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BRIGHT NIGHT 2011 TO FEATURE BALD NEW VAUDEVILLIANS
December 6, 2010, Providence, RI
This New Year’s Eve, don’t be surprised if you see two bald men in clown noses and tuxedos. It’s not a new fashion trend- it’s the headlining act of this year’s Bright Night Providence. The show, called BAMBOUK, is a New Vaudevillian escapade that features a blend of juggling, magic and physical comedy, performed by two elegantly dressed bald men in clown noses.
Masters of the variety arts, the clown duo juggle plates, flip hats, ride a 6 foot unicycle, play the accordion, and juggle all manners of objects. Their show is a seamless blend of character comedy, circus skills, and theatrics that will tickle your funny bone and strum your heart strings.
Brian Foley and Mathew Duncan, the performers of BAMBOUK, are favorites in the NY downtown variety scene, and have shared stages around the world with award-winning circus artists from the Moscow Circus, Nanjing Acrobatic Troupe, Big Apple Circus and Cirque du Soleil. They’ve also opened for the Drifters, the Platters, and Charo. Together and individually they have been the featured physical comedians in stage productions, ice shows, cruise ships and theme parks since 1990. BAMBOUK has been seen multiple times in China, Japan, Alaska, Mexico, the Caribbean islands, and throughout the continental U.S. In 2009, they won the prestigious Sherman Brothers Award for Best Clown Duo, and are 2010 Golden Nose Award winners for Audience Choice Best Clown Act.
“These guys are out and out hilarious,” says Adam Gertsacov, Festival Director of Bright Night Providence. “I saw their Off-Broadway show a couple of years ago, and have been thinking about having them for Bright Night ever since. It’s the kind of show that’s silly enough for kids and smart enough for adults. It will leave the whole family laughing. “
“Bright Night will be great fun,” says one of BAMBOUK’s founders and performers Brian Foley. “We’re really looking forward to being part of the festivities. We love what the artists of Providence are doing, and are excited to be part of it.”
BAMBOUK will perform three shows in Providence as part of Bright Night. The shows will be performed at 6, 8, and 10 pm at the RI Convention Center. Your Bright Night ticket (a Tyvek wristband) will guarantee you admission to one of those three performances, plus more than 50 other performances at 12 other venues throughout the day and evening (on a space available basis).
Other artists on the Bright Night bill include local legends Big Nazo Puppets, bebop great Greg Abate, Grammy-winning storyteller/singer Bill Harley, magician Chris Carbone, storyteller Mark Binder, The Rhode Island Children’s Chorus, a special Bright Night Poetry Slam, and a host of other artists and events. A full schedule will be available in mid-December on the Bright Night website, http://www.brightnight.org.
Tickets to Bright Night are available online at www.ArtTixRI.com, and in person at all BankRI locations, the Providence Children’s Museum, and at the EastSide Marketplace.
For more information about tickets call 401-621-6123 or visit http://www.brightnight.org
Tickets are $10 each if purchased on or before December 24. Starting December 25, tickets are $15 each or a family fourpack for $50. There are a limited amount of tickets, so purchase early to insure getting your choice of times for the BAMBOUK show.
Donation and corporate sponsorship opportunities are still available. To donate to Bright Night’s GIVE $20, TELL 10 campaign, visit http://donate.brightnight.org
To find out more about Bright Night Providence, visit http://www.brightnight.org
To find out more about the clown duo BAMBOUK, visit http://www.bambouk.com