This world premiere clown show explores notions of womanhood by looking at the legends of famous women criminals, outlaws, and killers. More…
From the show:
Clowns Ex Machina takes a darkly comic look at transgression, the corruption of dreams, and women in dangerously, dangerously bad moods. Inspired by legends of “the Bad-uns” – famous women criminals, outlaws and killers – the show examines notoriety, morality, defiance, and the social constraints of womanhood. Mischievous, startling, and sublimely ridiculous, this world premiere contains interwoven acts of song, dance, verbal wit, and incredible humor.
See it if you like mime-type action with little dialogue, here in ways that challenge you and make you think-excellent troupe with great expressions.
Don't see it if you want a play with a start, story line and ending. This is a series of vignettes on a variety of topics.
See it if Seven angry women with criminal tendencies try to flout looming ho-hum male oppression thru pantomime, humour, and the big red rubber noses.
Don't see it if Hard vamping and little attitude spell panties only slightly getting into a twist:"We draw the line/We won't tow the line/We cross the line"
See it if 7 fearless females confront you with jest, irony, satire and hints of deeper significance; refreshing to see woman-centered clowning
Don't see it if sometimes outstays its welcome; some material lands with giddy ludicrousness and other vignettes merely dribble away
See it if Crazed but inventive clowning for grown ups (as in serious topics); leave children at home, brush up in your French and Norse and enjoy
Don't see it if if cannot appreciate inventive silliness
See it if Seeing women take on clown personas to play out their social roles was a blast.Some great riffs with some weaker writing.
Don't see it if You don't like women or parody.
See it if You like whimsical improv inspired pieces by ensembles from a feminist's perspective.
Don't see it if You prefer traditional theatre or are expecting much dialog. This is not off-the-rails comedy either.