Sept. 28 - Oct.1, 2017
Play the Fool is Edmonton’s festival of clown-theatre and physical comedy (formerly The Edmonton Clown Festival). Held each fall at the beautiful L’Unithéâtre, we bring together seasoned and emerging local, national, and international clown and physical theatre artists for four days of performances that embrace risk, exploration, and play. The Play the Fool Festival presents all styles of clowning and physical comedy – red nose, mask, dance comedy, bouffon, character pieces, comedy burlesque, acrobatics, slapstick, puppetry, and those that resist classification.
Applications for the 2017 festival are now closed.
This year's festival line-up will be announced in April along with information on how to apply to perform in the festival cabarets.
The inaugural 2016 festival featured performances by Deanna Fleysher (Butt Kapinski), Michael Kennard (Mump & Smoot), Amelia Van Brunt, Adam Keefe, Christine Lesiak, Allan Turner (Mullet), and over a dozen other professional and emerging performers.
View last year's festival program here.