LOS ANGELES -- "Post-modern Commedia" is how the new physical-comedy group Burglars of Hamm describes itself.
In Flee Circus, opening July 3l at the Powerhouse Theatre, the group "will explore the subject of escape in comic and physical style with no dialogue," said a company spokesperson. "In nine short vignettes they explore escape from reality, escape from boredom, escape from the body, escape from memory, and shed a visceral light on escape as a primary life force."
The writer/performers are Carolyn Almos, Matt Almos, Jon Beauregard, Victor Ortado and Selina Smith. Original live music is by Mike Werckle. Matt Almos directs.
Flee Circus celebrates Burglars of Hamm's seventh year together. While the core group of members still remains, the company's name has changed often over the years--from Caught in the Act to Someone Stole Our Name to The Clownfish School.
Flee Circus is performed Friday and Saturday 8 PM; Sunday 7 PM, through September 6. The Powerhouse is at 3116 2nd Street in Santa Monica. Tickets are $10. Call (323) 769-5431. -- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent