Production History

World Premiere!

500 clown trapped

A co-production between Adventure Stage Chicago and 500 Clown
Conceived by Adrian Danzig
Directed by Paola Coletto

May 6 - May 21, 2011

See us featured on the WGN Morning News!

"There are some amazing comic bits and some very spectacular moments of athleticism." -Around The Town Chicago

"Highly recommended. The dynamic performance was enjoyed by all young, old, with or without kiddies in tow." -Chicago Critic

"Both wholesome and hilarious." -Chicago Reader

Show Description

Audiences experienced 500 Clown's signature mix of high physicality, raw emotion, and powerful storytelling in this World Premiere production about three clowns who explore what it truly means to be trapped...and to be set free. Commissioned by The College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University.   

Special Events

Everyone has the right to build and cherish a private library.

With this in mind, ASC was thrilled to present Book Bike after two performances of 500 Clown Trapped. Book Bike, the brainchild of Gabriel Levinson, was a custom-built tricycle stocked with 200 lbs of free books that traveled around Chicago throughout 2008-2011 and gave away free books to people from all walks of life as a way of sharing the pleasure of reading.


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