Clown show, mock election hybrid
September 28, 2016
It's a clown show-turned-mock general election. After a full week of shows at schools across Lake Tahoe Unified School District, "Democrazy: The Other Party" will perform once for the public on Friday, Sept. 30.
In the show, four "clowndidates" are in the race for Clown President. It features iconic clown antics such as dancing and making music, culminating in the "most Raucous Caucus this side of Capitol Hill" with the audience voting for a winner.
"We've been working a little bit off common characteristics of [political] candidates. There are specific characteristics we pulled from current and past political candidates," South Shore native and "Democrazy" actor Rebecca Kushner said.
Clown candidates include An Extremely Nice Clown, who loves everything, Carl, a sad clown, RIOT, who is good at everything, and Secretary Clown, who can type 5,000 words per minute.
The four actors are traveling from New York City to put on the show, which is part of Tahoe Arts Project's 30th season. Kushner, along with fellow "Democrazy" actor Sebastiani Romagnolo, grew up in South Lake Tahoe before moving to the East Coast to pursue a career in the arts.
The public performance begins at 7 p.m. at the South Tahoe High School theater, located at 1735 Lake Tahoe Blvd., in South Lake Tahoe.
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Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children under age 18, and can be purchased at the South Lake Tahoe Visitors Center or by calling Tahoe Arts Project at 530-542-3632.
— Lake Tahoe Action