Tag Archives: Christine Lesiak

Clowning around … online: the 5th annual Play The Fool Fest goes digital

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Clowns work as well as aspirin, but twice as fast.” –Groucho Marx And for the major migraine that is COVID, it’s high time we had some. Clowns, that is. The only thing is, clowns thrive on real … Continue reading

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The fine art of foolery: the return of Play The Fool, E-Town’s “festival of clown and physical comedy”

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Foolery, sir, doth walk about the orb like the sun; it shines everywhere.” – Twelfth Night III, i. Edmonton, we are about to have an outbreak — an eruption? an infiltration? invasion? effervescence? collision? conflagration? — … Continue reading

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A legendary clown guru returns to the stage … in a box: Over Her Dead Body at Fringe Theatre Adventures

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “I’ve been spending a lot of time in a coffin lately,” says Jan Henderson cheerfully. “Talk about rubbing your nose in mortality.”  As a way to celebrate a return to the stage after 25 years, the … Continue reading

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Play the Fool sends in the clowns

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Those that are fools, let them use their talents….” — Shakespeare, Twelfth Night An outbreak of clowns is at hand in this theatre town. And, as you’ll see at Play The Fool, the “festival of clown … Continue reading

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