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Clowns Like You

Jun 21 Through Aug 18 | Fri |
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Clowns Like Me will have its New York Off-Broadway Premiere at the DR2 Theatre this summer. The witty, timely, and inspiring story is based on Sarasota actor and storyteller Scott Ehrenpreis’ true life struggles with mental illness and its stigmas. The play was written by Jason Cannon, who also directs. Previews begin on June 21, for a limited engagement through August 18, 2024. Opening night is slated for Sunday, June 30 at 6:30pm.

In his deeply personal and universally resonant one-man show, seasoned actor and master storyteller Scott Ehrenpreis tells his humorous yet profound story of living with mental illness. Like, lots of mental illness.

Clowns Like Me fearlessly confronts the challenges of living with OCD, bipolar disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, social anxiety, and depression, weaving a tale that is as heartbreaking as it is inspiring. Through his journey, Scott uncovers a remarkable truth: the stage becomes his sanctuary, a place where, if only for a few hours, he can emerge from the shadows of his struggles into the spotlight of empowerment and self-expression.

Don't miss this unique and uplifting theatrical experience that promises not only to entertain but to illuminate the resilience of the human spirit. Clowns Like Me invites New York audiences to witness the transformative power of storytelling, where laughter and vulnerability collide to reveal the strength found in facing one's fears. Join Scott for an unforgettable evening complete with post-show talkbacks where the magic of theater becomes a beacon of hope and liberation for those impacted by mental illness.

Performances run Sundays at 5pm, Tuesdays – Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm, with a special holiday Wednesday matinee at 3pm on July 3rd. Opening night is scheduled for Sunday, June 30 at 6:30pm. Running time: 75 minutes. Tickets start at $49 and are currently on sale at, Telecharge, or by visiting the DR2 Theatre box office. DR2 is located at 103 E 15th Street in Union Square (between Park Ave, South and Irving Place). Recommended for ages 16 and up.


Venue: DR2

101 East 15th Street Map