An ambitious plan to mount a spectacular musical about world history falls apart, leaving one man to pick up the pieces and soldier on. Mark Shyzer returns to the  Fringe with a solo musical comedy about failure, betrayal, dedication, and Genghis Kahn’s mom.

Awarded Outstanding Solo Performance at the Ottawa Fringe Festial and named an Outstanding Performance by Now Magazine.

★★★★1/2 -Torontoist
★★★★ – Now Magazine
★★★★ – CBC Manitoba

Praise for Great Battles in History:

“It’s a touching play full of laughs, and Shyzer is a talent you won’t want to miss.”
★★★★ –CBC Manitoba

“…hilarious and unexpectedly moving.”
★★★★1/2 –Torontoist

“It’s at once one of the funniest shows of the festival… and one of the most moving.”
My Entertainment World

“There is so much to enjoy that I actually walked out of the theatre sorry it was over. In my opinion, Shyzer can consider Great Battles in History a victory.”
Mooney on Theatre, Toronto

“Great Battles is a strange and powerful lingering show and Shyzer’s potently chameleon performance is one not to be missed.”
Apartment 613, Ottawa

“This is such a masterfully understated bit of storytelling that I couldn’t take my eyes off it for fear of missing another gem.”
Visitorium, Ottawa

“Mark Shyzer’s Great Battles in History was absolutely hilarious, yet complex and multi-layered enough that I left feeling like I just saw something really special.”
Charlebois Post, Ottawa

“Whether you enjoy musicals or history or neither, this show is for you. It is for everyone. This is one of the best one-man shows I have ever seen and I cannot recommend it enough.”
New Ottawa Critics, Ottawa