A clown walks into a funeral.
He walks out with a seemingly supernatural problem, with no solution in sight.
Facepaint is a character-driven dark comedy with elements of slapstick that follows three individuals: Harold, a professional clown whose fear of divine punishment following a half-baked act of devotion at a dead friend’s funeral has him spiral out of control; Annette, a personal injury lawyer whose cheating husband and impending divorce puts her on a self-destructive warpath; and Maria, Annette’s employee and Harold’s wife, who is caught in the middle of it all.
A play about young people forced to reckon with grief, love, relationships and fear of God, Facepaint is a genre-bending piece of theater not to be missed.
Facepaint is running running for one weekend only at Theatre Horizon (401 DeKalb St., Norristown, PA 19401).
Appropriate for ages 13+
This performance contains frequent suggested language and brief graphic violence—references to grief, drug addiction, and self-harm.
Directed by Zaina Yasmin Dana
Written by Collin Spangler
Costume Design by Desta Pulley
Sound Design by Clare Grundstein
Set and Props Design by Jack McManus
Lighting Design by Collin Spangler
About the Artist
eat purple theater co. (zaina dana, clare grundstein, collin spangler) is a collective of young independent artists making their way in life while striving to create exhilarating new works for the theater. they are united by their determination, their talent, and their voracious appetite for all things purple.