We of Clowns On A Stick--Chirstina Lewis, Lluis Valls, and James Pelican--have been creating imaginative, fun, ferocious, and funny clown universes for close to ten years now as part of various vaudeville shows. We are thrilled to be creating our first full length show and are inviting you along for the ride. We are pleaed that To Bury A Cat is a co-production with Theatre of Yugen's ARTburst! program. Theatre of Yugen has been supporters of our work for years, so it is very appropriate that this show is finding its genesis in collaboration with them.
A lone Gravedigger--imcompetent but kind hearted and perhaps a bit fastidious--is quickly joined onstage by the Mourner who grieves and grasps (both literally and figuratively) and the Priest who is impious though a bit of a tippler. The seemiingly easy chore of respectively burying the poor Mourner's beloved--but dead--cat quickly becomes a chore of Olympian proportions. Many questions are posed: will the Mourner herself survive the antics? How big of a hammer can fit on stage? What do shambling zombies like to eat? How can duct tape save the day? What evil lurks in the cat's closet? The clowns are joined by two lovely Pattycake Girls (Jules Pelican and Courtney Arnold) with their own version of plot interpretation and an equally lovely stage band (Rob Reich and Bernie Jungle) propell the story to its spellbinding conclusion
Putting on a production of this sort, though modest in scale, still requires a chunk of money to help bring it to life. Your contribution through this Kickstarter campaign will go towards helping to pay for hall rental, prop and set construction, performer stipends, administrative costs, poster construction, etc. Take a look at the exiciting incentives we have for the various donation levels help some lovely clowns realize their dreams!
We will be spending the summer doing soing a half dozen workshop dates in San Francisco and then begin full time rehearsal in mid-September. Our scheduled performance dates are as follows: October 14,15,&16 at NOHspace in San Francisco, and October 21,22,&23 at the Occidental Center for the Arts.
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