Posted: Thursday, May 31, 2001

Davis presents one-man clown show

Roblin Gray Davis of Theatre Ridiculous will perform "Mumble in Numbskull: An existential clown show" at 7:30 p.m., Friday, in the Juneau-Douglas High School auditorium. The show, directed by Jeffrey Herrmann, integrates physical comedy, song and dance and audience participation. It is produced in association with Perseverance Theatre with support from the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council.

"It's a very chaotic show where my clown character just gets constantly tripped up by his situation," Davis said. "He's a bumbling idiot, but there's very poignant moments in it, and I work very aesthetically so I like to create very poetic images."

Davis has been clowning for six years, and has previously performed "Mumble" at the San Francisco and Victoria Fringe Theatre Festivals.

"It's not a typical clown show that's geared toward kids," he said. "It's more than standard gags and tricks. It's really based in this character and his perspective on the world."

Tickets are $10 at the door.

STAR 2001 theater classes filling up

STAR, Perseverance Theatre's summer theatre training program, is still accepting applications. Though "The Tempest" segment is full and has a large waiting list, space remains available in the Crazy Corpus, Junior Physical Theatre and Junior Theatre Shakespeare programs.

STAR is open to young people ages 9 through 17. Classes run July 9 to Aug. 3 at the theater in Douglas. An interview and audition are required for the Crazy Corpus program, which will perform onstage at Perseverance Theatre during the first two weekends in August. No interview/audition is required for the Junior Theatre programs, which will share student work with family and friends.

Concerts in the Park performers sought

Performers are invited to participate in Concerts in the Park, which run from June 8 through Aug. 10. The free public concerts, outdoors in Marine Park on the downtown Juneau waterfront, are held from 7 to 8:30 on Friday evenings. Past performers have ranged from rock bands to bluegrass musicians, solo singer/songwriters, magicians, dance groups, big bands and percussion ensembles. Three acts perform 20- to 30-minute sets each evening.

Contact the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council at 586-2787 or pick up a registration form at the office at 206 Franklin Street.

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