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The Fringe Cabaret: Back to School Special

The Fringe Festival has an addictive quality. Patrons gorge on theatre and artists riff off each others’ work. And just like the patrons, artists can’t wait for the Fringe—that’s why there’s now a series of Fringe Cabarets! Created by Fringe alumni, this variety show includes a mix of sketch, storytelling, dance, burlesque, clown, and more with different themes and artists at every performance including Jeff Leard, Sydney Hayduk, Fraz Wiest, Tristan Helgason, Andrew Bailey, Tara Travis, Jayson McDonald, Cory Thibert, Linnea Gwiazda, Valerie Cotic, David C. Jones, Natalie Watson, and more!


The Fringe Cabaret: Back to School Special
August 26, 2017

Summer is coming to a close and with September just around the corner it’s time to celebrate that special time of year.  A time filled with pencils and chalk, backpacks and spitballs, a time to reconnect with friends you haven’t seen in a while and share stories of your summer adventures.  That’s right!  It’s Fringe again!  And our esteemed faculty of Fringe artists have prepared a pre-Fringe refresher course to make sure you get the most out of your Fringe experience.  Audiences will be encouraged to challenge their skills at laughter, applause, paying attention, and socializing in the lobby. 

*We do not offer college credit.

8/26/2017 8:00 PM
The Georgia Straight Fringe-For-All

Now on a whole new day and time , join hilarious hosts Travis Bernhardt and Chris Ross in this fast and furious two-hour preview event. 40 Fringe artists will have two minutes each to present the reason why you should see their show. Have your pens and program guides ready to circle your must-see shows. With 100 shows in this year's Festival, it's going to be hard to choose!

Sorry, no passes will be accepted for admission.

Tickets available online or at the door (if we don’t sell out first!)

9/6/2017 8:00 PM
A Soldier's War
Strikes Twice Productions 
Saskatoon, Canada 
Playwright: Joshua Ramsden 
asoldierswar2017.com 
Inspired by the war-time letters written by the playwrights' grandfather, A Soldier’s War follows the journey of five Canadian soldiers during World War II—from basic training in Nova Scotia, through to D-Day and their return home. It's a story about brotherhood and friendship, honour, and the unrelenting desire to get home.  

The performance on September 7 is half-price!
 
Funny / Intense / Tear-Jerker / 75 minutes / 14+ / Coarse Language / Violent Content / Gunshots / Smoke Fog
9/7/2017 To 9/17/2017
Executing Justice

Bessie-Jean Productions 
Vancouver, Canada
Playwright: Bill Pats
A 2013 Angus Reid Poll revealed that 66% of Canadians support the return of capital punishment. April 7, 2030, 11:00pm: Daryl Kane is one hour away from being the first person executed in Canada since 1962. This is his story.

2014 Rintoul Memorial Award Winner at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival
Written and performed by Bill Pats 

“Tough as nails drama.” —Winnipeg Free Press
“Pats exhibits true, raw emotion on stage.” —Saskatoon StarPhoenix 

Intense / 60 minutes / 14+ / Coarse Language / Violent Content

9/7/2017 To 9/17/2017
How I Lost One Pound, The Musical

Lesley Carlberg 
Mississauga, Canada 
Playwright: Lesley Carlberg 
lesleycarlberg.com 
Abandoned mom and lost soul, Lesley Carlberg is always battling the muffin top. But now she has bigger problems: her kids have left home. So what is she going to be when she grows up? How I Lost One Pound, The Musical follows Lesley’s quest in this dizzying world to realize her purpose in life now, and maybe even lose a pound or two but probably not. 

“I figure, with all the laughing I did, I must’ve lost at least one pound.” —Lauren Stein, Mooney on Theatre 

The performances on September 7 and September 8 are half-price!
 
Funny / Musical / 60 minutes / 18+ / Coarse Language

Underrepresented artist: How I Lost One Pound, the Musical is written, created and performed by a woman.

9/7/2017 To 9/15/2017
SAOR

Squirrel Suit
Welland, Canada
Playwright: Carlyn Rhamey
squirrelsuit.ca
Award winning storyteller Carlyn Rhamey has been described as “awkward,” “neurotic,” “self-deprecating,” but luckily also “very charming!” Chock-full of wildly, embarrassing stories, travel mishaps, and not nearly enough haggis, SAOR is a true Celtic adventure tale unlike any other!

The performance on September 10 is half-price!

Winner: Best of Venue at the 2016 Hamilton Fringe
“Absolutely hilarious.” —My Entertainment World (Toronto)
“A fantastic physical performer.” —apt613.ca (Ottawa)
“Part Eat, Pray, Love, part Bridesmaids.” —Raise the Hammer (Hamilton)
“A total goofball.” —the Ontarion


Funny / Weird / Intimate / 60 minutes / 14+ / Sexual Content

9/7/2017 To 9/17/2017
Szeretlek: A Hungarian Love Story

The Grand Salto Theatre 
Toronto, Canada 
Playwrights: The Grand Salto Theatre 
thegrandsaltotheatre.com 
Romance blossoms in post WW2 Hungary when a school teacher from the city meets the village intellectual. The award winning Grand Salto Theatre brings this true family story to life with mask, movement, and song. 

Praise for The Grand Salto Theatre:
**** —Saskatoon StarPhoenix
“Stroke of genius ... Spur of the moment glee.” —Hoopla 

The performance on September 7 is half-price!

Warm and Fuzzy / Poetic / Intimate / 50 minutes / All Ages 

9/7/2017 To 9/17/2017
The Cañete Chroñicles

Caturro Productions 
Vancouver, Canada 
Playwright: Andy Cañete
Chilean-Canadian comedian and Fringe veteran returns for to the Vancouver Fringe for the third time with a new collection of stories from the last 20 years after returning to Canada from Chile. It picks up where his first hit show Porn & Pinochet left off. (Though you don’t need to have seen that one to understand this one). 

“He also makes you question your place in the world, something only the best comedians are capable of doing.” —Plank Magazine
“He’s charming and likeable, funny and self-deprecating.” —Mooney on Theatre 

The performance on September 7 is half-price!

Funny / Silly / 60 minutes / 14+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content

Underrepresented artist: The Cañete Chroñicles is written, performed and directed by Chilean-Canadian comedian/storyteller Andy Cañete.

9/7/2017 To 9/17/2017
Katharine Ferns is in Stitches

Katharine Ferns 
Manchester, United Kingdom
Playwright: Katharine Ferns 
katharineferns.com 
This Canadian debut of a brutally funny storytelling show from Manchester based comedian Katharine Ferns is a comedic journey about learning to laugh at the visible and invisible scars of surviving mental illness, domestic violence, and drug addiction—plus some feminism for comic relief.

“The most incredible comedy performance I’ve ever seen.” —Phil Jones (audience member as quoted on BBC Radio 2
“Observant and witty, Katharine is a modern, 21st century woman, who throws herself into life and consequently her jokes.” —TheWeeReview.com
“Salty-sweet, savagely honest, brutally funny.” —Scene Magazine 

The performance on September 7 is half-price!

