A Thousand Clowns

A Thousand Clowns $10.99

Herb Gardner

Published by Samuel French Inc

4 Male 1 Female

This benchmark of Broadway comedy produced one of the theatre's most beloved roles: a bachelor uncle who is endeavoring to rear his precocious nephew

He has tired of writing cheap comedy for a children's television program and finds himself unemployed with some free time to saunter through New York and do everything he has always wanted to do like standing on Park Avenue in the dawn's early light and hollering, "All right, all you rich people; everybody out in the street for volleyball"

When social services comes to insure that the nephew is receiving a proper upbringing, he finds himself solving their problems

Eventually, he must go back to work or lose his nephew, or he might marry the social worker

In any case, he remains one of the funniest non conformist of the stage


"Would be a standout comedy in any season. Filled with laughter and warmth and sweetness and inspired daffiness" ~ N.Y. Daily News

"Merely the best comedy of the season. A fine and funny evening" ~ N.Y. Journal American

"An extraordinarily funny play with some brilliantly offbeat lines" ~ N.Y. Post

"One of the quintessential New York comedies" ~ N.Y. Daily News

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