When the brothers abruptly part ways, Don Ernesto and Don Alejo negotiate for performers. The latter bargains poorly and is left with eight sub par performers and a diving pig. The circus seems all but finished, but their story is only beginning. The quest for survival and rediscovering who they are takes over fanfare-laden dreams.
Stumbling into the nearby town with all the pageantry they can muster proves futile. Years of abandonment are visible, as is the lack of a sustainable habitat. As reality sets in, the vacant houses offer an invitation of unknown normality to settle down and leave the transient life. What does permanence mean for people who only know the circus? Who will they be if they aren’t performers? What does their future hold?
It’s not pretty.