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TOP 5 CRITICS PICK – Ottawa Citizen

“A very accomplished and entertaining piece of physical/clown theatre. Highly recommended.” -Jerry Wasserman (Theatre Writer,

“A rewarding one-man show that’s at once funny, poignant and life-affirming.” -Patrick Langston (Theatre Writer, Ottawa Citizen)

* Nominated for 2 Prix Rideau Awards*

Outstanding New Creation

Outstanding Fringe Show

A solo comedy show performed in any language 

A man waits with his trunk for a train that never stops.
The weather gets bad.


Each night, the solo performer learns the language of the audience in order to communicate with them. Inspired by classic clowns like Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, the bleakly comic ambiance of Samuel Beckett and the visual palette of 20th century immigration. Inclement Weather is a comic and charming exploration of waiting, communication, “here” versus “there” and the beauty in between. Can be performed in any language.

Created by Nicolas Di Gaetano and Emily Pearlman
Performed by Nicolas Di Gaetano
Directed by Catriona Leger

Production History

Inclement Weather premiered at the Ottawa Fringe in 2009, and has since toured to schools and festivals in tandem with workshops on clown and bouffon.

Revolutions International Theatre Festival, Albuequerque, NM, 2010

Wakefest, Wakefield QC, 2009

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 2009

Ottawa Fringe Festival, 2009