To Bury A Cat: A Clown Show
To Bury A Cat: A Clown Show is the new offering from those masters of funny-bone crunching, check pinching shenanigans Clowns On A Stick. It is a simple show that will offend no one (except perhaps cat lovers), but will mesmerize everyone.
A woman is trying to bury her beloved cat but is having trouble letting go, both figuratively and literally. The minister is impatient and impious and the gravedigger is sure to get something wrong with every task. Dead people come back to life, patty cake girls give gravitas to absurd ceremonies and the brilliant live accompaniment of accordion and percussion/foley round out a play with no text, but lots of subtext and overtext and texture and taxidermy and taxis!
This is clown in the classic sense: fearless, hyperbolic, tender, and always on the verge of utter chaos. Clowns On A Stick has been honing their style together for the better part of a decade now, but separately have strung together many more years than that as clowns, actors, teachers, provocateurs, and champions of the underdog. Their style pays homage at every turn to the masters of the art, but their combined sensibility is as unique as the clown characters that they have forged over the years.
Principal Performers include Clowns James Pelican, Lluis Valls and Christina Lewis. Directed by Eliot Fintushel with Musical Direction by Rob Reich.
This event is co-produced as part of Theatre of Yugen's ARTburst program.
NOH Space Theater (View)
2840 Mariposa Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|