World-Class Clown Bob Berky to Play St. Johnsbury
Kingdom County Productions and the Burklyn Arts Council will present acclaimed clown Bob Berky in his oneman show, “A Feast of Fools,” 4:30pm, Saturday, December 7th at the St. Johnsbury School. The show will be presented in association with Burklyn’s Holiday Market that runs from 10am to 4pm the school—and people who attend the market will be able to purchase half-price tickets to Berky’s show (before 3pm).
Berky is funny. He might speak through a kazoo, mime a hell-bent ride on a motorcycle, or amble around the stage in camouflage and goggles to spy on birds. Or maybe he’ll get tangled up in pushed buttons, pulled switches, and mis-connected wires in a loopy battle of man vs machine.
Berky’s antics are infectious, impertinent – and lots of fun. He has performed at major theatres in London, Paris, Sydney, Belfast, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Edinburgh, Buenos Aires, and Montreal. In New York, he has played Lincoln Center and The Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival. He has also performed at the Kennedy Center and The Smithsonian, directed movement and clowning for Joe Papp’s New York Shakespeare Festival production of Twelfth Night, and worked as movement coach for performers including Gregory Hines, Jeff Goldblum and Michelle Pfeiffer.
The New York Times calls Berky “impressive” and compares him to French comic Jacques Tati and Monty Python originator John Cleese. The Washington Post calls Berky, “A truly great clown.” The show is appropriate for all ages. Tickets are available by calling 802-748-2600 or 888-757-5559 (toll-free). Online sales are available at KingdomCounty.org. For more information, contact KCP performance series producer Jay Craven (email@example.com).