Directed by Tina Landau, Old Hats will open the 2014-15 season, marking the first collaboration for Irwin and Shiner since Fool Moon, which played ACT in 1998 and 2001.
Old Hats made its world premiere Off-Broadway at the Signature Theatre in New York.
Here's how the production is billed: "Using music, technology and movement — plus a few other tricks up their sleeves — Old Hats combines the inimitable magic, slapstick and hilarity of Irwin and Shiner into a wild and remarkable outing of theatre for generations old and new. "
"I can't wait to bring Old Hats to A.C.T. and San Francisco, back to my favorite audience in the entire world," Irwin said in a statement. "We played Fool Moon twice in the Geary Theatre, 16 and 13 years ago and now it's time for baggy pants comedy, the mature-years version. David Shiner and I will bring our love for the art of the clown — which still gets us excited, even in deep, deep middle age — back to A.C.T. with an all-new show!" "What a joy to welcome back our two beloved clowns in this exquisite and hilarious meditation on life, lunacy and the passage of time," artistic director Carey Perloff added. " Old Hats picks up where Fool Moon left off in a wildly imaginative journey about the anxieties of living in the modern world. For our audience, this will be a beautiful follow up to Humor Abuse, Lorenzo Pisoni’s coming of age story. This is the story of clowns getting older — and even crazier — and we can’t wait to have them back!"
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