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Stop The Bum Rap On CLOWNS

Eric Trules | Posted 10.21.2016 | Comedy
Eric Trules

You know what really gets my goat these days? The bum rap CLOWNS are getting in the press... and in our society in general. And I don't mean the polit...

Send in the Clowns

George Heymont | Posted 02.27.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

Today, clowning has achieved a level of professionalism that could only have been dreamed of in the early days of vaudeville and touring circuses.

Bill Irwin and David Shiner Dazzle and Shine in Hilarious Old Hats

Pamela Feinsilber | Posted 11.24.2014 | Arts
Pamela Feinsilber

In Old Hat's nine segments, Shiner and Irwin offer the best wordless physical comedy you'll ever see.

Theater's Clown Princes Deliver Fresh Hilarity in ACT's Old Hats

Leo Stutzin | Posted 11.18.2014 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

Has ACT's Geary Theater ever rocked with laughter to match the roars that greeted Bill Irwin, David Shiner and friends at the opening of Old Hats, which just kicked off the company's 2014-15 season?

Theater: The Funny & Smart Ann Richards Via Holland Taylor; Serious Clowning In Old Hats

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.08.2013 | Arts
Michael Giltz

Holland Taylor has delivered a labor of love in this one-woman show about Ann Richards, the governor of Texas. It's a credit to Taylor that we feel like we've spent some time with Richards and would like to know more. It's a shame that this pleasant diversion doesn't work better as theater.

Theater Review: Atomic Holiday Free Fall

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 02.14.2012 | Arts
Hoyt Hilsman

To call this a captivating evening is an understatement. The result is a rewarding, thought-provoking experience that draws you into theatrical wonderland.

Cirque Du Soleil And The Meditating Clown

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

We sat in awe in Denver as the magic unfolded and the show began: clowns, magicians, contortionists, high wire acrobats, it was all there in Kooza. It...