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.