Funny / Intense / Naughty / 70 minutes / 18+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content

9/7/2017 To 9/17/2017
It's A Glorious, Wonderful Life

Morrow’s Lark Theatre Company 
West Vancouver, Canada 
Playwright: Shelby Wyminga  
A delightfully dark comedy about loneliness and the longing to escape: Ethan and Gloria meet as the closing credits of It’s A Wonderful Life roll. Through a series of hilarious social blunders and moments of unexpected connection, modern day Katharine Hepburn and James Dean discover that each might have what the other needs.

Written with all the wit and spunk of Hollywood’s golden age, emerging playwright Shelby Wyminga cleverly matches the pole of timeless classics with today’s Netflix escapism to unveil the secrets we refuse to let show. 

The performance on September 7 is half-price!

Funny / Tear-Jerker / Intimate / 75 minutes / 14+ / Coarse Language

9/7/2017 To 9/17/2017
It Figures

Meadtri Theatre 
New Westminster, Canada
Playwrights: Megan Kurzeja & Chad Kamer  
What is the average lifespan of a relationship? How do you calculate love with the law of large numbers? What variables lead to the greatest success rate? Liz and Chris experiment with this and other modern relationship issues when their young marriage is put to the test.  

Intense / Intimate / 30 minutes / 14+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content


 

9/7/2017 To 9/17/2017
No Big Deal

Tomo Suru Players 
Vancouver, Canada
Playwright: Gerald Williams 
tomosuruplayers.com
A woman, her boyfriend, and the man who allegedly molested her. Funny, touching, and emotionally compelling as each person describes their experience around the event. From the writer/director of The Dance Teacher, a 2016 Fringe favourite, this story explores themes of consent, assault, education, and gazpacho and asks when is something “No Big Deal?”

The performance on September 7 is half-price!

Funny / Intense / Intimate / 60 minutes / 14+ / Coarse Language

Underrepresented artist: Gay. Emerging writer older.

9/7/2017 To 9/16/2017
Generation Hot: Waterborne - Program Blue

Seven young artists born in the era of climate change. Site-specific outdoor theatre on Granville Island.

Water. The most essential element of life. We live in a water-rich world here on the West Coast of Canada. Salt and fresh, rain and river, food and industry: water matters. What does it mean to us now?

Over five months of mentorship with Eric Rhys Miller (Co-Founder of The Only Animal), five inclusive teams of artists have collected to create original works around the theme of water. Journey with them into urgent conflicts and necessary questions. Each brings their fierce imagination and generosity of spirit forward for the audience.

Tickets are $12 per program.

PROGRAM BLUE
75 minutes / Coarse language

O Sandada 150M
Lead Artist: Douglas Ennenberg

150 million years later… the world stops—and out of the basic elements, sand and water, comes… life. Under the sun, Sandadians build beautiful castles, sing the National Sandthem, and glorify the Sandadian flag. Meanwhile, under the stars, Wateries plan their attack. On the natural/industrial stage of the grassy knoll on Granville Island, two cultures try to make peace. Fantastical. Apocalyptic. Puppets.

Twenty Feet Away
Lead Artists: Dayna Hoffmann & Sara Dunn

A site-specific theatrical adventure based on the bank of Vancouver’s False Creek. Two entrepreneurs daringly attempt to bottle themselves a new life while facing difficult ethical questions.

Brothers
Lead Artist: Sultan Owaisi

Bonds are tested, sides taken, and loyalty is questioned. Two brothers come to terms with progress and preservation while on a fishing trip.

9/7/2017 To 9/16/2017
Opening Night

Join your fellow Fringers on the first night of the Festival to celebrate 11 days of Fringe-ing! Tickets are free, come celebrate with us!

Start your Fringe with music, merriment, and complimentary food and drink!

Join us for:

After the party, go get your Fringe on by seeing a show (or two) or staying for the first night of our amazing live music series!

PLUS! We’ll be drawing the winners of the Early Bird Draw for the Get Lucky Festival Raffle! Buy your Fringe Raffle tickets before 6:00pm on September 7 to be eligible to win early bird prizes, including a 2-night stay at the Granville Island Hotel during the Festival, a month’s worth of meals from Fresh Prep, or a 2017 Kick Ass Pass! Raffle tickets are available online at VancouverFringe.com/Raffle

9/7/2017 6:00 PM
Brain Machine

Andrew Bailey 
Vancouver, Canada 
Playwright: Andrew Bailey 
baileylaughs.com 
Award winning monologist Andrew Bailey (The Adversary, Phantom Signal) proudly premieres Brain Machine. Generations of scientists create the web to bring “harmony and understanding” to humanity. Chaos ensues. Bailey attempts to escape technology by moving to a cabin in the woods. While there he accidentally creates a viral video. Chaos ensues. 

“Finally, a storyteller with something to say.” —The Edmonton Journal
“Bailey has perfected the formula for funny.” —Monday Magazine
“Bailey really is a master of the monologue.” —Culture Vulture 

The performance on September 7 is half-price!

Funny / Intellectual / Intimate / 60 minutes / 14+ / Coarse Language

9/7/2017 To 9/17/2017
SwordPlay: A Play of Swords

Sex T-Rex 
Toronto, Canada 
Playwrights: Sex T-Rex 
sextrexcomedy.com 
Chandelier-swinging, dastardly schemes and swordfights, swordfights, swordfights await as Sex T-Rex bring their signature cinematic style to the stage, dancing from The Princess Bride, to Final Fantasy, to Game of Thrones and dipping their rapier wit into all things sordid and sworded.

Winner of the 2015 Just for Laughs Best Comedy Award. 
***** “Proves that theatre is still the perfect medium for creating the impossible.” —TWISI Theatre Blog
***** “The most exhilarating show yet from the hyper-kinetic company.” —Torontoist

The performance on September 7 is half-price!

Funny / 60 minutes / 14+ / Coarse Language

9/7/2017 To 9/17/2017
Cry-Baby: The Musical

Awkward Stage Productions 
Vancouver, Canada 
Book by Mark O’Donnell & Thomas Meehan, Music by David Javerbaum & Adam Schlesinger 
awkwardstageproductions.com 
Based on the John Waters film, Cry-Baby: The Musical focuses on Baltimore teenager Allison Vernon-Williams, who is drawn across the tracks from her 1954 finishing-school background into a relationship with the orphaned Wade “Cry-Baby” Walker, the leader of a pack of rebel outcasts.

A Tony Award Nominated show by a Pick of the Fringe winning company. 

The performance on September 11 is half-price!
 
Funny / Musical / In Your Face / 90 minutes / 14+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content
    

9/7/2017 To 9/17/2017
Lovely Lady Lump

That Girl Entertainment 
Yarraville, Australia 
Playwright: Lana Schwarcz 
lanaschwarcz.com 
Listen, I’m ok. I have a pesky cancer tumour in my left jug, but I’m not dying and I’m the luckiest person in the entire world. Cause f*ck cancer, man. F*ck cancer. Jokes, truths, and poignant bits from a comic who survived breast cancer.

Winner: Most Outstanding Solo (Ottawa Fringe 2016)
Best Theatre (Dunedin Fringe 2016)
Highly Commended Theatre Award (Adelaide Fringe 2017) 
“Hilariously honest.” —Sometimes Melbourne
“Uproariously funny, devastating, heartfelt.” —the Residents
“Smart, funny, empowering ... you’ll fall in love with the unstoppable Lana Schwarcz.” —Inside Ottawa 

The performance on September 13 is half-price!

