Humor Abuse: Lorenzo Pisoni of Pickle Family Circus' Story
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The last date listed for Humor Abuse was Sunday August 19, 2012 / 2:00pm.
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Both charming and disturbing, The Suit combines a rich musical score with remarkably simple staging as it tells the story of a husband who doles out an unusual punishment to his cheating wife: He asks that she treat her lover's abandoned suit as a guest of honor in their home. Accompanying her wherever she goes, the suit becomes a whimsical yet cruel reminder of her infidelity. African melodies interweave with jazz standards to underscore this surprising, sharp-witted tale set in Apartheid-era Johannesburg, in a haunting production that integrates virtuosic musicians directly into the action. Learn More
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I've gladly given this 5 stars, not because it's a magnificent play, but because by its simplicity and grace, it thoroughly satisfies. It's a crowd-pleasing evening. It fully accomplishes what it intends to. Nothing less. Nothing more.
Remarkably sincere, poignant, tender, honest, respectful and very FUNNY---if you like good physical clowning. I highly recommend it. Lorenzo is a charmer.
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“A tour de force of physical comedy [and] a gift to the Bay Area.” -San Francisco Chronicle (highest rating)
“Spellbinding and wickedly funny … one of the most entertaining stage shows of the year” —BeyondChron
“Thoroughly endearing . . . perfectly orchestrated [and] surprisingly tender.” —San Jose Mercury News
“Hilarious … Pisoni is a master of comic timing.” __-San Francisco Examiner __
“Surprising, funny, and entirely theatrical. Other solo performers take note: you can describe your troubled childhood, but can you do it with balloons?” __—Variety __
__ __ “A heartfelt story of a son looking for what makes his father tick” —__Associated Press __
“I can completely recommend running away and joining Lorenzo Pisoni’s circus for an evening.” —Broadway World __ __ __ __ __ __
In this hilarious stage memoir filled with stupendous physical feats, Pisoni takes us under the big top with the incredible true story of growing up as the youngest member of San Francisco’s Pickle Family Circus. Celebrating the complicated, no-holds-barred life of a performer, Pisoni shows off the tricks of the trade he learned from his father, Pickle cofounder Larry Pisoni. A hilarious and heartfelt event that will delight audiences of all ages, Humor Abuse dazzles with unforgettable stories and mesmerizing routines—all performed by the “one-man whirlwind” (WOR Radio) Lorenzo Pisoni.
The show runs 80 minutes with no intermission.