Angry clowns are funny precisely because they’re not supposed to be angry. Rachelle Elie opens her autobiographical comedy about her struggle to come to terms with her life as a clown in the character of an F-bomb-dropping birthday party clown who is clearly fed up with the kiddie circuit. And that’s one funny clown.
The audience tags along with Toronto’s Elie (with a little painless participation) as she journeys through the raucous search to find "her" clown: from graduating from a conservatory school of acting to a green-turbanned "psychic" and clown master classes; from wild successes to disastrous performances; and ultimately to self-discovery... with a husband and baby in tow.
Elie’s wildly overblown characters show why the clown is a kind of funhouse mirror, reflecting the too funny, too human state.
— Wendy Burke
From the official Fringe Festival guide:
Fringe veteran and Winnipeg 2009 Best of Fest Winner Rachelle Elie brings you a new dramatic comedy about triumph and disaster. Directed by Adam Lazarus.
"Elie is among the most talented and energetic performers of the Fringe" - Uptown Magazine
"Funny and unforgettable" - Winnipeg Free Press
OUTSTANDING COMEDY AWARD WINNER, Ottawa Fringe 2008
4 STARS - WINNIPEG SUN
4 STARS - WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
4 STARS - EDMONTON JOURNAL
4 STARS - SEE MAGAZINE
Warnings: Language, Balloons popped
Rudolph Rocker Cultural Centre (Venue 19), to July 24
Under 13 not admitted.