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500 Clown Frankenstein

In 500 Clown Frankenstein, three clowns embark on a madcap journey to construct Dr. Frankenstein’s laboratory. Bound in elaborate Edwardian costumes, they struggle through acrobatic feats in an extended battle with an unruly table. The Clowns stitch together the tale of the Doctor and the Monster from scraps of the classic novel and various Hollywood versions.  Comic mayhem takes a sharp turn towards a devastating climax when one clown, forced into the tragic role of Shelley’s Creature, suffers abuse and abandonment.

500 Clown

Leslie Buxbaum Danzig

Director and co-creator


Steppenwolf Upstairs Theater, Chicago

PS 122, NY

Joe’s Pub, NY

Capitol Theater, Yakima, WA

Edison Theater at Washington U., St. Louis,

State University of NY, Oswego

Theater of Raritan Valley, NJ

College of St. Benedict/St. John’s U., MN

International Performing Arts for Youth

Juniata College, PA

Miller Center for the Arts, PA

State Theater of New Jersey

Bowdoin College, ME

Orange County Performing Arts Center, CA

Streb Laboratory for Action Mechanics, NY

Midland Arts Center, Birmingham, England

Acorn Theater, MI

Creative Alliance, Baltimore

Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville

Franklin & Marshall College, PA

Loop Theater, Chicago

Theater on the Lake, Chicago

PAC/edge Festival, Chicago

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