Signature Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Mr. Fox: A Rumination, the third and final production of the company's 13th season, dedicated to the plays of Bill Irwin. James Houghton directs.
The play is a reflection on the life and work of one of theatre's most celebrated clowns, George L. Fox (1825-1877). Fox delighted audiences from the Bowery to Broadway with his raucous and ribald performances, but he could not escape his greatest success, the white-face role of "Humpty Dumpty." Mr. Fox: A Rumination is one clown's rumination on another, on the life of a performer, and on the act of performance itself.