World-Class Clown Bob Berky to Play St. Johnsbury

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS -

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 (jcraven@marl­boro.edu).

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