Send in the clowns
All the world loves a clown, and that will be quite evident at this year’s edition of the Montreal Clown Festival, which will pitch its tent at the MainLine Theatre, 3997 St. Laurent Boulevard, from September 13 to 17.
Around 15 professional and emerging artists from the clown world who originate from Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and New Zealand will converge upon the MainLine to entertain audiences in a series of clown-related shows for all ages, as well as an artist talk, a balloon workshop, a clown exhibition, and several free special events, including an opening gala and a grand imbecile contest.
Some of the shows to be featured at the clown festival include “Hushabye: A Doomsday Comedy” with Sizzle & Spark;“Time and Joe present … Joe and Tim”;“Joe the Perfect Man”; “Cul de Sac”; and the duo of Juan upon at time & I Heart Boomer.
Tickets for the Montreal Clown Festival are $15 per show, or $65 for a five-show Megapass. For more information, go to www.mtlclownfest.com.