Humor Abuse

September 25 through October 25, 2009

Starring Lorenzo Pisoni
Created by Lorenzo Pisoni and Erica Schmidt
Directed by Erica SchmidtBased on Lorenzo Pisoni’s vagabond life as the youngest member of San Francisco’s Pickle Family Circus, Humor Abuseis one man’s funny and candid exploration of the father/son relationship and the hopes and disappointments that lurk behind that red rubber nose. Pisoni, through extraordinary clowning and riveting storytelling, reveals that running away with the circus isn’t always fun and games.

Sheer joy! The most poignant piece I’ve seen in some time.
–Philadelphia Inquirer

Marvelous, funny, touching and wondrous! –Philadelphia City Paper

Humor Abuse is performed with reckless abandon by the athletic Pisoni.
–Philadelphia Weekly

The most compelling one-man show I’ve seen in years, if ever! –Chestnut Hill Local