by Small Matters Productions
Small Matters Productions - Edmonton, AB
V.6 - Tom Hendry Warehouse 
A study in comedy. The Professor (Christine Lesiak) and her Lab Assistant (Ian Walker) need YOU for their research. Bill Nye the Science Guy meets Blue Man Group in this absurd investigation of instant gratification and celebration of the scientific method.
OFFICIAL HOLDOVER & SOLD OUT runs - Edmonton Fringe
CRITIC'S PICK selections - CBC Manitoba & Edmonton Journal
5 STARS - Edmonton Journal
5 STARS - Vue Magazine
4 STARS "fabulously funny... a fringe fest favourite" - Winnipeg Free Press
4 STARS "utterly charming... gem of a show" - CBC Manitoba

Christine Lesiak, Ian Walker

Small Matters Productions

Show Info:
60 Minutes


Thu July 20 3:00 PM*
*(2 for $12)
Fri July 21 8:45 PM
Sun July 23 1:00 PM
Tue July 25 6:30 PM
Thu July 27 11:30 AM
Fri July 28 4:45 PM
Sat July 29 10:00 PM


Small Matters Productions—Tom Hendry Warehouse

This production by Small Matters production is a pretty big deal! Without giving too much away, it is a wonderful masterclass in audience participation…but never fear fellow Fringe experimenters The Professor (Christine Lesiak) and her Lab Assistant (Ian Walker) will make sure that everyone stays safe during all scientific trials.

I had seen Lesiak many Fringes ago with the production of “Fools for Love” and was not disappointed by the Edmonton/amiskwacîwâskahikan-based theatre troupe. While in line to get into the laboratory, I kept hearing many thrilled Fringers that were repeat participants in the exploration of comedy. Each experiment so is unique and truly an exceptional examination not only of comedy, but of humanity as well. Certainly, worth multiple visits to the lab as there is always more to learn.

Stephanie Natalya


Small Matters Productions—Tom Hendry Warehouse

This show is Incredible! The concept is unique and I can guarantee that you’ve never seen anything like it. Without a word, the trying- to-be professional lab professor and her eager lapdog/slave of a lab assistant present a delightful hour of fun and foolery under the pretense of demonstrating silly supposedly scientific theories. These experiments are so inventive and hysterical, I was on the edge of my seat to witness what they would dream up next.

The show will be different each time, as the experiments are run purely by eager volunteers from the audience, some who really bask in the spotlight. The thought, polish and incredibly inventive props that lead to a genius and unexpected finale performed by the unwitting volunteers will have you remembering this show for the rest of your life. A perfect Fringe show and in my top two this year.

Plenty of room in this Huge venue. Treat yourself!

Lisa Campbell

Small Matters Productions

FOR SCIENCE!—Tom Hendry Warehouse

The Professor and her Lab Assistant are back for the first time since 2019, and they need YOU for their research. Brace yourself for some seriously silly scientific shenanigans.

Mean critical score: 4.7 stars

“a not-to-be-missed treat…” – The Edmonton Journal

Join them in the Lab (a.k.a. Venue 6 Tom Hendry Warehouse) for a hilarious and absurd investigation of instant gratification.