An unconventional gag writer is tasked with raising his precocious nephew in this warm-hearted comedy. A staged reading.
The next selection in the Off the Page series of staged readings at Sierra Madre Playhouse is the comedy A Thousand Clowns.
Unconventional Murray is the uncle to precocious nephew, Nick. Tired of writing cheap comedy gags for "Chipper the Chipmunk", a children's television star, Murray finds himself unemployed with plenty of free time with which to pursue his...pursuits. Lectured by his conventional brother Arnold and hounded by "the system", Murray is paid a visit by bickering, uptight social workers, Sandra and Albert, and finds himself solving their problems as well as most of his own.
Herb Gardner (1934-2003) is the playwright. He won the Tony ® Award for I’m Not Rappaport and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Conversations with My Father. His other Broadway credits include Thieves, One Night Stand, and The Goodbye People.
Cate Caplin directs. She has directed, produced and/or choreographed over 200 productions locally, regionally and internationally, including A Lovely Lineage at Sierra Madre Playhouse..
“Filled with laughter and warmth and sweetness and inspired daffiness. One of the quintessential New York comedies." - New York Daily News
Reservations are strongly suggested due to the success of the Off the Page staged reading series, thanks to its loyal group of fans. Reserve online early to assure your seating.
Presenter / Producer: Sierra Madre Playhouse
Theater > Theatrical Comedy
Event Phone: 626-355-4318
Sierra Madre Playhouse
87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.
Sierra Madre CA 91024
Pasadena / San Gabriel Valley
Performance Dates: 8/26/2019
Suggested donation: $5.
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