By Anosh Irani

October 22–December 6, 2020
Granville Island Stage
A clown finds love at the circus

Born to circus folk who prefer trapezing over parenting, Felix quickly learns to turn life’s misfortunes into jokes. His longing for family and home is piqued at the tender age of seven, when he falls for an older woman, age eight—an event that kickstarts his journey to becoming a true buffoon. A story of love, loss, and the fate that binds us, Buffoon is a gut-wrenching one-man show that expertly walks the tightrope between hilarity and heartbreak.

Running time: approx. 90 minutes (no intermission)

Kayvon Khoshkam performances
Matinees: Oct 22, 24, 25–30; Nov 1, 8–13, 15, 22–27, 29; Dec 6
Evenings: Oct 22–25; Nov 1–6, 8, 15–20, 22, 29, 30; Dec 1–4, 6

Andrew McNee performances
Matinees: Oct 31; Nov 2–7, 14, 16–21, 28, 30; Dec 1–5
Evenings: Oct 26–31; Nov 7, 9–14, 21, 23–28, Dec 5

Available with the Fall Theatre Trio Package.

  • Book with flexibility
    Book your seats to any show in our 2020 Fall Trio with the confidence that you can exchange your tickets for no fee or get a full credit/refund. Should any of these options be necessary, please email boxoffice@artsclub.com.
  • Showtimes
    Mon–Fri: 4:30 & 8 PM
    Sat & Sun: 2 & 7:30 PM
  • Watch Online
    Choose your preferred viewing option:

    Watch Live $29
    Comment in real time with fellow audience members
    Buffoon livestream only on Wed, Oct 28, 4:30 and 8 PM

    Watch Recording $19
    Start viewing within 4 weeks of purchase or release date (whichever is later); finish within 48 hours of first playback. Before first playback, you will be prompted to select the performer: Kayvon Khoshkam or Andrew McNee.
    Buffoon recorded stream Oct 29–Dec 6
  • Special Performances
    Tuesday Talkback
    November 10, 2020 – 4:30 PM
    November 10, 2020 – 8 PM

    VocalEye Described Performances
  • Show Materials
  • Seat map
  • Directions & Parking
    1585 Johnston Street
    Vancouver, BC
    V6H 3R9

    Parking Tips
  • Restaurants
    Present your same-day theatre ticket at one of our restaurant partners to receive an exclusive 15% discount on food! View full list of restaurants.

Artistic Team


  1. Kayvon Khoshkam and Andrew McNee


  1. Lois Anderson Director
  2. Amir Ofek Set Designer
  3. Christine Reimer Costume Designer
  4. Itai Erdal Lighting Designer
  5. Joelysa Pankanea Composer & Sound Designer
  6. Raugi Yu Livestream Director
  7. Adam Henderson Dialect Coach
  8. Caryn Fehr and Koh Lauren Quan Stage Managers
  9. Alexandra Lainfiesta Assistant Director
  10. Heather Barr and Victoria Snashall Apprentice Stage Managers


BUFFOON Spotify Playlist

Immerse yourself in the sounds of Buffoon and listen to the show’s Spotify Playlist! The playlist is composed of songs chosen by the cast and creative team of Buffoon.

Source: Spotify
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Short History of the Circus

Felix’s story is set firmly in the world of the circus. Learn about the global evolution of the circus from equestrian exhibitions to travelling big top extravaganzas on circopedia.org

Source: Circopedia.org
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About the Playwright

Anosh Irani has a long history with the Arts Club, though his career expands far beyond our stages. He also has a beautiful website where you can explore all his plays, novels, interviews, and more.

Source: Anosh Irani
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