annalyn

A one woman show?

That’s so brave

I know they’re right

But Loving


That is so much braver


So if I’ve any courage at all

It’s only because I’ve fallen and felt like hell over and over

I’m learning now how to put myself back together

All on my own



May we all love like the oldest

Most amorous clown

On some Italian island…

Humored by love but never hardened


Thank you so much for coming


Feel free to write me a love note


I’m on social media preferring Instagram over the others @annalyn.lehnig

Share your reactions, post photos, be sure to #thecircuslovesick



My one woman show, The Circus Lovesick, is being presented at Jalopy Theater every Sunday in March at 7pm.

This show is special. It’s been in my bones and my throat and my heart for nearly 11 years. I’m so grateful to have the opportunity to share it again with audiences in New York.

Come, enjoy, and tell all your friends! I’ll wow you, I promise.




Photo: Autumn Lee


I’m still vibrating from my wondrous weekend in Minneapolis. On Saturday I had the honor of performing my one woman show, The Circus Lovesick, at Casket Arts. It was rigorous and vulnerable and just a damn pleasure.

And thank you to everyone who came through to support The Circus Lovesick at Jalopy Theater on November 2nd. So many people that I love and admire and many more who I’d never met held space for me and let me tell ya, I went wild. That was so fun.

Can’t wait to return to Jalopy Theater for my March residency. Every Sunday, 7pm. Get ready, lovers.

Photographer: Autumn Lee