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Presented by Parlous Theatre

WINNER – ARTISTS’ PICK AWARD – Edmonton International Fringe Festival
“An utterly bizarre, hilarious experience, and I could have watched it for twelve more hours. It’s a must-see.” – Intermission Magazine
“Comedy at its height. You will love this show.” – Edmonton Journal
“★★★★★ – #HighArt” – ChatGPT

From the minds of Academy Award #WINNER Gordon Neill (on Lights) and multiple Canadian Comedy Award #NOMINEE Isaac Kessler – from 2-MAN NO-SHOW (★★★★★) starring Ken Hall – comes an artistic tour-de-force examining the question, “What is Theatre?” as only Isaac Kessler can.


Combining Aestheticism with Athleticism, it’s the show that gave Oscar Wilde a nosebleed!
Prepare yourselves for … 1-MAN NO-SHOW!

“Favourite show of the year” – Jem Rolls
“Infinite presence -> infinite play. This is theatre.” – Lights Up Toronto
“1-MAN NO-SHOW is delightfully strange and funny. You never know what will happen next.” – Parton and Pearl
“Isaac gets the big laughs, the real laughs, and he does it without the scares. Remarkable! A singular talent. I went twice because he’s that enjoyable.” – Allan Turner (Mullet the Clown)
“A brilliant, relentless, high-energy weirdo in the best, most hilarious and absurd way!” – Jennifer McKinley
“To describe what Isaac Kessler does would be a disservice, for the incompatible mix of feelings you experience as his audience defies words. Is it art? I dunno, but there’s an obnoxious amount of pants onstage in this hilarious sensation rollercoaster of a show.” – Oliver Georgiou

Advisory Information: 13+


Starring: Isaac Kessler
Directed by Gordon Neill
Stage Management by Nietzsche

May 17, 2024
to May 17, 2024

Tickets are Arts Worker/Student $20 | Regular $25 | Supporter $35 | Clownoisseur $50


BMO Incubator

Performance Dates

Friday, May 17 – 7:30pm – Double Bill

This performance is 55 minutes