The Arts Club presents Anosh Irani’s Buffoon this fall

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      The Arts Club Theatre Company has announced that it will present Anosh Irani's one-man show, Buffoon, at the Granville Island Stage this fall.

      Running from October 22 to December 6, it will be the first production presented at the venue since COVID-19 restrictions shuttered its doors earlier this year.

      Under director Lois Anderson, Kayvon Khoshkam and Andrew McNee will star, in alternating performances, in Irani's gut-wrenching story of love, loss, and the fate that binds us.

      “Anosh Irani is one of our most extraordinary Canadian novelists," notes Anderson in an Arts Club press release. "Every time Anosh returns to the theatre to write a play, we, the audience, encounter his wit, his vivid storytelling, his dark humour, his beautiful metaphors, and his poetic lens. He throws our gaze to the magical occurrences in everyday events...and we feel the push and pull of conflicting worlds.”

      Author and playwright Anosh Irani.
      Nirmal Shah

      Buffoon certainly has humour running through it," adds artistic director Ashlie Corcoran, "but there is also a sophistication to its language, images, and ideas that articulates a deep current of longing and need. To me, that is what is most attractive about this piece.” 

      In order to aid in physical distancing, only 50 in-person tickets are available for every performance, but patrons can also purchase tickets to digital streams. For more info and to buy tickets visit the Arts Club Theatre Company website.