“Delusions of Grandeur” – Clown Cabaret – 2012 NY Clown Theatre Festival

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From the 2012 NY Clown Theatre Festival Brochure

“This brainchild of the three producers of Washington DC’s Clown Cabaret is a new narrative about reaching for the stars and spectacular failure. A classically-trained actor, a pompous clown, and a reluctant emcee try to create epic theater. The show devolves into Shakespeare, pies, and laughter. As the action progresses, so do mayhem and absurdity.The thin line between success and failure is explored as homage is paid to Vaudeville, Shakespeare, Film Noir, and French Surrealism. This show explores the past, present, and future of the Clown.

Matthew Pauli, Karen Beriss and Rich Potter formed Clown Cabaret in 2010 as a laboratory for physical comedy in the nation’s capital, and this is the first full-length work to emerge.”

Cartoon like mafia mavens make their way into the show.

Is that a big chicken I see?

I almost got a pie in the face from this giant chicken. Hysterical!

Matthew Pauli gets the pie in the face.

Rich Potter performing as the magician.

Matthew sings a little song on his uke.

Rich Potter, Matthew Pauli and Karen Beriss as Clown Cabaret.

Rich Potter, Matthew Pauli and Karen Beriss take their curtain call.

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