All American Clown Show
Directed by Brian Rott & Jessi Miller
Throughout history and across cultures clowns have birthed to disrupt the status quo. These are not the clowns you find at birthday parties or in slasher flicks, but the clowns that live next door and work two desks down. They are warriors of liberty for some and injustice for most, armed with the most dangerous weaponry available: laughter.
Immigration, gun control, consumer culture, fanaticism; Americlown is an original comic romp playing with America, examining the fears and follies of homeland insecurities through the unique lens of a rubber nose.
"Americans don't usually see clowns like these, who provoke laughter that also unsettles and disturbs...the image of Miller's tramp is among those that will stay with me throughout this Christmas season — a time of reflection during which we, like this show, look back and wonder just how the hell we ever arrived at the way we live now"
" Americlown is kind of mind-blowing. A satire on American culture in clown form, it's funny. It's beautiful. It's ugly. It dichotomous. And it's easily one of the most sensational nights at the theatre in Milwaukee so far this season."