Good old-fashioned clownin’ around
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These clowns do a little dress rehearsal before the big day.
These clowns do a little dress rehearsal before the big day.
BRATTLEBORO- Did you think that fake news was new? Think again! NEYT’s clowns are back at it again to reveal the real from the reel! “Clowntown’s Newsreels of the 1930s” opens Friday, October 27, at NEYT, when history’s most famous events will be re-enacted for you in typical Clowntown fashion. The flight of Amelia Earhart, the breadlines of the Great Depression, the medal parade at the 1932 Olympics, and more are presented as classic newsreels from the ‘30s, as seen through clown glasses!

Director Doran Hamm has long been fascinated by the films and news clips of the early 20th century. Hamm is an alumnus of the very first NEYT company and has been touring the country as a theater educator, returning to his roots periodically to give back to the community that gave him his start.

On hand to help with the writing and directing of the show is NEYT founder Stephen Stearns, who started the theater in 1998 in an abandoned Chinese restaurant in downtown Brattleboro after a long and successful career as a professional clown, mime, and actor.

The audience won’t be able to keep a straight face as they watch the clowns bumble their way through history’s most storied events. Clown news in clown shoes: Don’t miss it!

New England Youth Theatre presents “Clowntown’s Newsreels of the 1930s,” at 7 pm on October 27 and 28, and November 3 and 4, and at 2 pm on October 28 and 29 and November 4 and 5 at NEYT, 100 Flat Street.

Tickets for these performances are $11 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $7 for students. Tickets may be purchased in advance at, in person at the NEYT Box Office or by phone (802) 246-6398 from 12 to 5 pm on Wednesdays.

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