The Arts Club Theatre Company re-opens the Granville Island Stage with Vancouver-based playwright Anosh Irani’s Buffoon, the first production presented at the venue since it went dark earlier this year due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The second in the Arts Club’s fall theatre trio, Buffoon is a tragicomic solo show set in the mind of a circus clown named Felix who relates his life as a boy born into circus life and eventually finds his place under the big top.

Led by stars Kayvon Khoshkam and Andrew McNee, who play multiple characters, Buffoon features two rotating casts and crews using the company’s “bubble method,” where each performs seven times a week and rehearse in separate halls.

Kayvon Khoshkam in the Arts Club Theatre Company production of Buffoon. Photo by Sarah McNeil.
Kayvon Khoshkam in the Arts Club Theatre Company production of Buffoon. Photo by Sarah McNeil.

But while the cast and crews may be split, one common connection between the two is Buffoon‘s award-winning lighting designer Itai Erdal.

In this Zoom interview, Vancouver Presents contributor David C Jones speaks with Erdal to find out more about Buffoon and designing for the show.

Buffoon continues at the Granville Island Stage (1585 Johnston St, Vancouver) or via on-demand livestream until December 6. Visit artsclub.com for tickets and information.