Thursday, February 28, 2008

send in the clowns!

Sorry, sorry...I know it's last-minute, but who doesn't need a good last-minute plan? The point of my vague ramblings is to get you to go see a Murray Mednick play called "Clown Show for Bruno". It's tonight at Push Push Theater, and tomorrow night at The Goethe Institute Library.

Here's info on the Goethe Institute...

Goethe Institute Inter Nationes Atlanta
Dr. Michael Nentwich (Director)
Colony Square, Plaza Level, 1197 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30361-2401
Tel: 1 (404) 892-3800
Fax: 1 (404) 892-3832

Here's some info from the Push Push site...

"Clown Show for Bruno is a human story, as well as a celebration of creative genius and joy in the face of terror."

"Guy Zimmerman’s direction uses elements of mask, clowning and other theatrical disciplines to underscore the lyrical poeticism of Mednick’s text. "

That's enough to get me to go! Now here's a little about the talented performers..

"Key collaborators in the Bruno project include, playing the lead, celebrated Commedia performer and teacher Daniel Stein. After attending the professional actor training program at Carnegie-Mellon University, Stein studied in Paris with French master Etienne Decroux, and made his home in Paris for 20 years. He started his professional career as an actor with the French National Theatre, and his solo performances have toured in more than 30 countries, as well as in theatres such as the Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center here in the United States. Formerly head of the Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre, in Blue Lake CA (among many other prestigious teaching credits), Stein is joined for this production by two of his star students, Kali Quinn and Bill Celentano, who have made names for themselves in the Los Angeles and New York theater community. Also on board for Padua’s production of Clown Show for Bruno are award-winning designers John Zelewski (music and sound design), Ann Closs-Farley (costume design) and Jeffrey Atherton (set and mask design.)"

Here are some photos I took yesterday at rehearsal.

1 comment:

ablebody said...

i saw the show and it was beautiful. thanks for the pix, you really captured the tone of their clowning. truly engaging!