The show was created and is performed by Trey Lyford and Geoff Sobelle. They developed their clown characters and routines with renowned new vaudevillian David Shiner (Fool Moon) and then through the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP) at HERE Arts Center.
In All Wear Bowlers, "two silent film clowns fall off the screen to find themselves trapped in a live clown show. Caught in an existential nightmare, they employ all the tricks of their trade in an effort to escape it." The show "melds physical comedy with visual metaphor, stage magic and vaudevillian patter in an exploration of identity and memory, nostalgia and amnesia," drawing on such disparate influences as Samuel Beckett, René Magritte and Laurel and Hardy, according to press materials.
The act was part of the 2003 Fringe Festival in Philadelphia and launched its first commercial run with Philadelphia's 1812 Productions.
The piece is directed by Aleksandra Wolska, with films by Michael Glass, lighting by Randy Glickman, sound by James Sugg and costumes by Tara Webb.
Tickets will be available soon online at www.here.org or by calling SmartTix at (212) 868-4444 or visiting the HERE box office from 4 PM until curtain. For more information, visit www.here.org.