For Science! (2018-)

A study in comedy.

Bill Nye the Science Guy meets Blue Man Group in an absurd investigation of instant gratification and celebration of the scientific method.

The Professor and her Lab Assistant need YOU for their research. Without words, they seamlessly guide members of the audience through a series increasing complicated challenges. It begins with ringing a simple desk bell, includes a Nerf gun shootout, and ends in a spectacular musical finale.

Incorporating projections and some truly terrible science puns, For Science! appeals to the nerd in all of us, and sparks the utter joy of losing ourselves to curiosity.

Created & performed by Christine Lesiak & Ian Walker
Directing consultant: Deanna Fleysher
Software designer: Adrian MacKenzie
Video design: Navras Kamal
Music consultants: Chase Padgett & Leif Ingebrigtsen
Performance consultant: Jan Henderson

Runtime: Approximately 50 min.

2020 & 21 tour dates CANCELLED due to COVID-19

reviews & awards.

OFFICIAL HOLDOVER – 2018 Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival.

SOLD OUT PERFORMANCES – 2018 & 2019 Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival.

OFFICIAL SELECTION – 2019 Beakerhead Festival, Calgary, AB

CRITIC’S PICK – 2019 CBC Manitoba’s Joff Schmidt

CRITIC’S PICK – 2019 Edmonton Journal, “a not-to-be-missed treat” Liane Faulder

5 STARS – “No words, but lots of action. All in the name of science.” – Edmonton Journal 2018

5 STARS – “the only sounds around you [are] the shrieks of laughter from your fellow playgoers… this was, in a word, excellent.” – Vue Magazine @ edmontonfringe.ca

“This show is so easy to love, so vibrant and witty and unifying…it’s an absolute joy to witness” – I Don’t Get It Podcast, 2019

4.5 STARS – “The pair create a safe and welcoming bubble that has patrons clamouring to take part… It’s the most tender and engaging piece of work you will see this Fringe.” – Edmonton Journal 2019, Liane Faulder

“With great comedic timing from Lesiak and Walker… For Science! is a blast from start to finish.” – Beer Tent Reviews Magazine, Jean-Paul Fournier

5 STARS – “Here’s a show that demonstrates the versatility and impressiveness that clowning and other physical theatre shows bring to the table. Plus it’s just flat out FUN!” – FRINGE to FRINGE, Chris Wesselman 2019

“There’s pretty big fun in this big science… Lesiak – who is not only a winning clown but an actual physicist – has enlivened the scientific method considerably.” – 12thnight.ca

4 STARS – “fabulously funny…a fringe fest favourite” – Winnipeg Free Press

4 STARS – “utterly charming… gem of a show” – CBC Winnipeg

Co-presented by Toy Guns Dance Theatre.

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