This show will be interpreted into ASL for patrons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing on Friday, September 15 at 6:45pm at Studio 1398.

Funny / Tear-Jerker / Intimate / 75 minutes / 18+ / Coarse Language / Nudity

Underrepresented artist: Written, performed, and created by wonder women.

9/7/2017 To 9/17/2017
Tightrope Talking

Sociocomic 
North Vancouver, Canada 
Playwright: Marylee Stephenson 
sociocomic.com 
• Time spent in a Berkeley slammer.
• Lane-dancing with a dealer.
• Cars and sex through the ages.
• Obituaries.
• Bus drivers.
Marylee Stephenson is upping the story ante by outsourcing the topic to the audience! You name it, she tells it through instantaneous, dynamic, suspenseful combinations of totally true well-crafted stories! No two shows can ever be the same!     

The performance on September 14 is half-price!   

Funny / Warm and Fuzzy / Intimate / LGBTQ+ / 50 minutes / 14+ / Sexual Content

Underrepresented artist: Written and performed by a 74-year-old lesbian with a Ph.D.

9/7/2017 To 9/17/2017
A David Lynch Wet Dream

Acherontia Productions
Montreal, Canada
Composer/Performer: Natasha Perry-Fagant 
A David Lynch Wet Dream is a surrealist movement piece, a solo show following a character trying to find her place within a harsh and intangible landscape. The story of leaving the clutches of naivety and grappling with the ever-changing nature of identity. Making use of projection and an encompassing sound design, the show plunges the audience into a one of a kind sensory experience.

“By treating the audience as an abstract body … Natasha made a poignant statement about the role external pressures play in the day-to-day performativity of the human body ... Natasha was able to bring me from despair to empowerment.” —Sonja Hanson, CJLO

The performance on September 7 is half-price!

Weird / Intense / Poetic / 45 minutes /  18+ / Nudity / Strobe Lights

9/7/2017 To 9/17/2017
I Am For You

Wunderdog Theatre 
Vancouver, Canada 
Playwright: Mieko Ouchi  
Lainie and Mariam have it out for each other. When they finally come to violent blows, a newly minted student teacher has an idea: by teaching the girls the art of stage combat, he can help them understand the roots and costs of violence; but when they are cast as Mercutio and Tybalt in their school play, swords, words, and egos clash. 
  
Intense / Intimate / 65 minutes / 14+

9/7/2017 To 9/17/2017
Interstellar Elder

SNAFU 
Toronto, Canada
Playwrights: Ingrid Hansen & Kathleen Greenfield 
snafudance.com/interstellar-elder 
Meet Kitt, age 96, fierce lone astronaut protecting the last of humankind. Imagine Ridley Scott’s Aliens meets Golden Girls.

From the creators of award-winning sold out shows Little Orange Man (***** —Vue Weekly, ***** —On Stage Ottawa) and Kitt & Jane (***** —On Stage Ottawa). 

“Bold physical comedy... genuine, unscripted and undeniably charming.” —Monday Magazine
“Fierce creative energy.” —Edmonton Journal
“The sort of girl director Terry Gilliam might have dreamed up.” —Calgary Herald
“Hilarious and touching... Hansen is a delightfully bratty performer.” —Montreal Gazette 

Funny / Weird / Intellectual / 75 minutes / All Ages 

 

9/7/2017 To 9/17/2017
Stupid Cupid

Liz McMullen 
London, United Kingdom 
Playwright: Liz McMullen 
lizmcmullen.com 
Ever feel confused about Love? Where to find it and keep it? Do you think you touch yourself too often? Meet Cupid in Training, as she tests the waters with her flashy new love skills: side affects may cause feelings of lust, unwelcome singing, inaccurate nostalgia, and something we call “neighbour fingers”...  

The performance on September 10 is half-price!

Funny / Naughty / Warm and Fuzzy / LGBTQ+ / 50 minutes / 18+ / Sexual Content

9/7/2017 To 9/17/2017
Embryonic

The Elegant Ladies Collective 
Vancouver, Canada 
Playwrights: The Elegant Ladies Collective
elegantladiescollective.weebly.com/about.html 
The Elegant Ladies are back for our fourth year with another interactive, site-specific, interdisciplinary theatrical cornucopia. Make a choice, make a change, make a difference—this year we are at Make, and we are challenging our audience to remake themselves, and to engage in art as social resistance through acts of creative making and mischief. 

On Peripeteia: “Go see it.” —Plank Magazine
on ESUM: “They share freely of their creativity and compassion.” —Plank Magazine
on Eidola: “It sure was something special.” —Plank Magazine 

The performance on September 11 is half-price!

Weird / Poetic / Intimate / 45 minutes / 14+ 

Underrepresented artist: The Elegant Ladies strive to be an inclusive, LGBTQ friendly, and fully accessible community that prides itself on diversity.

9/7/2017 To 9/16/2017
Habitats
Isabelle Kirouac & Nayana Fielkov 
Vancouver, Canada 
Playwrights: Isabelle Kirouac & Nayana Fielkov 
threelittlereddots.org/habitats
Accompanied by a mysterious white hare, a woman travels through time to find home in an unknown world. Habitats is a show for all ages blending physical comedy, acrobatic stilts, contemporary dance, and shadow puppetry. It is about the magic we carry with us and the ways we find stability in a world of continuous transformation.  
 
The performance on September 7 is half-price!

Funny / Family Friendly / Poetic / 45 minutes / All Ages 
9/7/2017 To 9/17/2017
Throne

BlackJacq Productions 
Vancouver, Canada 
Playwright: Chris Nash 
BlackJacq.com 
A troubled young Irish musician locks himself in a public restroom stall after receiving some devastating news. Inspired by true events. Contains mature subject matter and a bazillion f-words.  

Funny / Intense / Shocking / 30 minutes / 18+ / Coarse Language

9/7/2017 To 9/16/2017
An Arrangement of Shoes

Footnote Theatre and Tara Arts
London, UK 
Playwright: Abhishek Majumdar  
Fresh from a sell-out run in London, UK and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Footnote Theatre in association with Tara Arts presents the North American Premiere of this award-winning writing by Abhishek Majumdar.

Set in an Indian railway colony during the Gulf War, this poignant family portrait is a captivating solo tour de force about family and global history in the Age of Faith.

Commemorating 70 years of independence of Pakistan and India. 

“The truly sparkling Radhika Aggarwal drives the rich monologue.” —remotegoat
“Magnetic piece of theatre ... remarkable storytelling.” —Extra! Extra!

Funny / Intellectual / Intimate / Multicultural / 60 minutes / 14+

9/7/2017 To 9/17/2017
Chris & Travis

Chris & Travis 
Vancouver, Canada 
Playwrights: Chris Ross & Travis Bernhardt 
travisbernhardt.com 
Multiple Pick-of-the-Fringe winner Travis Bernhardt and Chris Ross scribble outside the lines of improv comedy with their high energy, hilarious, and surreal two-man show. Their extreme physicality, endearingly strange characters, and commitment to entertain by any means necessary have surprised and delighted audiences across Canada. 

“You’ve never seen an improv show like this before.” —Saskatoon StarPhoenix
Selected for the 2017 Paper Street Improv Festival
Selected for the 2015 and 2016 Vancouver International Improv Festival 

The performance on September 8 is half-price!

