Some are born to it. Some run to it. Come run away to the circus - and experience the fascinating reality of one our most potent collective fantasies. Join the company and crew of the legendary Big Apple Circus for their annual 350-show tour - an epic, unforgettable journey from town to town and stand to stand, from the big top to "backyard" where the trailers are parked and the heart of the circus beats. Get to know the real circus folk, find who joins up and why they do and just what kind of life they've signed on for. Watch as rivalries and romances blossom, acts come together and fall apart, and a souring economy puts the screws to the tour. Share the company's fears and frustrations, their triumphs and failuresand discover what it really means to live your life in the ring.