A Thousand Clowns
Characters: 4 male, 1 female, 12 year-old boy
2 Interior scenes
This benchmark of Broadway comedy produced one of the theatre's most beloved roles: unconventional Murray, uncle to precocious nephew, Nick. Tired of writing cheap comedy gags for "Chipper the Chipmunk," a children's television star, Murray finds himself unemployed with plenty of free time...more
First, that cast. For the most part, it’s the same as the cast of the movie, which is probably part of why they perform so w ...more
A Thousand Clowns is a thousand laughs. The amusingly eccentric lifestyle and dialogue of the nonconformist unemployed Murray Burns, who shouts his grievances to New York from his apartment window, makes this play truly wonderful. I was first introduced to the story I was kid through the film version starring Jason Robards, Jr. I loved it then. And now having finally read the play, I think I love it even more.
The story’s rather simple—a m ...more