Genre: Comedy
by John Pastore, directed by Marc Eardley

A new dark comedy about a man whose refusal to attend his hated father's funeral has unexpected consequences for him and his entire family.

Today is the day of 25-year-old Joe's father's funeral, and Joe has decided to skip the whole thing and spend the day downing beers instead. To Joe, funerals are absurd parties for the living. And he resents being obligated to mourn his father, an angry and bitter man whose relentless mistreatment of his family has been swept under the rug for years. When Joe's straight-laced brother Alex unexpectedly beats him in an impromptu street boxing match, a drunken and increasingly unstable Joe is forced to attend the funeral. And attend he does--in full clown costume with a loaded handgun. But Joe gets more than he bargained for when his actions lead to some shocking revelations and family secrets.

Preview:   04/14/05
Open:   04/17/05
Close:   04/24/05

Thursday-Saturday at 8pm
Theater:   Vital Theatre Company
Address:   2162 Broadway
New York, NY
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Subway Info: Take the 1, 2, 3 or 9 train to 72nd Street

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