Clownin' Around

I've always been fascinated by people's fear of clowns. I can see why they bring on the heebie-jeebies. Ronald McDonald will clog your arteries. John Wayne Gacy throws you under his house. Tammy Faye will open her mouth. It is a rational fear. Who knows what person is really lurking behind that whiteface at the circus? But it's not until now that I am officially disturbed by clowns, and I say that with complete ignorance. On the calendar for Stone Street Theatre is Bini and the Bonk, an adult clown act. Yes, "adult." And thus I shudder. But I've yet to see it, and my curiosity may just lead me to find out if it's only the kazoo that gets blown in this clown show. The show debuts Friday at the new Stone Street Theatre, 109 Stone St. in downtown. Call 469-619-2609 or visit stonestreettheatre.com.
Fri., June 23; Sat., July 22
KEEP THE DALLAS OBSERVER FREE... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Rich Lopez