Clown Show
A Play

Written and Directed by

Gary Beck

For Immediate Release

‘Clown Show’ is a play about the struggle of two clowns to bring joy. Koko and Pipi test the patience of the theatre manager as they prepare to do their show for adults and kiddies. They worry that in the age of smartphones and texting the children won’t be as responsive to live performance as they used to be. But they are determined to use their talents and skills to bring delight to the audience.

Koko………….Angela Madden
Mr. Barker…………….Dan Snow
Pipi…………………Nancy Beck

An evening of one acts at the Manhattan Repertory Theatre
17 W. 45th St., NYC

Friday June 15th, 6:30 P.M.
Saturday June 16th, 6:30 P.M.

Tickets $20



Angela Madden
has performed in nearly eighty plays over the past thirty years. She has worked mostly in Repertory Ensemble theater companies, beginning in Houston, TX with Stages Theater, and moved to NYC where she first began as a theater artist member of the American Shakespeare Repertory and went on to become a member of the Jean Cocteau Repertory. Favorite shows she performed in include “The Importance of Being Earnest”, “Night & Day”, “Fat Men In Skirts”, “Medea”, “Angels In America,” and many others. Angela is also Co-Founder of the Phoenix Theatre Ensemble where she wrote, directed and performed her one woman show “CEO & Cinderella.”

Nancy Beck
has spent most of her adult life as an actor, performing the classics and new plays Off-Broadway. She is also a teaching artist for children and adults. Her writing was published in the chapbook “Last Tree Standing” and in the NY Writers Coalition publications “The Hidden Chorus” and “The Moving Pen.” When not creating episodes for her weblog novel, and exploring new directions in multi-media participatory art, Nancy is creating internet applications in New York City.

Dan Snow
has appeared in productions of Sidewalks Theater, La MAMA, Soho Rep, Jean Cocteau, Brooklyn Stage Company, Phoenix Rep, American Players Theater, The Public Theater and Lincoln Center. On scree he created the villainous ‘Cigar Face’ in all four Toxic Avenger films. He is the author of a full-length screen play ‘Fruit Jars’, which received honorable mention in various competitions around the country. His original one man show ‘W.E.B. Dubois: Prophet in Limbo’ is on permanent display in the Lincoln Center Library of Theater and Film on Tape.

Playwrite/Director Gary Beck
has had a long career as a director of the classics and his own plays. He directed cycles of Aristophanes, Sophocles, Moliere, Restoration comedy and works from other periods for 20 years as Artistic Director of Sidewalks Theatre. His plays and translations have been produced Off-Broadway and widely published. He has more than 25 books of poetry and fiction published.

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