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Theater for the New City presents an existential clownesque escapade devised by Washington D.C.'s Happenstance Theater.

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'BrouHaHa' is an existential escapade inspired by images of refugees fleeing on foot, Edwardian workers, cinematic treasures like 'La Strada' and 'The Seventh Seal,' and the dark comedy of Samuel Beckett. Happenstance Theater's troupe of eccentrics walks the precipice at the end of the world. 

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for a previous production "A fluid convergence of bodily poetry and auditory movement...A remarkably insightful adventure into the end of the world comes to the stage for you to ponder and enjoy...Consistently committed to the character’s quirks, there are moments when watching Hansen is all one wants to do...A marvelous exploration of physicality that mesmerizes the mind when it comes to pondering the end of existence, 'BrouHaHa' is a terrific treat." Full Review


for a previous production "If I frighten you with words like existential, avant garde, absurdist, ironic and non-linear, let me reassure you with words like lyrical, endearing, vulnerable, stalwart and hopeful...The crew of Happenstance gives us a mere six personages with whom to identify, commiserate and converse...The performers of Happenstance Theater engage, intrigue, cavort, emote and display both physical precision and a remarkable range of organically produced sound effects." Full Review

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for a previous production "The cast comes with an abundance of talent rooted in physical comedy, pantomime and just plain clowning around...The end of the world is not so tragic in the hands of this very talented troupe. Each actor is a distinct character...These characters choose to approach the possibility of the end with humor and fun. If you are not well versed in the existential influences, it doesn’t matter. It is always a sheer pleasure to watch this group of actors perform." Full Review

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