Four Clowns

comedy · four clowns · Ages 15+ · United States

4 Clowns is a physical, musical and emotional journey into what it means to be human. Follow four clowns – sad, mischievous, angry and nervous – as they lament and reminisce about their past. As the old adage goes, ‘laughter is the best medicine,’ but laughter comes most earnestly when reflecting on past sorrows. As the clowns tell their tales of woe and elation from childhood to adulthood we discover that they are all the same…and so are we.

2011 Los Angeles Ovation Recommendation
2011 San Francisco Fringe Award: Best of the Fringe
2011 Minnesota Fringe: Encore Performance Invitation
2010 Hollywood Fringe Award: Best in Physical Theatre
2010 Hollywood Fringe Nomination: Best World Premiere 

2010 Bitter Lemons Nomination: Most Outrageous Theater

“the best clowns I have seen” – Stage Mage
“daring and energetic, weird and wonderful” – Huffington Post
“skilled & true” – Backstage
“his cast is gifted” GO! – LA Weekly
“a masterpiece” – Broadway World
“you’ll be sure to cry…from laughter” – LA Theatre Review
“testament to how good LA theatre is” – Bitter Lemons
“relentless hilarity” – Examiner
“touching and humorous” – Union Weekly
“comedically gifted troupe” – LAist
“the most hilariously funny quartet” – Stage & Cinema
“totally inappropriate & very funny” – San Francisco Guardian
“I can’t believe they’re doing that" – Minneapolis Pioneer Press
“a truckload of commitment” – Indianapolis Nuvo
“under the face paint lays a lot of complexity” – Phoenix Time
“cathartic” – Grunion Gazette
“did that really just happen” – Campus Circle
“genuinely funny” – Greater Long Beach
“here is your chance to be enlightened” – Tolucan Times
“it explodes in your face” – What the Butler Saw
“see this wicked take on the world” – Random Lengths
“Aluma truly has a winner in his hands” – Daily Bruin
“no better way to spend Friday night” – Socal
“one sick puppy of a show” – Eye Spy LA
“disturbing, intense & hilariously funny” – Melpomene Blogs
“a joy to watch” – Stage Happenings
“These clowns are tight.” – Twin Cities Theater Connection
“physical dexterity and laser-like wit” – My Cultural Landscape
“it’s unexpected and really delightful” – Minnesota Public Radio
“two thumbs up” – Santa Monica Mirror


@ South Coast Repertory (Costa Mesa, CA) – 2/2012

@ Coeurage Theatre (West Hollywood, CA) 2/2012

@ South Coast Repertory (Costa Mesa, CA) – 2/2012

@ 2011 San Francisco Fringe (San Francisco, CA) – 9/2011
@ Insurgo Theatre Movement (Las Vegas, NV) – 9/2011

@ 2011 Minnesota Fringe Festival (St. Paul, MN) – 8/2011
@ Neo-Futurists Theater (Chicago, IL) – 7/2011

@ Chopin Theatre (Chicago, IL) – 7/2011

@ Indy Fringe Theater (Indianapolis, IN) – 7/2011
@ Space 55 (Phoenix, AZ) – 7/2011

@ Sacred Fools (Los Angeles, CA) – 5/2011
 & 10/2011
@ Long Beach Playhouse (Long Beach, CA) – 3/2011
@ The Farm with Alive Theatre (Long Beach, CA) – 6/2010

@ 2010 Hollywood Fringe Festival (Los Angeles, CA) – 6/2010

Production Team

raymond lee *

angry clown

kat primeau *

associate producer

turner munch *

associate producer

amir levi *

nervous clown

kevin klein *

mischievous clown

* Fringe Veteran