Funny / Silly / Weird / 45 minutes / All Ages 

9/7/2017 To 9/17/2017
SAVVIE at the Fringe Bar

Savannah Leigh Wellman is the unstoppable force behind SAVVIE. She lives and breathes music, working tirelessly on and off stage to build up Vancouver’s music scene. Expect expertly crafted melodies and big, head-nodding choruses. 

savviemusic.com

Please note: this is not a ticketed event. Come on down to the Big Rock Brewery Fringe Bar, located at 1363 Railspur Alley on Granville Island to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!

9/7/2017 8:00 PM
Generation Hot: Waterborne - Program Green

Seven young artists born in the era of climate change. Site-specific outdoor theatre on Granville Island.

Water. The most essential element of life. We live in a water-rich world here on the West Coast of Canada. Salt and fresh, rain and river, food and industry: water matters. What does it mean to us now?

Over five months of mentorship with Eric Rhys Miller (Co-Founder of The Only Animal), five inclusive teams of artists have collected to create original works around the theme of water. Journey with them into urgent conflicts and necessary questions. Each brings their fierce imagination and generosity of spirit forward for the audience.

Tickets are $12 per program.

PROGRAM GREEN
100 minutes

Wyspa
Lead Artists: Kanon Hewitt & Julia Siedlanowka

A group of youth stranded on an urchin-infested island guide the audience through a magic-infused ceremony and explore their world views that have turned them into survivors. Part documentary/verbatim script driven by youth aged 5-16.

CITLALI: A fantastic tale about water by a Mexican poet
Lead Artist: Brenda Muñoz

A mythological tale about the origins of Mexico and the journey of a demigoddess on a search for water.

9/7/2017 To 9/16/2017
Gigantic Lying Mouth

Rhyming Optional Productions 
Glasgow, UK
Playwright: Kevin P. Gilday 
kevinpgilday.co.uk 
Kevin P. Gilday is an award winning spoken word artist from Glasgow, Scotland. Unfortunately, he is also dead. After perishing in a tragic yoga accident, Kevin finds himself trapped in the afterlife—only to find things are a little different on the other side.

A reflexive solo performance combining contemporary spoken word with drama and comedy. 

“This was something special. There is a quiet, unusual talent burgeoning here ... go and witness it for yourself.” —Ed Fringe Review
“A powerhouse poet at the top of his game.” —Lingo Festival 

The performance on September 7 is half-price!

Funny / Weird / Poetic / 60 minutes / 18+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content

 

9/7/2017 To 9/17/2017
7 Ways to Die, a love story

K.I.A. Productions 
Vancouver, Canada 
Playwrights: Keltie & Alexander Forsyth 
kiaproductions.com 
Rachel and Irving live in the same building, on the same floor, right across the hall. Still, they are strangers. Then one day, everything changes. A romantic comedy about suicide, 7 Ways to Die, a love story explores the isolation and absurdity of modern life, all the while in full mask without a single line of dialogue. 

“The acting is amazing ... An enjoyable show with an incredible cast.” —Edmonton Sun
“Heartwarming and funny!” —UMFM Winnipeg
“A very charming show... comedically morbid!” —The Buzz Revue

The performance on September 7 is half-price!

Funny / Silly / Weird / 60 minutes / 14+ / Sexual Content / Violent Content / Gunshots

9/7/2017 To 9/17/2017
The Adventures of Rocketman and Beano

Blue Eyes Brown Eyes 
Seattle, USA 
Playwrights: Christine Longé & Tom Spangenberg 
christinelonge.com 
Holy comic books, Beano! Watch as Maggie and Stuart reenact the “original” superhero saga with song, dance, and epic mishaps. Think Lucy and Desi doing Batman and Robin with a dash of Shakespeare. Cheer on and laugh at these superheroes (super-idiots?) in their quest to avenge injustice! 

Reviews of previous show, The Two-Step:
“National treasures ... Don’t miss the opportunity to see this show, or any other show featuring Ms. Longé.” —AXS.com
**** “Impossible to dislike.” —CBC Manitoba

The performance on September 7 is half-price!

Funny / Silly / Musical / 75 minutes / 14+

9/7/2017 To 9/17/2017
Adult Company

4am Theatre 
Duncan, Canada 
Playwrights: Jessica Schacht & Sam Young  
We’re always waiting for 4:00am—that magical time when the best memories are supposed to find us—if we can only endure the journey. Two couples come together one rainy spring evening to see if their friendships will survive the wait.

Co-written with the author 2014 Fringe show, Thus, I Curse Love!  

The performance on September 9 is half-price!

Intense / Intellectual / Intimate / 75 minutes / 18+ / Coarse Language

9/7/2017 To 9/16/2017
A Night at the Rose Coloured Discotheque

Buy Me Dinner First Productions 
Vancouver, Canada 
Playwrights: Dylan Archambault & Arggy Jenati  
Club kids Toasty and Jorge spend their night at the local rave. They’re regulars at the joint, drinks are cheap, friendships are still intact, and it’s most likely only Tylenol Extra Strength they found in the bottom of her purse but, the night is still young. A satire about independent culture, trying to find love, or trying to find a job in 2017. 

Written by comedy duo Dylan Archambault and Arggy Jenati who have worked for CBC Comedy and at The Groundlings Theatre and School. Contains mild profanity and nudity, maybe, depending on the night! Dance. Drink. Repeat! 

The performance on September 9 is half-price!

Funny / Naughty / 75 minutes / 18+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content / Nudity

9/7/2017 To 9/17/2017
Fifty Shades of Dave

Happysad Theatre 
Vancouver, Canada
Playwrights: Kyle Carpenter & Nico Dicecco 
happysad.ca 
A loving tribute and erotic parody of The Vinyl Cafe. Fifty Shades of Dave thrusts Dave and Morley into situations you’ve never heard on the CBC. All the warmth and wit of Stuart McLean’s beloved stories with a sexy twist. If you thought Dave couldn’t truss a turkey... 

The performance on September 9 is half-price!

Funny / Naughty / Warm and Fuzzy / 60 minutes / 18+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content

9/7/2017 To 9/17/2017
Bombay Black by Anosh Irani

Raghupriya Society 
Burnaby, Canada
Playwright: Anosh Irani  
The lives of an Indian exotic dancer and her embittered mother are altered when a blind stranger visits them. Poetic, mythic, and brave, Anosh Irani’s 2006 multiple Dora Award-winning Bombay Black is a searing play set in the bitter reality of India. Funny, violent, humane, and directed by Mumbai-born, Fringe award winning producer Rohit Chokhani.

Rohit Chokhani’s prior Fringe award-winning production work in different capacities includes: Siddhartha:  A Journey Home, winner of the Talk of the Fringe Award, and Mrs. Singh and Me, winner of the Pick of the Fringe Award. 

Funny / Poetic / Multicultural / 100 minutes / 14+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content / Violent Content / Smoke Fog

Underrepresented artist: Performed by culturally diverse actors - this production engages with the members of the blind community and the South Asian community and will take you on a journey into their world.

