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What happens when the woman you just fell in love with leads you to the edge? What happens when the soon-to-be President of the United States is so mired in melancholy that he can’t get out of bed? Clearly, this is terrain that can only be navigated by a clown. Circus artist and solo theater veteran Sara Felder’s Creative Work Fund project–a collaboration with the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center–leads us from the Civil War to a Lincoln look-alike convention to the top of UC Berkeley’s Campanile in a new comedy about love, war and coloring outside the lines.
The production (in previews until June 6) opens on June 7, runs Saturdays at 5 p.m. through June 27, and Sundays at 7 p.m. through June 28. Performances are at The Marsh in San Francisco. Special programming includes:
Sunday, May 31 at 4 pm: ”Lincoln’s Blues and “That Fatal First of Jan’y ’41” with author Joshua Wolf Shenk
Sunday, June 14: “Bring in the clowns!“ with Jeff Raz of the Medical Clown Project.
Sunday, June 28: “Queer Issues and Mental Health” with Able Christian of N.A.M.I. (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
Over a two year period, Gautam Tejas Ganeshan, in collaboration with Subterranean Arthouse, has been creating and gathering songs in the Carnetic tradition that reveal the “Story of this Place.” As his project begins to draw to a close, Ganeshan will be performing along with Kaushik Lakshinarayanan on bamboo flute and Gopal Ravindrah on mridangam on Saturday, May 30, at 7 p.m. at Subterranean Arthouse in Berkeley. Future concerts are scheduled for June 27 , July 5, July 25, and August 29. Tickets to all performances are available through Brown Paper Tickets.