With his one-hander Daughter at the SummerWorks Performance Festival (running to Aug. 14), the master clown Adam Lazarus explores in true bouffon style the stories that expose and laugh at the hypocrisies of the human experience. Prepping for the show, Lazarus listened to the playlist of his own daughter, who insisted they drink lemonade while listening to Beyoncé's Lemonade. Lazarus complied because, while he's a clown, he's not stupid. Here's what else he's drinking up these days.
What he's watching: "Right now, it's Stranger Things on Netflix. From the first shot, it had me. I felt like I was 10 years old again, as I was in the eighties. The dialogue, the score, the design, everything is eighties perfect. Watching the show, I want to be one of those boys, join the team and help solve the mysteries of the universe."
What he recently enjoyed: "The Dale Chihuly exhibit at the ROM is a little piece of magic. I went with my family – my wife, five-year-old daughter and two-year-old son. We felt like we were on another planet. I hope to go back at least six more times."
What he's reading: "My wife just finished A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara and claims it to be one of the best books she has ever read, on par with Tolstoy's Anna Karenina and the Elena Ferrante novels. She handed me the book and said, 'Trust me on this one.' I'm 100 pages in … and loving it."
Daughter plays Aug. 12 (10:30 p.m.) and Aug. 14 (6:45p.m.), $15. Factory Theatre Studio, 125 Bathurst St., 416-320-5779 or summerworks.ca.