9/7/2017 To 9/16/2017
Blue River Blues

Jim Sands Presents 
Vancouver, Canada
Playwright: Jim Sands 
jim-sands.ca 
A one-person storytelling memoir about life as a Snowmobile Tour Guide at the Athabasca Glacier in 1979. Jim Sands (Charlie: A Hockey Story, The Shakuhachi Quest, and Dating für Dumb Heads) uses stories, songs, and images to tell an intricate tale of glaciers, gorbies, and grand theft auto told against the glorious spectacle of the Rocky Mountains. 

“A gregarious and engaging storyteller.” —Stephen Hunt, Calgary Herald
“Quickly drew me under his spell.” —Donna G., The More the Merrier (Toronto)
“You are in for a treat.” —Jason Broadfoot, Plank Magazine 

The performance on September 7 is half-price!

Musical / Poetic / 60 minutes / 14+ 

9/7/2017 To 9/16/2017
Teaching Shakespeare

Doctor Keir Co. 
Montreal, Canada 
Playwright: Keir Cutler 
keircutler.com
The multi-award-winning parody of a college Shakespeare class and portrait of a frustrated actor turned frustrated professor returns to the Vancouver Fringe. Over 200 performances across Canada and the US.

“Hilarious example of how not to conduct a class.” —Toronto Sun
“Gloriously funny!” —Orlando Sentinel
“I’d give it an ‘A.’” —Backstage (New York) 
Teaching Shakespeare is playing to sold out houses for a good reason. It’s a very funny, witty, well-acted show. I loved it.” —Mooney on Theatre

Funny / Intense / Intellectual / 60 minutes / 14+

9/7/2017 To 9/17/2017
Wooden Horsemen at the Fringe Bar

Fringe favourites return to make sure the Festival starts out on the right foot. This hard-hitting, seven-piece band seamlessly fuses elements of raw blues, soul, and rock while incorporating a Latin and African inspired rhythmic approach.

www.woodenhorsemen.com

Please note: this is not a ticketed event. Come on down to the Big Rock Brewery Fringe Bar, located at 1363 Railspur Alley on Granville Island to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!

9/7/2017 9:00 PM
Sechs

DMQ Productions
Vancouver, Canada
Playwright: Devon Simmons MacKinlay
Sechs (zekhs) follows six characters whose different beliefs about intimacy and relationships clash in bars and bedrooms as they try to navigate modern dating.

This is the World Premiere of the Canadian Sechs.

Funny / Intimate /  Musical / 75 minutes / 14+ / Coarse Language / Mature Content / Sexual Content

9/7/2017 To 9/17/2017
Almost a Stepmom

Standing Room Only Theatre 
Vancouver, Canada 
Playwright: Keara Barnes 
kearabarnes.com 
Based on a true story. Keara moved to Ireland. She fell in love. Then she became a stepmom... almost. A darkly comic tale about the ups and downs of becoming a stepmother.

This award winning show has toured to critical acclaim throughout Western Canada, most recently completing a sold out run at the Vancouver CelticFest.

“Barnes has a stage presence like none I have ever seen ... If this show isn’t already on your Fringe list, make room for it.” —The Marble Theatre Review
“A show that you don’t want to miss.” —James Hutchison, Playwright
“Terrifically engaging.” —Jo Ledingham Theatre Reviews 

Funny / Tear-Jerker / Intimate / 55 minutes / 14+ / Coarse Language

Underrepresented artist: Performed by local female playwright Keara Barnes.

9/7/2017 To 9/17/2017
DJ Maximum Klause at the Fringe Bar

All vinyl, all night, with DJ Maximum Klause. Soul, funk, Afrobeat, synth, jazz, ‘90s hip hop, and more!

Please note: this is not a ticketed event. Come on down to the Big Rock Brewery Fringe Bar, located at 1363 Railspur Alley on Granville Island to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!

9/7/2017 10:00 PM
Periscope

Nutmeg Creations 
Vancouver, Canada
Playwright: Megan Phillips 
meganphillips.com 
Megan was in her Happy Ever After. She amended her behaviour with deep personal work and a new meditation practice—and miracles happened! And then the miracles ended. And when her problems returned, so did her loneliness. So one night, she decided to find a shortcut back to happiness... in a pill. This is the story of that night. 

About the creator:
“An artistic achievement.” —Vue Weekly
“Funny and honest ... A light-hearted, critical look at a contemporary topic.” —CBC
NNNN “Clever ... talented and energetic.” —NOW Magazine 

Intimate / 60 minutes / Coarse Language

9/7/2017 To 9/16/2017
Gutenberg: The Musical!

Chris Adams presents 
Vancouver, Canada 
Playwrights: Scott Brown & Anthony King 
gutenbergthemusical.ca
In this whirlwind 90-minute musical comedy, Chris Adams and Erik Gow play over 30 characters in this two-man spoof. A pair of aspiring playwrights perform a backers’ audition for their new project—a big, splashy musical about printing press inventor Johann Gutenberg. Too bad their musical is terrible. Directed by Chris McGregor. 

“A smashing success ... superb comic writers.” —The New York Times
“Zany! zany! zany! ... One hell of a goofy evening!” —Variety
“Hilarious and immensely satisfying ... Delicious comic successes.” —Village Voice

The performance on September 7 is half-price!


Funny / Silly / Musical / 90 minutes / 14+ / Coarse Language

 

9/7/2017 To 9/17/2017
Acceleration

Sugarworks 
Vancouver, Canada 
Playwright: Caroline Sniatynski 
sugarworkstheatre.com 
It’s 2012. The world’s top physicists are searching for the elusive Higgs boson particle, and it’s been a year since Elise’s sister disappeared. Desperate to forget, Elise wraps herself up in the search for the Higgs. But what we’re looking for isn’t always what we find. A moving exploration of how we cope with a world that doesn’t make sense.  

The performance on September 13 is half-price!

Intimate / 60 minutes / 14+

9/8/2017 To 9/16/2017
Blood Countess

Prairie Fire 
Regina, Canada
Playwright: Sharon Nowlan  
Guinness World Records describes Elizabeth Bathory as the world’s most prolific murderess. Did this 16th century Countess kill over 600 girls to satisfy unquenchable bloodlust? Or was “Countess Dracula” the victim of a well-planned conspiracy? Meet this infamous character and decide for yourself.  

Intense / Intimate / Shocking / 60 minutes / 18+ / Violent Content

 

9/8/2017 To 9/16/2017
Bouncers

DSR Productions/RibbitRePublic 
Vancouver, Canada 
Playwright: John Godber 
dsrproductions.com 
This hilarious play takes place in a provincial discotheque in the 1980s. Four tuxedoed male bouncers (who also “become” a variety of other characters) perform at a nonstop pace, from one irreverent bit of action and impersonation to another with virtuosic ease. Explosively funny and devastatingly satiric.

The performance on September 8 is half-price!
 
Funny / Silly / In Your Face / 75 minutes / 14+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content / Violent Content / Strobe Lights / Smoke Fog

 

 

 

9/8/2017 To 9/16/2017
Distractingly Sexy

Nebula Company Theatre 
Vancouver, Canada 
Playwright: Mily Mumford 
nebulacompanytheatre.com 
Join real life scientist (and writer) Mily Mumford for an interactive ultra-funny, quite-wild, pretty-darn-sexy history of how women in science have been f*$%ed over for centuries.

Directed by Cheyenne Mabberley of The After After Party (Pick of the Fringe, Vancouver 2016)!

