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To Bury A Cat: A Clown Show
Shotwell Studios
San Francisco, CA
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To Bury A Cat: A Clown Show
Footloose presents  To Bury A Cat: A Clown Show, an encore performance by Clowns On A Stick.  It is a simple show that will offend no one (except perhaps cat lovers), but will mesmerize everyone.  Live music by Rob Reich and Bernie Jungle.

Clown Posse: 'To Bury a Cat,' a lighthearted romp

During a run-of-the-mill funeral in a tiny pet cemetery, things begin to go terribly, terribly wrong when a grieving woman (Christina Lewis) brings her beloved cat (recently deceased) to be buried.

Those things include a series of accidents and miscommunications between the priest (Lluis Valls) and the gravedigger (James Pelican), resulting in fights, concussions, falling chickens, electrocution, dismemberment, live burials, lots of flying toilet paper and an extremely unorthodox use of duct tape. To Bury a Cat, presented by the offbeat clown troupe Clowns on a Stick, has no dialogue, only nonsense words ("Abba deeba-dumbadee?") and some epic clowning, performed by actual clowns, with red noses and everything.

"...this guest-artist event is simultaneously lighthearted and hilariously gruesome, with Monty Pythonesque touches augmenting classic European clown schtick. The Bay Area clown trio (joined here by the Pattycake Girls, Lucienne Vintaer and Jensen Zach) rip through the 65-minute show with oodles of energy and some ingeniously inventive props. It's audacious, deliriously wicked fun."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 accordian 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.


Shotwell Studios
3252-A 19th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States


Arts > Performance

Minimum Age: 3
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: Yes!
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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