Members of this clan don’t hang their heads in shame when Gramps pulls out his bag of tricks at a party. The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus embraces the utmost in wacky family dynamics: Mom and Dad, affectionately known as Philomena and Kinko the Clown (founders Stephanie Monseu and Keith Nelson), have been loading the kids (about 400 national acts) into the caravan and touring the country for the past 14 years. This month, Bindlestiff returns to New York with a Winter Cabaret, featuring juggling, acrobatics, and magic. Wish you were a part of the family? Show up in clown makeup—you’ll get $5 off the admission.
Sun., March 9, 8 p.m., 2008
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on March 4, 2008