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Humor Abuse

Posted on | February 3, 2012 | No Comments

Apart from the clowns, I don’t think I ever really enjoyed the circus.  That is until I first saw the Pickle Family Circus perform.  It was for me, like all good entertainment, all consuming and absolutely captivating.  Enjoying their Berkeley performances in the 1970’s and 80’s, nephew and niece in tow, was always a magical experience.  So too was last night’s performance of Humor Abuse, Lorenzo Pisoni’s auto-biographical piece about growing up in the circus playing through Sunday at A.C.T. in San Francisco.  It is part tribute to his parents Peggy Snider and Larry Pisoni, co-founders of the Pickle Family Circus, and part performance art of the acts he did first with his father and then later on his own as he continued to tour with the circus.  Lorenzo Pisoni was at home on the stage, brilliant in the execution of the circus acts he performed, charming, and seemingly indefatigable. He was on stage for 90 minutes without a break, the dialogue interspersed with great clown performances providing the type of belly laughs that seem to make time stop.  As they say, just what the doctor ordered.  We have so many talented performers that started at the Pickle Family Circus that it seems to be the gift that keeps on giving.

A.C.T. Humor Abuse



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