Festival Welcome & Opening
Join us on the Play the Fool Festival outdoor patio at the Backstage Theatre for shenanigans, the magic of Jay Flair, and of course a toast to welcome our awesome artists! Then stick around for the 8 pm opening of 2-MAN NO-SHOW.
Our festival gathers in Amiskwaciwâskahikan, known colonially as Edmonton, Alberta. This land is the traditional territory of many Indigenous People, the First Nations of Treaty 6, and the Metis of Region 4. This land has thousands of years of history; it was land that was fought over, land that gives back, land that continues to hold the spirit, strength, love, stories, and traditions of First Nations Peoples.In the spirit of the treaty and its oral agreements we acknowledge that we all benefit from this land and it is our duty as treaty people to nourish and respect it.