The Living Room
comedy dhali dati · Ages 13+ · United States of America
“Masterful comic performances. Ab Fab meets death. The future of American comedy.” Jessica Knappett
“Laughing the whole way through…transformative and hilarious” Comedy Bureau
“A bit of Sartre’s No Exit…Dhaliwal and Soldati have hit their stride…The physical comedy is superb.” Arts Beat LA
In a comedy of grief, these Accountants of Death work tirelessly to record the death toll. Confined to The Living Room, the occupational hazards wear on these two clowns as they learn the meaning of life and death. An absurd and physical jaunt brimming with existential phone calls, impaired dancing and the love of a goldfish.
A comedy about death, conceived in grief, birthed by Amrita Dhaliwal & Gemma Soldati.
Students of Dr. Brown, Spymonkey’s Aitor Basauri, Paolo Coletto and Teacher’s for Cirque du Soleil’s, John Gilkey’s Idiot Workshop in Los Angeles, Amrita Dhaliwal and Gemma Soldati have devised a clown show inspired by their loss of loved ones. Devised and developed at The Lyric Hyperion Theatre, this show rides the very fine line between comedy and tragedy. Employing physical and absurdist theatre techniques, this show leaves the audience laughing and crying and thrust out into the night to ponder it all.
“…the absurdity that Amritha Kaur and Gemma Soldati, two modern clowns (perhaps even delightfully postmodern?) so beautifully created their show The Living Room around (and make grief a little easier to handle).” – TCB