Funny / Weird / Intellectual / 60 minutes / 14+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content / Strobe Lights / Smoke Fog

Underrepresented artist: Written and performed by a queer woman in science.

9/8/2017 To 9/16/2017
Help! I'm American

DK Reinemer 
Los Angeles, USA 
Playwright: DK Reinemer 
dkreinemer.com 
Los Angeles comedian DK Reinemer presents his only-slightly-political one-man sketch comedy show from America, and that’s okay! Right? Everything is just fine. DK’s credits include: I’m This Many: A future past comedy (2013 Winnipeg Fringe), The DK and Morgan Show (Vancouver Fringe, SF SketchFest), 100% Stuff (Austin SketchFest); as well as Chicago, Seattle, and Vancouver International Improv Festivals. More info at dkreinemer.com.  

The performance on September 8 is half-price!

Funny / Silly / Weird / 60 minutes / 14+ / Coarse Language

9/8/2017 To 9/17/2017
Hyena Subpoena

Cat Kidd 
Montreal, Canada
Playwright: Cat Kidd 
catkidd.com 
Mona Morse travels through South Africa and through time. A multimedia meditation on predator and prey, and the creatures within. Hyena Subpoena has earned prize nominations with the League of Canadian Poets, Quebec Writers’ Federation, and Expozine. A love letter to all those who, like the hyena, defy easy categorization. 

“A riveting storyteller. ”—The Straits Times (Singapore)
“One of Canada’s most talented wordsmiths.” —Broken Pencil
“...a rollercoaster. Catharsis will come. Scream now, exhale at the end.” —LitLive.ca 

Poetic / Intellectual / Intimate / 55 minutes / 14+

9/8/2017 To 9/16/2017
Multiple Organism

Mind of a Snail Puppet Co. 
Vancouver, Canada 
Playwrights: Mind of a Snail Puppet Co. 
mindofasnail.org 
Mind of a Snail’s risquést show yet! A gender and genre bending surrealist comedy for adults: live projections, puppetry, and an original musical score. Use your invagination! Another large scale shadow theatre performance from the award-winning creators of Curious Contagious (2016), Caws & Effect (2014), and Against Gravity (2013): 

***** “Delightful, innovative, and beautiful.” —Winnipeg Free Press
***** “Pushing the boundaries—not only of what stories we tell, but also the ways in which we tell them.” —Vue Weekly 

The performance on September 8 is half-price!

Funny / Weird / Shocking / 60 minutes / 18+ / Nudity

9/8/2017 To 9/17/2017
Alternate Endings

Bringing Down The House Productions 
Vancouver, Canada 
Playwright: Danielle Braund  
daniellebraund.com
What happened to those happy endings you binge watched on your parent’s TV? In this one-woman memoir/parody/cabaret, Danielle (full-body) tackles love in all the wrong places, misplacing careers and car keys, while realizing she won’t self-actualize her inner-Beyoncé. If hurtling towards an imminent ending isn’t simple, at least it’s entertaining.  

The performance on September 10 is half-price!

Funny / Musical / 50 minutes / 14+ / Coarse Language

Underrepresented artist: Female writer/performer

9/8/2017 To 9/17/2017
Draining the Swamp

Curious Creations Theatre 
North Vancouver, Canada
Book and Lyrics: Dawn Moore and Desmond Price
Music: Kevin Michael Cripps
www.curiouscreationstheatre.ca
Curious Creations, the company that brought you last year’s Fringe hit, Waiting for Garbo, gets curious again—this time about He Who Shall Not be Named. This musical takes a comedic jab at the privileged few who hold your wealth in their hands. Comic mayhem ensues when The Boss fires his apprentice, shoots his driver, and gets arrested for murder. 

Here is what Entertainment Vancouver.com said about our previous play "funny, irreverent, poignant, whimsical, clever and thought provoking....superb performances".  

The performance on September 8 is half-price!

Funny / Musical / Intellectual / 70 minutes / 14+ / Gunshots

9/8/2017 To 9/17/2017
Hip.Bang! presents Fin

Hip.Bang! 
Vancouver, Canada 
Playwrights: Tom Hill & Devin Mackenzie 
hipbang.ca 
Award-winning comedy duo Hip.Bang! (The History of Romance) returns! From the politics of Campinos to the mysteries of our deepest oceans, this show will capture and release your anxieties about how twisted our world has become.

Hip.Bang!’s innovative comedy has delighted crowds at Just For Laughs, Comedy Central, and on CBC’s The Irrelevant Show. 

***** —Vancouver Sun / Edmonton Journal / Edmonton Sun
“So funny you might wet yourself.” —Edmonton Journal
“World-class.” —Curtain Up, New York
Best of the Fest at the Edmonton Fringe and Victoria Fringe 

Funny / In Your Face / Intellectual / 60 minutes / 14+ / Coarse Language

9/8/2017 To 9/17/2017
Breath-Ahhh

Theatre Terrific 
Vancovuer, Canada 
Playwright: Susanna Uchatius in collaboration with the cast. 
theatreterrific.ca 
Breath-Ahhh’s all inclusive cast explores the universal truth... that breath is something we all share. This rhythmical explosive work uses dance, imagistic gestures, self-expressed soundscape, and all variations of emotional and physical breath to define the means to support humanity’s co-existence. Join us for another remarkable pioneering work! 

Theatre Terrific is in the development of increasing accessibility capacity for the Deaf-blind, low-vision, and blind communities. Please reach out at gm@theatreterrific.ca or through our ASL interpreters at 778.819.0836 for more information.

Weird / Poetic / Multicultural / 45 minutes / 14+


Underrepresented artist: Collaboratively created and performed by artists who may identify as deaf, physically, mentally, cognitively, gender and culturally different.

 

9/8/2017 To 9/17/2017
The Audience Dies at the End

Singles Awareness Productions 
Surrey, Canada 
Playwright: Blair Moro 
blairmoro.wixsite.com/singleawareprod 
For three years Walley has been traveling the world, prospering from his Faustian pact. Now he must face his greatest challenge yet: luring those he knows and loves into the theatre to ultimately meet their death. Blair Moro takes you on a journey for love, fame, and some light over the trouser fondling (not guaranteed). #TheAudienceDiesAtTheEnd 

“His cultural references reflect the insightful wit of a South Park episode.” —Theatre People (Australia)
“The utmost charm and affability.” —AussieTheatre.com 

The performance on September 11 is half-price!

Funny / Silly / Weird / 45 minutes / 14+ / Coarse Language / Gunshots

9/8/2017 To 9/16/2017
The Immaculate Big Bang

Bill Santiago 
New York, USA
Playwright: Bill Santiago 
billsantiago.com 
God. Science. Laughs.
Sparked by the death of his father and birth of his daughter, comedian Bill Santiago goes in search of answers and laughs at the border of science and religion, exploring the comic nature of the cosmic quest for understanding existence, life, and death (not necessarily in that order). 

Best of the 2016 Capital Fringe ****1/2 “No cosmic question is too challenging to escape the laser wit of Bill Santiago.” —DCMetro TheatreArts

Funny / Intellectual / 75 minutes / 18+

9/8/2017 To 9/17/2017
Good Game in "GUNG HO!"

