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A play about a time when comedy is not only king but dictator

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Event Details

Date: 07/18/2021

Start time: 19:30

End time: 16:30

Venue: Dance Loft on 14

Address: 4618 14th St NW, Washington, DC, 20011


In the United States of the near future, everything has become a joke, and not just the economy. The nightly news is a comedy show. The movie theaters are full of slapstick animations. The president is a stand-up comedian. To get ahead in this world, you must have a high HQ. Those with low humor quotients are doomed to life on the margins.

Born without a sense of humor and incapable of acquiring one, Christopher Blank faces very dismal prospects. Yet, through several turns of fortune, he ends up bringing down a dictatorship and saving the world.

In this new one-man show, with a full cast via video, playwright and performer John Feffer portrays the fall and unlikely rise of a straight man in a comic world. If you want a vision of the future, George Orwell warned, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever. Clowntime offers a different but no less terrifying vision of the future: a cream pie striking a human face forever.

‘Feffer is a brilliant writer and performer’ — Washington City Paper.

Written and performed by John Feffer
Directed by Yury Urnov
Video design by Kelly Colburn and Dylan Uremovich
Featuring: Dylan Arredondo, Molly Cohen, Michael Crowley, Rae Anna Hample, Jarod Hanson, Jay Herzog, Tatiana Karpekina, Morgan Marsden, Brandice Thompson, Dylan Uremovich

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