Zero Zero Clown
Written and produced by
Light & Design
RAQUEL COT ROMERO AND FIORENZA TEOFILI
A red nose, a “superwoman” tight overall and a lot of energy: these are the main elements used by Claudia Cantone, alias 00CLOWN, to perform her dynamic, funny, malicious and sometimes irreverent show.
The reckless life of a secret agent, who is hunting a classical, lethal villain, turns into a playful pretext to open a lot of situations.
From a hot and provocative woman who can’t give up her olive Martini; to a virtuous (and repressed) preacher who wants to save sinners from the “frenzy of sex”; up to the Death-clown, who’s tired and bored and who won’t hear again the bell of the captains of the world, calling her for the usual dirty job: the horrors of another war.
Cantone’s clown entertains with hilarious gags and clear “double meanings” but she can’t do without some bitter laughs as in the best clown tradition, a small rescue for a world that you can only save through sneering.
In this show the clown plays around various kinds of issues: Death; invisible, flying bullets; car chases on the street and through the jungle to find the villains and maybe defeat Evil. The applause of the audience to this show is like a “signature”, it’s a signal of the people’s involvement; it indicates an ideological agreement where art becomes political and the will to change from here into something better: a different world where, as Claudia shows, smiling is necessary and can sometimes save life.