Department of Performing Arts to present ‘Clown Bar’ Oct. 3-9

"Clown Bar" is a film noir style play about a former clown on the hunt for justice.

Students perform “Clown Bar” during a recent dress rehearsal.

The Department of Performing Arts will take audiences on the journey of a former clown searching for justice as it presents “Clown Bar,” a comedy written by Adam Szymkowicz.

The Elon cast will perform the production from Oct. 3-9 in Roberts Studio Theatre at Scott Studios. Performances, directed by Assistant Professor of Performing Arts Kevin Hoffmann, are scheduled for Oct. 3-4 at 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 5 at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 6 at 2 p.m.; and Oct. 7-9 at 7:30 p.m.

“Clown Bar” is told in a film noir style and set in a bar full of clowns.

“Clown Bar” is a play about clowns but doesn’t clown around. This isn’t a laughing matter for Happy, a former clown, whose brother Timmy has been murdered. The case won’t solve itself, and someone’s got the pie on their face to prove it. With so many suspects, the investigation is a bit of a circus.

Told in a film noir style and set in a bar full of clowns, this story is deadly serious, but the performance will leave you in stitches. (NOTE: Contains adult content and language)

Admission is $15 or free with an Elon ID. Reservations are highly recommended and will be offered at or the Roberts Studio Reservation Line at (336) 278-5650.