A Thousand Clowns

by  Herb Gardner

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  5m, 1f

"Would be a standout comedy in any season. Filled with laughter and warmth and sweetness and inspired daffiness. One of the quintessential New York comedies.-New York Daily News

"An extraordinarily funny play with some brilliantly offbeat…

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A Thousand Clowns

by  Herb Gardner

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    5m, 1f
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This benchmark of Broadway comedy produced one of the theatre's most beloved roles: unconventional Murray, uncle to precocious nephew, Nick. Tired of writing cheap comedy gags for "Chipper the Chipmunk", a children's television star, Murray finds himself unemployed with plenty of free time with which to pursue his...pursuits. Lectured by his conventional brother Arnold and hounded by "the system", Murray is paid a visit by bickering, uptight social workers, Sandra and Albert, and finds himself solving their problems as well as most of his own.

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"Would be a standout comedy in any season. Filled with laughter and warmth and sweetness and inspired daffiness. One of the quintessential New York comedies." - New York Daily News

"An extraordinarily funny play with some brilliantly offbeat lines." - The New York Post

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