May Can Theatre

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“Happiness is not a fish you can catch; and unfortunately, sadness is not a finger you can cut off.”

Happiness™ is an explosive self-help seminar for anyone who’s ever wanted it all (and is willing to pay for it). Experience an HPL™ product launch including interactive displays, a bar and one hell of a party as the company’s spokespeople, James Lemon and Peter Barrell, struggle with their own relentless pursuit of happiness. This latest from May Can Theatre “takes it’s beautifully simple and twisted premise and uses it very, very well to tear open the dark heart of brainwashing scam-schemes and corporate doublespeak.” (The Visitorium, Ottawa)

“★★★★★” (CBC)
“★★★★★” (Production Ottawa)
Winners of "Outstanding Duo" and "Future of The Fringe" awards (Ottawa Fringe Festival)
4 Time Prix Rideau Award Nominees

Arts Court Theatre (2 Daly Ave.)
March 13 - 21 @ 8pm (with PWYC Matinee Saturday March 21 @ 3pm)
+ PWYC Preview March 12 @ 8pm
Tickets 20/25

For videos, the Happiness Assessment Survey and much more visit:

Jerk It: A Collection of Masturbation Stories

Concept by Tony Adams, Madeleine Boyes-Manseau & Cory Thibert 

As part of the undercurrents Festival @ Arts Court Theatre (2 Daly Ave.)

19/02/15 @ 8:15pm
20/02/15 @ 8:15pm

21/02/15 @ 2:15pm & 8:15pm 


Join in May Can's most self-indulgent project yet, reading a series of anonymously crowd-sourced first-hand accounts of jerking, diddling, flicking, rubbing, grabbing, pulling, twisting, jacking, jilling, pettingslappingsmacking

whackingtickling your privates in private (or in some cases, public). Mostly hilarious, a few of them sexy and some surprisingly touching – in the emotional sense – we promise stories of strokes for all the folks!

Have an excruciatingly glorious story of your own you want to share anonymously?

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