In "Parizade's Quest" there is a part for a dancing bear. One Halloween years ago, I stumbled upon the most darling bear costume at a thrift shop. I had always wanted a chance to use this costume in a show and when I wrote "Parizade's Quest," the opportunity arose.
My had nephew spent a couple of years in Albania. He told me about how occasionally he would see strolling entertainers on the street and often they had a dancing bear as part of their troupe. That was it! I could have some street musicians with their dancing bear in my show!