SOURCE: Bul'Artoh Theatre

September 09, 2005 15:18 ET

A New Avant-Garde One-Clown Show From the Bul'Artoh Theatre Company!

The West Coast Premier of "Fancy: A Wondrous Journey Into the Absurd" With Vladimir Levitansky, Directed by Allyson Kulavis

HOLLYWOOD, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 9, 2005 -- Bul'Artoh Theatre Company is proud to present the West Coast Premier of "Fancy," which will play for 6 consecutive Wednesdays at the Elephant Asylum Theatre in Hollywood. The show is 1 hour 15 minutes long with no intermission.

"Fancy" is created and performed by Vladimir Levitansky, internationally renowned physical comedian, mime, clown, and buffoon. Directed by Allyson Kulavis, member of the internationally acclaimed, Los Angeles experimental theater company, Zoo District.

In this show, Vladimir portrays an incompetent janitor, whose "flight of Fancy" leads him away from any actual cleaning, and on a journey of the imagination. "Fancy" is a distinctive play, courageously blending physical comedy, unique style of clowning, pantomime, endearing slapstick, vivid imagination, poetry and avant-garde. Watch as commonplace items, such as desk, vacuum, and bucket, illuminate the power of imagination while blurring the lines between cause and effect, the artist and his audience. Accompanied by various styles of music, from elevator tunes to the classics, and inventive sound effects, "Fancy" speaks the universal language of body and gesture, vanishing the boundaries of cultures, tongues and ages.

Levitansky, who fell in love with his craft as a child in his native Russia, credits inspiration for his show to Peter Sellers, Marcel Marceau, Mr. Bean and his own ineptitude at completing mundane tasks. "As a performer I seek to dissolve the boundary between myself and the audience, which allows us to transcend traditional ethnic and cultural barriers and laugh at the beauty of our own shared ridiculousness," says Levitansky. "My artistic sensibility is to produce staged performances in the style of Bul'Artoh -- a synthesis of clown, commedia dell'arte, buffoon, and butoh."

Ticket prices
$18.00 General Admission
$15.00 Students/Seniors

For ticket reservations, call 323.646.0756

Elephant Asylum Theatre
6322 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Limited Run Opens September 14th, 2005
Wednesdays, 8 P.M.
September 14th - October 19th, 2005

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