Full Length Play
Farce, Mystery/Thriller, Parody / Spoof, Romantic Comedy
60 minutes (1 hour)
Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day
Settings Of Play -
The Clown Bar. A bar full of clowns set up like a cabaret.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
No intermission, Physical Comedy, Play w/ Music, Stage Combat
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Alcohol, Drugs, Gun Shots, Intense Adult Themes, Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes
Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Happy's junkie brother Timmy is found dead. Now Happy must return to his former life as a clown to ask a few questions. But will Happy be able to go home again without getting sucked into the seedy clown underbelly of vice and violence?
“Adam Szymkowicz’s script is unabashedly silly but also shrewd.” – New York Times , Read More
“Mr. Szymkowicz has created a new world out of old parts, breeding a brand new species of creative animal. He is, in fact, making his own rules – and the pleasure of obeying them is all ours” - New York Theatre, Read More
“…A perfect storm of ridiculousness…it’s weird how well this works.” - Theatre is Easy, Read More
“Clown Bar is a raucously good time. ” - nytheatre.com, Read More
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Clown Bar premiered in New York City with the Pipeline Theatre in April of 2013 under the direction of Andrew Neisler.