Clowns in a Joke Factory
Created and Directed by Stephen Stearns, Bill Forchion and Chris Yerlig, with Tom Yahner, Amy Majer, Maria Pugnetti and Kali Quinn.
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Three clowns, fresh graduates from clown school, contemplate their existential dilemma! No work, and heavy school loans to pay off. What to do? Enter the unexpected: the "Acme Toy, Game and Joke Factory” is hiring. Ta Da! In a blink, this trio of goof-offs are trapped in an upside down world where nothing is as it seems and every action produces the least expected reaction. Their schooling gave them clown tools, but nothing to cope with a real-life clown factory where the normal is always anything but normal, and every path is blocked by a sign that says, “you can’t get there from here!”
“Clowns in a Joke Factory” is an original play created and written by sixteen intrepid local middle schoolers under the leadership of Uncle Stevie, mime Chris Yerlig, acrobat-stunt-man Bill Forchion, street juggler Tom Yahner, and performance artist Kali Quinn. What can happen in a factory where a “pie in the face” comes with the job, every floor is waxed; and every step has a banana peel? The answer: anything except the expected. This play will be a barrel of laughs for everyone of all ages and tastes. Come prepared to "cry us a river" of laughing tears; and perhaps even come on stage to help solve an insoluble problem.
Performances: October 28-30 and November 4-6
Friday, October 28th 7pm
Saturday, October 29th 2pm & 7pm
Sunday, October 30th 2pm
Friday, November 4th 7pm
Saturday, November 5th 2pm & 7pm
Sunday, November 6th 2pm
Tickets: $10 Adult, $10 Senior, $8 Student