Cara Vita: A Clown Concerto is a solo physical theatrical piece which explores the joys, sorrows, and hilarity of romance, relationships, and child-rearing. Created and performed by Felicity Hesed, this comedy offers a uniquely female perspective on the struggles of maintaining one’s identity in the midst of family life. Cara Vita: A Clown Concerto incorporates music, acrobatics, and magic to spin a whimsical tale of love and loss.
Felicity Hesed, in partnership with circus great Jeff Raz, developed this innovative pieceto tell a deeply personal and universally human story. Audiences are surprised by magically unexpected plot twists and prop manipulations. Strains of Brahms’ Hungarian Dances are woven throughout, played live by violinist Clare Armenante. Felicity’s intimate connection with the audience and masterful use of audience volunteers makes each show a unique experience.
Cara Vita: A Clown Concerto made its world premiere at the San Francisco International Arts Festival in May 2019.
Currently available for touring.
Review of Cara Vita: A Clown Concerto at the San Francisco International Arts Festival by Judy Finelli.
Interview with Wendy Parkman about Felicity Hesed’s Cara Vita: A Clown Concerto.