You know how sometimes you see something ridiculous and think, “what a clown show?”. This comedy of mourners is a literal clown show. There are three clowns, one tiny platform stage, and a bottomless chest. It’s an extremely physical show, and one that’s hard to describe. There’s a tape recorder with a message from the recently deceased. There’s a lot of back and forth about what song needs to be sung. There’s also a misplacement of the urn. And the amazing physics-defying comedy that allow three adults to share a stage roughly the size of a sofa for about an hour. Read that last sentence slowly. It’s hard to describe with words what your eyes see when adults pop in and out of the box on stage in various positions, with various props, for various reasons. I’ve never seen anything like it.
Hailing from Portland, OR, the production ensemble Box of Clowns is stopping off at Indy Fringe as part of their summer tour. I’m not sure if they travel by box or a more conventional method, but I’m glad they are a part of Indy Fringe 2015!