Good Game 
Toronto, Canada
Playwrights: Nick Chenosky, David Horn & Craig Scorgie 
goodgamecomedy.com 
Laugh with us won’t you? Won’t you?! After 10 years of what they call “comedy,” these sketch comedians are giving you nothing but the best. You deserve it. Why not? Sketch, songs, and uncomfortable feelings. Be agape with the glory of laughter.     
     
“This show has so many funny, unexpected moments.” —LondonFringe.ca
“These are clearly three naturally funny people.” —Bloody Underrated
“Sure to make you laugh ... A must see!” —The London Yodeller 

The performance on September 9 is half-price!

Funny / Silly / Weird / 65 minutes / 14+ / Coarse Language


 

9/8/2017 To 9/17/2017
Graceless Grace

Spiderhands Collective 
Vancouver, Canada 
Playwright: Natalie Collins  
Graceful, talented, flexible, in time with the music... None of these things describe Grace Monroe, but a little thing like lack of talent won’t stop this determined dancer from following her dream of being Canada’s Next Dance Star! Laugh, cringe, and cry with Grace while she gets back in touch with reality. Whether she wants to or not.  

The performance on September 12 is half-price!

Funny / Silly / Weird / 50 minutes / 14+ / Coarse Language

Underrepresented artist: Written and performed by a queer woman.

9/8/2017 To 9/17/2017
Her Name Was Mary...

Indigo Child Productions 
Vancouver, Canada 
Playwright: Tai Amy Grauman  
A new girl comes to Amy’s small town school, her name was Mary. Quickly, they become best friends and share everything. Watch as they eat tapeworms, swallow laxatives, starve, puke, and learn the meaning of true unconditional friendship between the ages of 10 and 15. Once upon a time doesn’t turn out so beautiful...  

The performance on September 9 is half-price!

Intense / Tear-Jerker / Intimate / 60 minutes / 14+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content

Underrepresented artist: Written and directed by an Indigenous woman with a diverse cast.

9/8/2017 To 9/17/2017
Just Not That Woman

AKS Productions 
New York, USA 
Playwright: Ali Kennedy Scott 
justnotthatwoman.com

“Polls were decisive. The election was to be a coronation. To celebrate, a party was held beneath a glass ceiling—and I was there. But a chasm erupted between expectation and reality.”

Charting experiences of female leaders globally, award-winning Australian artist, Ali Kennedy Scott asks... what’s it gonna take to kick inequality to the curb?     
 
A play with magic and multi-media, inspired by interviews with scientists, psychologists, and politicians.
 
By the creator of The Day the Sky Turned Black: “An irrepressible bundle of energy, spine and spirit ... Enthralling.” —The New York Times
 
The performance on September 11 is half-price!

Funny / Intellectual / Shocking / 55 minutes / 14+    

9/8/2017 To 9/16/2017
The Secret Of Castle Alphabet

HeARTbeat Theatre Productions 
Calgary, Canada 
Playwright: Adam Schnell 
heartbeattheatre.com 
Mea happens upon a mysterious old castle, unearthing the legend that one day, a true heir of the lost kingdom will return. This fantastical, imaginative story shows kids that each of them have the ability to change someone's world by being the best version of themselves. Good fun for kids and adults alike! You can dress up in your best castle garb! 

“A variety of comical characters, frequent and entertaining set and costume changes, and thought-provoking content delivered in a light, humorous style.” —Victoria Daniel, Brander Garden School 

The performance on September 12 is half-price!

Funny / Silly / Family Friendly / 55 minutes / All Ages 

9/8/2017 To 9/16/2017
Gruesome Playground Injuries

Island Productions 
Vancouver, Canada 
Playwright: Rajiv Joseph 
island-productions.ca 
Over the course of many years, the lives of Kayleen and Doug intersect at the most bizarre and macabre intervals, leading the two childhood friends to compare ghastly scars and the physical calamities that keep drawing them together. 

“This wondrous strange two-hander finds as much humor as horror in the play’s bizarre events.” —Variety
“Irresistibly odd and exciting.” —NY Daily News

The performance on September 8 is half-price!

Funny / Intense / Shocking / 75 minutes / 18+ / Coarse Language / Violent Content

Underrepresented artist: Written by a South Asian-American playwright.

9/8/2017 To 9/17/2017
The Messenger

Damonde Tschritter 
Vancouver, Canada 
Playwright: Damonde Tschritter  
Do you see signs? Are they real? What happens when a person follows what the Universe tells them to do, and it leads them to a Shaman in the mountains of Mexico, where they are given “The Medicine of the Heart,” the strongest substance known to man? There’s only two ways to find out. Have the courage to do it yourself. Or come to this show. 

“He has the rare gift of commanding attention merely by talking.” —Seattle Weekly
“Comedy’s New Superhero.” —the Globe and Mail
“I dare you to go see this show.” —God 

The performance on September 9 is half-price!

Funny / Weird / Intellectual / 75 minutes / 18+ / Coarse Language

9/8/2017 To 9/17/2017
Ain't True & Uncle False

Paul Strickland Presents 
Covington, USA 
Playwright: Paul Strickland 
ainttrue.com 
Step Right Up! Mark Twain meets Tim Burton in this one-man trailer-park comedy (with songs!).
 
***** —Winnipeg Free Press (2015)
***** —Vue Weekly (Edmonton, 2014)
“Ushers in a new storytelling presence instantly worthy of a place on the top shelf.” —Edmonton Journal (2014)
Winner: Best of Fest at the Calgary Fringe, 2016
Winner: Best of Fest at the Cincinnati Fringe, 2013 
“Through Strickland’s pitch perfect storytelling and verbal acrobatics ... we’re transported to a magical place where common sense may be in short supply, but wisdom abounds.” —CBC (2015) 

The performance on September 8 is half-price!

Funny / Musical / Poetic / 60 minutes / 14+

 

9/8/2017 To 9/16/2017
Beaver Dreams

Lost & Found Puppet Co. 
Vancouver, Canada 
Playwright: Maggie Winston 
lostandfoundpuppets.com 
A schtick you can to sink your teeth into. Winner of two and nominated for five Montreal Fringe Awards. Une famille. Generation after generation. Beavers. Les castors! Sharing the same land, the same lake, and the same nightmare depicting commercial development threatening their corner of paradise in the Laurentians, Quebec. Get wet at the best dam show! 

“Nothing less than brilliant.” —Savage Clown Montreal
“A very funny, creative piece worth catching!” —Daily Hive Montreal
“Everyone was simply in love, it won a ton of awards.” —Montreal Rampage 

The performance on September 9 is half-price!

Silly / Warm and Fuzzy / Family Friendly / 50 minutes / All Ages 

Underrepresented artist: Bilingual FR/EN

9/8/2017 To 9/17/2017
The Inventor Of All Things

big word performance 
Finchampstead, UK
Playwright: jem rolls  
A Jewish Hungarian wrecked the Nazi Atomic Bomb? The unbelievably true story of forgotten genius Leo Szilard. Peacemaker, physicist, refugee, Martian, celebrity. And very funny. And even more eccentric. Hated by Generals, first to think of the Atom Bomb, and much too good to flush his own toilet. A big story of a little man in big times. 


