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Performed: 25 July - 3 August 1996; Herb Gardner's "A Thousand Clowns" was part of JSU's "Taste of the Town" 1996 summer dinner theater. It is a comedy about an uncle who has been taking care of his nephew. Child welfare is not happy with the arrangement because they believe the uncle to be too much of a free spirit to raise the child. The play was directed by Wayne Claeren, scenic/lighting design/managing director/produced by Carlton Ward, costume coordination by Freddy Clements, technical direction/sound design by David Keefer, sound/light board operated by Todd Edwards, stage managed/props by Mishia Edwards, costume shop managed by Joyce Tate, program design by Debbie Johnson. This item is contained within the Clements drama production materials.


This performance was held in the Stone Center Theatre.


  • Jonathan Whitton -- Nick Burns
  • Steven Whitton -- Murray Burns
  • Jason St. John -- Albert Amundson
  • Allison Graydon -- Sandra Markowitz
  • David Downs -- Arnold Burns
  • Neil Jones -- Leo Herman


The original items are located in the Library’s Alabama Gallery Special Collections.


Jacksonville State University -- History, College and school drama, Theater programs


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A Thousand Clowns (1996) | Program