The Clowns Convention

Wunderbaum
Fri 9 Dec ’22 20:30 - 22:00
The Clowns are back!
Fri 9 Dec ’22
20:30 - 22:00

A group of international clowns is looking for a way out of the crisis. Can they save humanity from destruction? Do they have, with their patent on humor, the last straw against polarization in their hands?

For this dazzling show, the actors from Wunderbaum and Theaterhaus Jena don their clown suits and go in search of the clown within themselves. With the rise of the horror clown and the disappearance of the circus, the clown's reputation is in jeopardy. Are they still taken seriously? Is society waiting for that confrontational mirror? To the music of beatboxer and musician Joost Maaskant (known as MAASK), they present never-before-seen clown acts and investigate whether clowns are still relevant.

From the press:

“The fantastic collective Wunderbaum is back from lockdown… It is a great joy to see the passionate actors back on stage at this congress of freaks.” (Frankfurter Allgemeine)

“The circus clown's craft may be in danger of extinction, but that of an actor is very much alive. What a (investigative) work, what a clever insight from Wunderbaum. And what bravado, what a job: that of an actor!''(Theaterkrant, critic’s choice)

"Wunderbaum's performance is unpredictable and funny, especially when sadness predominates." (De Morgen)

 

“In the unique The Clowns Convention, frustrated clowns reflect on the state of theater and entertainment” ★★★★★

de Volkskrant

Credits

By and with Walter Bart, Pina Bergemann, Wine Dierickx, Matijs Jansen, Joost Maaskant, Leon Pfannenmuller, Maartje Remmers, Marleen Scholten and Hanneke van der Paardt Music Joost Maaskant