Where Can I Find The Fools?
Some have claimed to have found fools in their workplace. There have also been many sightings around Parliament Hill. But A Company of Fools can be seen performing their annual summer Torchlight Shakespeare productions in Ottawa City Parks.
When it’s snowing, the Fools move things indoors and perform at theatres such as The Gladstone or at the National Arts Centre’s Fourth Stage.
To find Fools performing near you, be sure to check out the calendar/shows/events section of this website. If you’d like to contact us directly, you can reach us at:
Do You Only Do Shakespeare?
We do full length productions of Shakespeare’s plays with a special Fools twist – adding elements of bouffon, commedia dell’arte, improvisation, slapstick, mask, puppetry etc.
We also create original works that are inspired by Shakespeare. For instance – our production “Midwinter’s Dream Tale” (2009) was a combination of “Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “Winter’s Tale” featuring two clown characters.
Why Don’t You Do Works by Other Playwrights?
We work with the plays of the world’s greatest dead English playwright – so in other words, we take the best and leave the rest! However, we have occasionally made forays into the works of others, including Chekov and Bernini. We also create our own work – always channeling the spirit of good ol’ WS, of course!
Where Can I Buy Tickets?
Please check out the information on each individual show/ event for more information on how to purchase tickets.
Do You Ever Do Shakespeare Seriously?
We never do anything seriously.
Can I or My Son or Daughter be in Your Plays?
Not unless you, your son or daughter are/is a professional performing artist. That’s right, we make this look easy but we are all trained professionals – so don’t try any of this at home kids. In the meantime, please keep an eye out on our website for audition notices and workshop or professional development opportunities.
Is There Some Other Way That I Too Can Become a Fool?
Yes! The best way to get involved with a Company of Fools is to come out and let us entertain you! If you have been so entertained that you would like to get even MORE involved with the Company of Fools, here are some options for you…
* Donation / Sponsorship
* Buy the Fools / Fool-o-grams
Is There Any Way I Can Have Fools in My Home/Office?
Yes! If there aren’t enough fools where you live or work, we can fix that little problem for you:
The Fools are available for all your entertainment needs! Whether it be performing one of our shows, providing roving character animation for your festival or event, delivering a sonnet to a loved one, or providing you with a show in your very own living room, the Fools can and will perform anywhere at anytime!
Fools in Schools
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