Influencer Joy presents herself as a »stay at home girlfriend«. While her boyfriend is at work, she produces content. Her topics: Cooking, cleaning, fitness, self-care, beauty. Now she wants to unlock the next level: Marriage! For the perfect wedding, of course, she needs a father to walk her down the aisle. Unfortunately, he turned his back on the family a long time ago to pursue his lifelong dream: To be a clown. Together with a group of like-minded people, he has retreated to a mysterious house to live solely for art, without any political pressure from outside. Joy seeks him out there to win him over for her wedding - and meets his flatmates: the snooty Severin Le Magnifique, who attended the renowned clown school »Le Coq«, the revolutionary Rine, who fights against inequality with the power of the clown, and the shy ex-literary scholar Gelsomino, who still wants to be baptised a clown. When her father Flip refuses to accompany her to the wedding, Joy concocts an intrigue. She wants to split the group and clear the way for her "perfect wedding". But the clowns have other plans ...
In their play developments, the directing and writing duo Charlotte Lorenz and Jakob D'Aprile examine social phenomena through the lens of their media presentation. Following works about the psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich (»Reich der Träume«), our view of the police (»Alles in Ordnung«), which is characterised by TV crime thrillers, or imposture (»Making of - Bildnis einer Hustlerin«), in »Das Leben ein Clown« they confront the age-old, traditional figure of the clown with the digital trends of our time.
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