OLD CLOWN WANTED

By: Matei Visniec
Directed by: Gregory A. Fortner
Opened: November 2005
With Performances in Chicago, New York, and Romania

“Trap Door Theatre is the perfect company to engage in such an otherworldly examination of emotional contrasts. Director Gregory A. Fortner compiles a wonderful design team and a startling cast. His intelligent direction is captivating, and the other performances are intense, complex, and as whimsical as they are dead serious.”†
– Venus Zarris,†Gay Chicago Magazine

“There’s nowhere to hide in Trap Door’s black box, and the universally sharp cast doesn’t waste a breath or a twitch.”†
-John Beer,†Time Out Chicago

CAST:†Circus-Szalewski,†John Gray, and†Bob Wilson

SET DESIGN:†Ewelina Dobiesz
LIGHTING DESIGN:†Richard Norwood
SOUND DESIGN: Bob Rokos
COSTUME DESIGN:†Beata Pilch
STAGE MANAGER: Kate Piatt-Eckert

Old Clown Wanted…
…Three aging clowns compete for a job in this absurdly comic look at man’s fear of uselessness in society….Dying is easy, comedy is hard.NEW YORK RUN as part of the ACT FRENCH FESTIVAL:HERE Arts Center
145 6th Ave (between Spring & Bloome)
For Ticket & Information: 212/868-4444 or†www.here.org

This production was presented through HERE’s Supported Artist Program, which provides artists with subsidized space, as well as technical and administrative support.

This performance is a part of Act French: A Season of New Theater from France. Six months of intriguing ideas and performances from the front lines of French culture in adventurous theaters in New York,
July 15 – Dec 15, 2005,†www.actfrench.org

Act French is made possible by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, Association Francaise d’Action Artistique (AFAA), The French Ministry of Culture and Communication, FACE (French American Cultural Exchange), Etant donnťs: The French-American Fund for the Performing Arts. Generous Support provided by PLAYBILL, the Berlys Foundation, May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation

This production is partially sponsored by
Etant Donnes: The French American Fund for the Performing Arts, a program of FACE