THE ANGER IN ERNEST AND ERNESTINE Set for FringeNYC, 8/9-21
The Plinth is proud to present the New York City premiere of THE ANGER IN ERNEST AND ERNESTINE as part of the 18th annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC. Devised in the physical clown tradition, THE ANGER IN ERNEST AND ERNESTINE has been performed all over the world, from the Yukon to Prague, from Ohio to Cuba.
The play begins with two clowns who get married and move into a closet-sized apartment. It's cute, at first. But then little things become BIG THINGS. And BIG THINGS become E-X-C-R-U-C-I-A-T-I-N-G. Ernest and Ernestine discover they are trapped. Will Love be enough?
Clowning expert and director of The Anger in Ernest & Ernestine, Lizzy Beth Elkins says, "This show really takes clown and theater and plays with where the two of these meet and where they don't meet and where they may butt heads. And in clown and theater it's kind of like the absurd and the serious. Theater takes itself so seriously, it's this serious dramatic form, and then you have clowning which doesn't take itself seriously--it's always in contact with the audience. The ordinary becomes extraordinary so the everyday becomes exceptional, or absurd or sacred, and then things that are ridiculous are just everyday so it's the topsy turvy. Expect the unexpected when you come to see the show."
Originally produced by Toronto's Theatre Columbus, the show was nominated for four Dora Mayor Moore Awards and won the Dora Mayor Moore award for outstanding production. Heralded by the Toronto Star as "a wildly hilarious and painfully truthful caricature of human nature," Ernest and Ernestine are excited to be leaving the Great White North for just south of the Great White Way.
The Anger in Ernest and Ernestine will be performed at Venue #1, Teatro SEA at the Clemente, 107 Suffolk Street (between Rivington and Delancey) on the following dates: August 9 at 2:45 August 12 at 6:40 August 15 at 9:30 August 17 at 7:30 August 21 at 3:00
For tickets visit www.FringeNYC.org