War of the Clowns – Toronto Fringe 2011 Press Release

From press release:

coulrophobia n. A morbid fear and hatred of clowns.

From the company that created the sold-out Fringe favorites: Conservatives in Love, The Barbecue King, The Venetian Elopement, and Playballs. Fringe pioneers Pea Green Theatre Group proudly return to the festival with our 8th Fringe production: War of the Clowns.

This 17th Century period piece is a stylistic blend of Dario Fo and Alfred Jarry. Though set in the distant past the message is a familiar and contemporary one: “Let’s kill all the clowns!”

Outside the Swiss city of Berne two starving street performers struggle to survive medieval poverty and modern politics. The ancient festival of Fasnacht is fast approaching. Will these two sassy schtickmeisters live to see it?

Written by Dora Mavor Moore Award winning playwright Mark Brownell. Directed by the much celebrated multi-Dora nominated Sue Miner. A magnificent cast features: Hume Baugh, David Fraser, Mark Ingram, James Kirchner, Richard Lee, Leora Morris, and percussionist Greg Samek. Period costumes by the multi-award winning Nina Okens. Basel masks by celebrated muppeteer Trish Leeper.

We are very honoured to have the Miles Nadal JCC hosting us once again. This very special site-specific show happens within the JCC’s inner courtyard at MAGIC HOUR – 9:30 p.m. Rain or shine. Seating is limited.

After June 15th – Call Box Office: (416) 966-1062
Online Sales: www.fringetoronto.com

LOCATION: The Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina Avenue (@ Bloor)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 – 9:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 7, 2011 – 9:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Friday, July 8, 2011 – 9:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 9, 2011 – 9:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 10, 2011 – 9:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 – 9:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 – 9:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 14, 2011 – 9:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Friday, July 15, 2011 – 9:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 16, 2011 – 9:30 to 10:30 p.m.

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