Hit That Jive Productions

A Non-Profit Arts Organization

Promoting Social Dancing, Performance, and Theatre

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Play The Fool Festival 2017

Play The Fool is Edmonton's festival of comedy, clown and curious characters! Physical performers from France, California, India, and even Edmonton bring their playful explorations of truth, beauty and meaning to the stage. 



Hushabye (Sizzle & Spark, Calgary & Montreal)
- Written and performed by: Jed Tomlinson & Jacqueline Russell, directed by: Michael Kennard

A Basquette Quese (France & California)
- Performed by: Iman Lizarazu, written by: Julie Goell & Iman Lizarazu, directed by: Avner the Eccentric & Julie Goell

Mysterious Magical Brandishers of Magic! (International Collective)
- Written and performed by Monkey Do!: Pratik Motwani (India), James Peck (UK) and Sarah Peters (USA)

DOUBLE-BILL (60 mins)

Chris & Travis (Vancouver) 
- Written and performed by: Chris Ross and Travis Bernhardt
The Great Balanzo! (Montreal & Edmonton)
- Written and performed by: Aytahn Ross

Short works from some of Edmonton’s brightest new clown & physical comedy artists.

Alternative Science
- Written by Dustin Allen & Dezi DeHaan, performed by Dustin Allen

Mar and Briefcase in Office
- Written and performed by Carmen Nieuwenhuis & Jessy Ardern

The Closet of Olfactory Sorrow and Great Fanny Anguish
- Written and performed by Megan Verbeek, directed by Adam Keefe

Unedited Footage a Ghost
- Written and performed by: Connor Suart and Alex Cherovsky

A Perturbed Pallet of Pickled Pickings - Stardust Undertakers
- Written and performed by: Laura Rezko and Demmi Dupri

And How Do You Feel About That - Innocent Operations,
-Written and performed by Alex Dawkins and Jake Tkaczyk, directed by Michael Kennard, stage managed by Louise Mallory


FREE Opening Night Cabaret
- Festival sampler pack

E-Town Cabaret
- A variety spectacular brought to you by Edmonton’s Fool Spectrum Theatre.

The Rookie Cabaret
- Play the Fool’s emerging artist showcase


Ticket and Festival Pass information available on the website, playthefool.ca

Earlier Event: September 29
Edmonton Clown Festival
Later Event: January 23
Physical Comedy Lab

Hit That Jive Productions is supported by the Edmonton Arts Council and the City of Edmonton. 

Hit That Jive Productions is also supported by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and the Government of Alberta.