Runs from Thursday November 21 2019 to Sunday November 24 2019

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 10 minutes


Potrero Stage
1695 18th Street
San Francisco CA 94107

Performance Notes

× Night Sky Productions, Debra Mosk & Clown Conservatory present a limited-engagement sneak preview of Sara Moore's ATOMIC CLOWN.

San Francisco’s award-winning, renowned poet clown Sara Moore has created a “human cartoon fantasia” based on her recently published memoir of the same name: ATOMIC CLOWN. Through hyper-physical comedy, quick-witted repartee and some wild musical numbers brought on by bouts of enthusiastic sleep-walking, Moore tells the horrible-hilarious story of her recent journey through the death of her Dad, the breakup of her marriage & surviving breast cancer by finding the humor in the humanity. As depicted in her memoir, Moore chose to embrace & outright celebrate her shattered heart by doing her cancer treatments in the guise of different overblown characters while careening furiously from her therapist to her best bro-pal’s advice while also running the Clown Conservatory in San Francisco, a training program for tomorrow’s Mr. Beans & Lucille Balls. Miraculously, she saved herself from despair by believing in the mantra: “today’s tragedy is tomorrow’s comedy!” In this case, today & tomorrow were the same day!

This 70-minute juggernaut is directed by Sean Owens – (Bay Area Critics’ Circle Award-winner & Killing My Lobster veteran); choreographed by Rory Davis (illustrious Baloney and Peaches Christ choreographer). In addition to star and playwright Sara Moore, other comic performers include: Colin Johnson (Awesome Theatre); Fernando Gambaroni (NY off-broadway veteran) and Texas Holly (Circus Center/New Pickle Circus) and a very special '80s TV guest star as her wacky video-chat therapist. (Shhhh! It’s a secret, you’ll have to wait to see.) Colin Johnson designed the dynamic musical soundscape - a mashup of classic rock and roll favorites & lilting classical overtures.

This production is a sneak preview for Bay Area audiences only with plans to tour to LA and then back to SF for a longer run at a yet unspecified date. Atomic Clown is a part of PlayGround’s Potrero Stage Presenting Program.

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