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Family Band for a Clown Funeral

Thursday Feb 6, 2020

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110 Gold Ave SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102




Blackout Theatre

Phone: (505) 672-8648
Website: Click to Visit

This darkly comedic, immersive theatre experience features live, original music, the Baca twins and all of Ma and Pa’s kin for the loudest, rowdiest, strangest funeral ever witnessed.

Blackout Theatre Company proudly presents FAMILY BAND FOR A CLOWN FUNERAL, a darkly comedic immersive theatre experience featuring live original music.

Ma and Pa got married doing a hand-holding quadruple backflip over the hide of a raging bull. They could make the devil himself crack a smile. Ma and Pa were rodeo clown royalty.

But now, Ma and Pa are dead.

Their many children have reunited the family band to tell the legend of Ma and Pa and raise money for a proper clown funeral. After months of music, laughter, loss, betrayal, sibling rivalry, and a whole lot of greasepaint, Darlin’ and the Rodeo Runners have finally raised enough. But can Ma and Pa’s legacy endure the truth about their death – and the truth about their children? Join the Baca twins and all of Ma and Pa’s kin for the biggest, loudest, rowdiest, strangest funeral you’ve ever witnessed.

February 6, 7, 8 at 8:00 p.m. and February 9 at 2:00 p.m.
Tricklock Performance Laboratory, 110 Gold Ave. SW
Tickets $10 General, $8 Students/Seniors; Pay-What-You-Can Performance Feb. 6
Includes mature themes; parental discretion advised. 


See also: Arts Interview

The Tears of a Clown

A Family Band for a Clown Funeral

Hondo Baca
Photo by Clarke Condé
Darlin’ and the Rodeo Runners have raised enough to give their beloved Ma and Pa the grand send-off that rodeo clown royalty deserves. Son and band leader Hondo Baca wants his parents’ funeral to be a celebration of their lives, so he and the family have invited the community to the funeral at their parent’s home located inside the Tricklock Performance Laboratory.

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