UNDER THE SKIFF returns to NYC – limited run

By: Stanley Allan Sherman
October 18, 2012

Jennifer Sargent and Maja Bieler - waiting

Jennifer Sargent and Maja Bieler - wait
Photo credit is Mohamed Sali

This is the first limited run in NYC for UNDER THE SKIFF.   A funny powerful piece of Clown Theater created by these international clowns, Maja Bieler, Jennifer Sargent, and Audrey Lamarque; directed by Audrey Lamarque.

Jennifer Sargent and Maja Bieler  - waiting

Jennifer Sargent and Maja Bieler – waiting
Photo credit is Mohamed Sali

Last time we saw UNDER THE SKIFF was at the NY Clown Theater Festival five years ago.  It was by far one of the best shows at any of the Festivals.  This is a new version with an additional 20 minutes added.  I expect it to involve the best of this new area of Clown Theater, real drama and sidesplitting humor based in the reflection of our world.

In the barren immigration office of a strange country, two naïve applicants wait and wait… and wait…. for their papers to be approved.  This is something that happens all the time with any government paper work.   Between escapades with naturalization forms, barking loudspeakers, and a tangle of miscommunications in wacky foreign languages, our heroines navigate absurd catastrophes small and large with infectious optimism and remarkable endurance.  Theses ladies are very funny clowns.

UNDER THE SKIFF was inspired by true stories of female immigrants who journeyed alone to London, New York, Kenya, Ecuador, and Haiti.  This version premiered in September at the Galerie G – L’Art au Garage in Paris.  After their NY limited run they travel to the New Orleans’ popular experimental theater venue, The Allways Theatre.

Jennifer Sargent and Maja Bieler clowns  - excitement

Jennifer Sargent and Maja Bieler
Photo by Mohamed Sali

We our lucky these very funny and theatrical ladies bring their show to New York City at The Red Room, 85 East 4th Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues near Bowery.  Performances are schedule Wednesday through Saturday, October 24 – November 10, Wednesday – Sunday at 8 PM.

Opening Night Wednesday October 24th special discount price: only $10

The regular ticket price is $20, students and seniors $15 at the door. For tickets, call Brown Paper Tickets on 1-800-838-3006 or www.brownpapertickets.com.

For more information, visit www.vagabondinventions.com.

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