Clown stereotypes basis of play

LONG BEACH - "4 Clowns," a play described as a "physical, musical and emotional journey into what it means to be human," opens March 4 as a co-production between the Long Beach Playhouse and Alive Theatre.The production follows four clowns representing the four clown archetypes: the sad clown, the mischievous clown, the angry clown and the nervous clown. The clowns come together to lament and reminisce about their past. As the clowns tell their tales of woe and elation, the audience discovers "they are all the same, and so are we." The play opens March 4 at the Long Beach Playhouse Studio theatre for a two-week run. All tickets are $10 and may be purchased online at

********** Published: January 27, 2011 - Volume 9 - Issue 41