The Whistling Mortician

Anjali Bhargava

A Physical Theater Performance

by Cloud Of Fools Theater Company

Written by Jon Froehlich and ensemble

Directed by Jon Froehlich


  • Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 10:00pm
  • Sunday, August 5, 2012 at 3:00pm
  • Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 7:00pm

Language: English

Age: 9 and up

Location: Baruch Performing Arts Center (55 Lexington Ave 10010 / Entrance on 25th Street between Lexington & 3rd Avenues)

Website: PAM 2012 | Official FaceBook Page

About the Show:

When the powers of death crop up at every turn, what else can one do...but whistle? Like the holy fools before him and the characters of Chaplin and Keaton a couple generations later, The Whistling Mortician postulates the life of a puckish Prussian laborer living in the hotbed of 1870's Alsace-Lorraine. One fateful day following the Franco-Prussian War, he whistles the wrong national anthem up and down the streets of his town––and directly into trouble. Fleeing to far-off countries, he engages in what promises to become the work of his life.

About the Artists:

We create powerfully embodied, deftly inquisitive, and richly entertaining containers which point to both the profound depth, and fundamental mysteriousness, of human nature. We also seek to embody the tensions of living as hilariously, tragically and stubbornly complex beings within a culture dominated by the rational mind. We are, therefore, a theatre of secrets which cannot be described, paths which may only be pointed to, and those universally shared elements of human reality which nonetheless operate in unsearchable darkness.


Jon Froehlich
Casey Robinson
Eddie Jackson
Jenny Tibbels-Jordan
Daniel Levitt
Michael Buffer
Natalia Miranda Guzman
Amanda Boekelheide

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