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Arts Event: Clowntime

July 16, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


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

Additional shows: Saturday 7/17, Sunday 7/18 and the Friday 7/23 of the following weekend.

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July 16, 2021
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Dance Loft on 14
4618 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20011
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