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Oblong and Oboe Stir the Pot

A comedy that invites you to join the revolution!

Written and Presented by the O&o Collective

The 5th Show of the Live Five 20th Season

Oblong and Oboe are royals who've been raised to really, really love tradition. But, unbeknownst to these red-nosed rule-followers, the Rabble is getting rowdy and rousing the masses.

You are invited to join the revolution in this highly interactive physical comedy that puts an innovative twist on a classic comedy form.

Pay-what-you-can Preview May 9th.

If you require ASL interpretation, please contact the box office and we will do our best to accommodate performance. 


O&o Collective

Oblong and Oboe is a red-nose clown duo dedicated to creating meaningful, socially engaged, and zany performances. We believe that clowning can speak simultaneously to society and the individual heart - and be a whole lot of fun in the process! The red nose isn’t just for kids - it’s for all of us.

Our (non-clown) world is experiencing upheaval on a massive scale. The work of Oblong and Oboe speaks to that – and to the resilience and humour needed to survive, rebuild, and (most importantly) reimagine. Oblong and Oboe have performed at events in Saskatchewan and Ontario as well as at the Play the Fool Festival in Edmonton.


Cast & Creative Team

Oblong Charlie Peters (ze/hir/hirs)

Oboe Jalisa Gonie (she/they)

The Rabble Ashleigh Hicks (they/them)

Director Johanna Arnott (she/her)

Dramaturge Jacqueline Russell (she/her)

Sound Designer Amanda Trapp (she/they)

Design Collaborator/Rehearsal Stage Manager Brooklynn Bitner (she/her/any)

Clown and Creation Consultants Alyssa Billingsley and John Turner


Content Flag

A content flag is our opportunity to give you a heads-up about some of the things you will encounter in the production. 

If you prefer to be surprised by the content, feel free to skip this section. Engage with the play in whatever way you wish! 

Clown is a diverse artform with many expressions. The performers in this play wear the iconic red nose and limited makeup. They will perform unmasked.  

Clowning does not have a fourth wall. Audience interaction and participation are key parts of the artform. 

Clowns embrace improvisation and spontaneity, meaning no two shows will be identical and, in a sense, anything could happen; this is a necessary element that contributes to the particular fun of this style.

The play includes some violence and depictions of class-based oppression and religious ceremonies. The clowns will eat, throw, and waste food – including near the audience. These are not presented realistically–it’s clown after all–but these human experiences and more are present in the performances. 

This is, of course, an incomplete description of the show. We hope, however, that this offers you a sense of what the show contains and how it presents it. With this in mind, please engage however is best for you. 

For more information or to discuss access needs and accommodations, please email oblongandoboe@gmail.com

Oblong and Oboe Stir the Pot

May 9, 2024 - May 19, 2024


Thursdays – Saturdays @ 7:30PM
Sundays @ 2:00PM

Single Tickets: general $30.00 / students, seniors, artists $25.00


Preview night: Thur May 9th Pay-What-You-Choose at the door or reserve at regular prices.  (Only half the tickets are available for reservation so there are always tickets available at the door on preview.  Box Office opens at 6:30pm.)

First Sunday Matinee:  buy your 2nd ticket for $15.

Purchase tickets on-line or by calling our box office at 306-249-1975 or email boxoffice@ontheboards.ca

Exchanges and other special requests?  Please call or email the BOX OFFICE to make arrangements.  (Season-Pass Holders as well please.)

Tickets purchased online will not be mailed or emailed.  They will be waiting for you at the box office for pick up before the show.


Thursday, May 16 – Mask Encouraged Performance
On Thursday, May 16 we are asking our audience members to wear masks to provide an opportunity for immunocompromised guests to see the show in a more controlled environment. Thank you for your support of this community-care initiative.

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