PHOTO BY JOSH LOOCK
"Existential, avant garde, absurdist, ironic and non-linear...lyrical, endearing, vulnerable, stalwart and hopeful. " - Broadway World
Brouhaha: A state of social agitation when a minor incident gets out of control. Typically, it is marked by controversy and fuss that can seem, afterwards, irrational.
BrouHaHa is a comedic, existential escapade inspired by images of refugees fleeing on foot, Edwardian workers, cinematic treasures like Fellini's La Strada and Bergman's The Seventh Seal, and the dark comedy of Samuel Beckett. In this devised, clown-esque piece, Happenstance Theater's troupe of eccentrics walks the precipice at the end of the world. Their play lights up the darkness like a firecracker.
This show appeals to audiences of any age.
"The high level of ensemble work continues to impress. These multi-faceted actors/singers/clowns/mimes and movement artists are so attuned to each other, it’s easy to believe they’d be inseparable when the world ends."
- J. Wynn Rousuck - NPR
DURATION: 70 - 75 minutes
AUDIENCE: 10 years +
MINIMUM STAGE REQUIREMENTS:
20ft wide x 15ft deep
(7m x 6.5 m)
Need upstage crossover
International Festival of Arts & Ideas, Staunton Music Festival, Celebration Barn, NY Clown Theatre Festival, NextNOW Festival at Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Baltimore Theatre Project, Capital Fringe Festival,
Theatre for the New City, International
Performing Arts for Youth Conference,
BrouHaHa was developed with a grant from the Morgan Fund and by support from the SHARE fund.