In the United States of the near future, everything has become a joke, and not just the economy. The nightly news is a comedy show. The movie theaters are full of slapstick animations. The president is a stand-up comedian. To get ahead in this world, you must have a high HQ. Those with low humor quotients are doomed to life on the margins.
Born without a sense of humor and incapable of acquiring one, Christopher Blank faces very dismal prospects. Yet, through several turns of fortune, he ends up bringing down a dictatorship and saving the world.
In this new one-man show, with a full cast via video, playwright and performer John Feffer portrays the fall and unlikely rise of a straight man in a comic world. If you want a vision of the future, George Orwell warned, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever. Clowntime offers a different but no less terrifying vision of the future: a cream pie striking a human face forever.
'Feffer is a brilliant writer and performer' -- Washington City Paper.
Written and performed by John Feffer
Directed by Yury Urnov
Video design by Kelly Colburn and Dylan Uremovich
Featuring: Dylan Arredondo, Molly Cohen, Michael Crowley, Rae Anna Hample, Jarod Hanson, Jay Herzog, Tatiana Karpekina, Morgan Marsden, Brandice Thompson, Dylan Uremovich
Dance Loft on 14 (View)
4618 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20011