A 2012 Residency at Ars Nova Theater produced “All or Nothing”- set in the back alley of a fancy theater with a magical “talking” marquee sign that commented on all of the action. The show opened with two nooses hanging from the ceiling to the sound of “Pagliacci”, and two clowns who can’t even hang themselves successfully. After their botched suicide attempt, they try piece together the events of the past that lead to their biggest fans stealing their act and replacing them in their own show! The struggling stars attempt to get work such busking with a hot dog opera and hold “casting couch” audition for a man who turns out NOT to be the director of the show out before deciding to murder their enemies in a comedic alley brawl (with their foes played by half and half puppets). With blood on their hands, the remorse from their crime drives them apart - they split up the act - each searching their souls for the meaning of life. Of course, they realize they can’t make it without eachother, and reunite to a rousing rendtition of “Cry Me A River,” - bringing the old act into the spotlight once again.