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Awwright! Hanging with the guy who can walk on water, and other lessons at the Play The Fool Fest

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca So, how was your Monday? Me? I went to a festival (online) and met Jesus. It was a learning experience. “The man who can walk on water,” as billed (for, like, forever), turned out to be … Continue reading

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Sending in the clowns (online): Play The Fool Fest is back

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Clowns: it takes all kinds. And we have the festival to prove it. At Play the Fool, returning Thursday (online again) for a sixth annual edition, you’ll meet “the world’s first German Nihilist life coach,” for … Continue reading

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Got a couple of minutes? catch a film at the Play The Fool International Short (very short) Film Festival

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Psst.… Wanna have fun, fast, on a blowy pandemic Sunday? I went to an international film festival this morning. And I saw all 12 jury selections, in their entirety, before my second coffee. Surely the world’s … Continue reading

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The Situation We Find Ourselves In, and other theatrical possibilities for your weekend

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca And for your cold winter weekend … theatre to the rescue. Yes, there are plays, two-minute films, a new book club — all online, from Punctuate! Theatre, Northern Light, Theatre Network, Play The Fool Festival, Catalyst.  … Continue reading

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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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