Poster for the department of theatre at Oklahoma State University. Poster was utilized to spread awareness of the upcoming productions. All mandatory credits and ticket information was arranged to support the overall design.
The original story line is set inside a circus where a mysterious stranger offers to join the spectacle as a clown who will receive slaps for the delight of the audience. We learn he has left a failed marriage and falls in love again. The comedy of pain transcends changing tastes of humor through slapstick and physical comic opposites. The design represents a clown made from a hand referencing the repeated slaps the main character takes throughout the show and the audience is referenced by the multiple eyes surrounding the clown.