This satirical physical comedy was created by Mexico City company La Piara in collaboration with writers/directors Seth Bockley and Devon de Mayo. The play combines slapstick, clown, dance, bouffant and farce to tell the story of a military outpost desperate for recruits, and the cannon fodder that a hapless General sends to war. This contemporary story of war’s inhumanity is given a darkly humorous edge through the medium of clown.
Performed in three languages and featuring a climactic paper plane bombardment, this lean touring performance lasts 55 minutes. It was developed over 2011 and 2012 through Theater Communication Group’s “On the Road” grant, and first presented at the In The Works showcase series in Chicago’s Pritzker Pavilion, in Millennium Park, in March 2012. The show was presented at the New York Clown Theater Festival in September 2012 at The Brick and recently concluded a three month run in Mexico City at the Foro Shakespeare.