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“Going Down in Flames” Play

May 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“What if we write a play about a clown who gets dementia?”

That’s the question that renowned actor and professional clown, Joan Mankin asked her brother in 2010. A few years later, they would find out the hard way.

Based on the true story of legendary SF clown Queenie Moon, the world premiere of Going Down in Flames by Danny Mankin runs May 31 through June 9 at Headwaters Theatre (55 NE Farragut St. #9, Portland, OR 97211) and is directed by Angela Van Epps. Joan Schirle, actor, playwright, director and teacher, and the founding artistic director of Dell’Arte International, will play Joan Mankin and her legendary clown character, Queenie Moon. Through clown and physical comedy, Going Down in Flames is both funny and tragic as we travel with Joan/Queenie Moon in and out of the circus ring and through her version of reality.

Join them before the show on Thursday, May 30 for a special AFTD fundraiser: a pre-show reception at Albert Abbey from 6:00 to 7:00 pm with wine, beer and pizza! Tickets to the reception are $50 and include admission to Going Down in Flames that night. Please click here to purchase tickets and for more information.


May 30, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Alberta Abbey
126 NE Alberta Street
Portland, OR 97211 United States
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