Four Clowns At LaMama
Four Clowns ,Â aÂ Los AngelesÂ based clown troupe, will be making a brief,East Coast debut May 23 to June 1 at Â TheÂ Club at La MaMa. The show, which is also titled Four Clowns, Â is a partly improvised romp through life and death, seen through the lens of the clown. Â This show is for adults.
The clowns are one woman, Alexis Jones, as theÂ sad one, and three men: Kevin Klein as the mischievous one, Raymond Lee asÂ the angry one and Amir Levi as the nervous one. Â The show is created and directed by company founder Jeremy Aluma.
Through the show, the clowns execute twelve scenesÂ showing life’s defining moments through a clown’s eyes,Â with a musical number preceding each chapter. We see how theirÂ archetypes are formed in their childhood, how they learn to live with themÂ in adolescence and how they end up ultimately causing their deaths inÂ adulthood. Subjects include: parental abuse, peer pressure, domesticÂ violence, child molestation, depression and drug abuse. Â You know, the fun stuff!
Beside productions in Los Angeles, Four Clowns has toured the country to theatres and festivals in Chicago, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, and Phoenix. Â The company has other shows, including a Romeo and Juliet (shades of Shotspeare!) and a whole set of kids shows dubbed Four Clowns Jr.
The show coming to LaMama won the 2010 Hollywood Fringe Award for Best in Physical TheatreÂ and Dance, the 2010 Bitter Lemons Nomination for Most Outrageous Theatre, aÂ 2011 Ovation Recommendation, the 2011 San Francisco Fringe Award for Best ofÂ the Fringe, a 2011 Minnesota Fringe Encore Performance Invitation and a 2012Â Hollywood Fringe Nomination for Best Comedy. Â
La MaMa E.T.C. will present Four ClownsÂ May 23 to June 1, 2014 in itsÂ second-floor Club, 74A East Fourth Street. Performances are Fridays andÂ Saturdays at 10:00 PM and Sundays at 5:30 PM. Tickets are $18 generalÂ admission and $13 for students and seniors. Ten $10 tickets will beÂ available to every performance on a first-come, first-served basis. The boxÂ office is 212.475.7710 and www.lamama.org.
Check out a video from their website, http://www.fourclowns.org