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Going Down in Flames


“What if we write a play about a clown who gets dementia?”

That’s the question that renowned actor and professional clown, Joan Mankin asked her brother in 2010. A few years later they would find out the hard way.

Based on true story of legendary SF clown Queenie Moon, the world premiere of Going Down in Flames by Danny Mankin is directed by Angela Van Epps. Joan Schirle, actor, playwright, director and teacher, and the founding artistic director of Dell’Arte International, will play Joan Mankin and her legendary clown character, Queenie Moon.

Through clown and physical comedy, Going Down in Flames is both funny and tragic as we travel with Joan/Queenie Moon in and out of the circus ring and through her twisted version of reality.

May 30-June 9

Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2pm

Tickets are $28/$20 student. Get tickets.

Keep in touch at: www.facebook.com/queeniemoon2019

Mature Themes - not recommended for children  
In association with the Circus Project 


Join us before the show on Thursday, May 30 for a special fundraiser for the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD)! Pre-show reception at Albert Abbey from 6-7pm with wine, beer and pizza. Tickets to the reception are $50 and include admission to Going Down in Flames that night.  

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Earlier Event: May 4
Fire and Meat