The Center presents
at the Studio Theater
Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 8 pm
Meet 500 Clown! After you've enjoyed the show, meet the clowns at the bar in the Studio Lobby.
Three clowns embark on a madcap journey to construct Dr. Frankenstein's laboratory. Stymied by elaborate and exaggerated period costumes, the clowns are propelled into acrobatic feats in an extended battle with an unruly table. Comic mayhem takes a sharp turn to a devastating climax when one clown is forced to play the role of the creature and suffer abuse and abandonment. Clown make monster.
500 Clown rapidly moves between planned elements and improvisation, leaving its audiences excitedly uncertain as to what is and what is not planned. In each show, an innovatively designed set piece (with hi- and low-tech mechanics) propels the clowns into extreme physical behavior and rough-style acrobatics. The resulting long-form clown-theater delivers compelling narrative arcs, structured out of the disruptive force of spontaneous play. 500 Clown's work is raw, bold, and always generous with audiences in accessibility and spirit.