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A Thousand Clowns

December 19th - December 22nd 2013
Shimberg Playhouse at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts Tampa, FL

Hat Trick Theatre Productions presents Herb Gardner’s A Thousand Clowns in the Shimberg Playhouse at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, December 5-22.

Nicki and her Uncle Murray have always been an “unconventional” family. Murray Burns is an unemployed television writer and his twelve year-old niece is one of the brightest kids at her school. Their days are spent perfecting mobster impressions and visiting the Statue of Liberty. When Nicki writes a school essay about the benefits of unemployment insurance, the school sends a pair of social workers to evaluate her living situation. While Nicki’s world is rocked, Murray struggles to give up the song and dance for a suit and tie. Is Murray able to play the role of an adult?

Starring Tampa actors Ned Averill-Snell as Uncle Murray Burns and Hannah Anton in her acting debut as Nicki, along with Ian Beck, Dana Kovar, Peter Konowicz and Michael C. McGreevy. A Thousand Clowns is directed by Jack Holloway with set design by Kaylin Gess.

Press Highlights

A Thousand Clowns emerge from Hat Trick Theatre --- Ned Averill-Snell is one of the best reasons to go to the theater in the Bay area. Only a few weeks ago, he managed, along with Emilia Sargent, to rescue I Do! I Do! from terminal mustiness, and now he’s making Herb Gardner’s... \n\n\n Conservatory student in A Thousand Clowns --- Congratulations to Patel Conservatory theater student Hannah Anton, who landed a role in the Hat Trick Theatre production of A Thousand Clowns. Anton, 13, started at the Conservatory as a violin student and has been studying theater for... \n\n\n Hat Trick’s ‘A Thousand Clowns’ A heartwarming tale... --- Hat Trick Theatre Productions Inc. proves a clown’s life isn’t all laughs in “A Thousand Clowns,” showing at the Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center through Dec. 22. The Lutz-based professional theater company is..