Three sisters prepare for the day their father will hand them the reins to the famous Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus company.
March 14, 2012Kenneth Feld stands on an empty stage in the Verizon Center in Washington, where his circus performs. Feld will eventually hand over control of his company to his three daughters. "What I’m not sure of is, what is the next big thing that may not exist now?" he says. "Will they see it?”Katherine Frey/The Washington Post
This Father’s Day, Kenneth Feld, the owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, is preparing to hand over the keys to his big-top kingdom. But as his twenty- and thirtysomething daughters — Nicole, Alana and Juliette — get ready to take the reins, observers wonder if they are up to the task of serving as the next ringleaders of this special family circus.