***** "Captivating." —CBC
***** “Terrific!” —Saskatoon StarPhoenix
***** "This is what must-see fringe fare looks like." —Winnipeg Free Press

Funny / Weird / Intellectual / 60 minutes / 14+ 


9/8/2017 To 9/16/2017
Queer as Funk at the Fringe Bar

Queer as Funk have become Vancouver musical royalty. Every year, they pack the Commodore Ballroom for their legendary Pride party and we are thrilled to have them gracing our stage for two sets of explosive, high-energy funk!

www.queerasfunk.com

Please note: this is not a ticketed event. Come on down to the Big Rock Brewery Fringe Bar, located at 1363 Railspur Alley on Granville Island to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!

9/8/2017 8:00 PM
Roller Coaster

Placeholder Productions 
Vancouver, Canada
Playwright: TJ Dawe 
tjdawe.ca 
Jessie Award winning Fringe vet and solo show meister TJ Dawe (Burn Job, Medicine, Marathon, The Slipknot) (he’s been touring since 1994) (this is his 109th Fringe worldwide) (yes, really) returns with a monologue about why we go to war, who our real gods are, the bizarre phenomenon of Donald Trump’s presidency, and the end of the world. 

“A master storyteller.” —Orlando Weekly
“This guy’s headed for the stand-up hall of fame.” —the Georgia Straight
“Come and see what a real virtuoso can do.” —Edmonton Journal 

The performance on September 9 is half-price!

Funny / Intellectual / 75 minutes / 14+ / Coarse Language

9/8/2017 To 9/16/2017
Let Me Freeze Your Head

Neil McArthur 
Winnipeg, Canada 
Playwright: Neil McArthur 
neilmcarthur.com 
Why leave the future to your children when you can have it for yourself? Attend our short sales presentation to learn how you can preserve your brain to live again! This one-person show takes you on a deeply personal journey into the world of human cryonic preservation.
If you give Neil an hour, he may convince you to join him... when the time comes.

**** —CBC
“A must-see ... It’s thought-provoking and original.” —Mooney on Theatre
“A strange and moving story performed with a touch of humour and an undercurrent of pathos.” —Winnipeg Free Press 

The performance on September 9 is half-price!

Weird / Intellectual / Intimate / 55 minutes / 14+ / Sexual Content

9/8/2017 To 9/16/2017
Field Zoology 101

Shawn O’Hara 
Victoria, Canada 
Playwright: Shawn O’Hara  
From the untamed wilds of the Vancouver Landfill, to the loading bay behind the Burger King, Field Zoologist Brad Gooseberry has seen it all. In this introductory course he shares a lifetime of “knowledge” and “experience,” teaching you to thrive and survive in the harrowing world of field zoology. 

Winner: Favourite Comedy at 2016 Victoria Fringe Festival
“Raucously funny.” —Showbill.ca 

The performance on September 8 is half-price!

Funny / Silly / Weird / 50 minutes / 14+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content

9/8/2017 To 9/16/2017
Nobody's Boy

Kokoska Co. 
Vancouver, Canada 
Playwright: Kevin Kokoska 
kokoska.co 
Comedy and tragedy collide as a man attempts to cope with his son’s illness by performing unsolicited stand-up comedy sets in a pediatric care home cafeteria. Will you laugh at him?  

The performance on September 10 is half-price!

Funny / Intense / Intimate / 75 minutes / 14+ / Coarse Language

 

9/8/2017 To 9/16/2017
Figmentally

Figment
Oakland, USA
Playwright: Figment
figmentally.com 
Imagine Charlie Chaplin stumbled into a Salvador Dalí painting.

Dive into the world of a curious writer whose uncontrollable story takes over her life. Figments of imagination are born from her pen, walking a wavering line between reality and fantasy. Part comedy, circus, magic, unexpected puppetry, acrobatic dance, cookies, and audience immersion.
 
Figmentally is a figment of your imagination that you will want to play over and over again ... A physical theatre experience unlike any other you have seen.” —The Road to 1,000 with Marc Gonzalez 
“Combined physical comedy, mime, magic, juggling, dance, and clown antics into a delightful and whimsical romp.” —Indie Voice Blog

The performance on September 10 is half-price!

Funny / Weird / Family Friendly / 60 minutes / All Ages 

9/8/2017 To 9/16/2017
Pint of Life

Michael Yichao 
Seattle, USA
Playwright: Michael Yichao 
MichaelYichao.com/pintoflife 
One performer. One audience member. One pint of ice cream. One improvised play. Completely made up on the spot, Pint of Life celebrates the aspirations and achievements of a stranger and seeks to bring us all a little closer together—over a pint of ice cream. 

Michael Yichao has performed Pint of Life at theaters across the US and has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe. This is his first Vancouver Fringe appearance. 

The performance on September 8 is half-price!

Funny / Warm and Fuzzy / Intimate / 60 minutes / All Ages 

9/8/2017 To 9/16/2017
A Very Unpleasant Evening at the Rockefeller Rink sometime Late December...ish.

Rainhair Studios
Vancouver, Canada
Playwright: Annahis Basmadjian 
Six people, all carrying six different sets of baggage, try to have a nice evening at the Rockefeller Rink. Things of course don’t go as planned. Stories intertwine, revelations are had, but maybe, with each other's help, they can make this unpleasant Rockefeller evening a little less unpleasant. 

The performance on September 13 is half-price!

VocalEye will live describe this show for patrons with low vision on Saturday, September 16 at 3:50pm at The Cultch.

Funny / Weird / Poetic / 60 minutes / 14+ / Coarse Language

9/8/2017 To 9/16/2017
Soul Samurai

Affair of Honor 
Vancouver, Canada 
Playwright: Qui Nguyen 
youtu.be/uFhBcK0Kv64 
In this darkly awesome future, Shoguns reign, vampires infest Brooklyn, and the world has gone grindhouse. After losing her lover to some undead hoodlums, Dewdrop gets herself a training montage and a sidekick and sets off for revenge. Soul Samurai—a graphic novel explodes onstage: multimedia action topped with zine-like homemade sweetness.

The performance on September 12 is half-price!

Funny / Intense / LGBTQ+ / 100 minutes / 14+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content / Violent Content / Gunshots / Smoke Fog

Underrepresented artist: Affair of Honor produces productions that are vehicles to represent Multicultural Artists.

9/8/2017 To 9/17/2017
Gold, Guns & Greed

Vengeance Entertainment 
Barkerville, Canada 
Playwright: J.P. Winslow 
facebook.com/AgnusMcVee666 
Combining the wit of Barry Humphries’ Dame Edna, the sauciness of Brendan O’Carroll’s Mrs. Brown, and the devilish antics of shock rocker Marilyn Manson, J.P. Winslow’s Gold, Guns & Greed brings to life the legend of British Columbia’s Gold Rush serial killer Agnus McVee and explores the nature of good and evil.

The performance on September 9 is half-price!

Funny / Weird / In Your Face / 65 minutes / 14+ / Violent Content / Smoke Fog

9/8/2017 To 9/17/2017
Kurt Vonnegut's The Euphio Question

Little Mountain Lion 
Vancouver, Canada 
Playwrights: Kurt Vonnegut (book), Matt Clarke (stageplay) 
littlemountainlion.com 
A new adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s 1951 short story. A young physicist discovers radio waves from outer space that make anyone within earshot completely and utterly euphoric. The Euphio Question asks audiences what the true cost of happiness is when it comes at the mere flick of a switch.  

Funny / Weird / Intellectual / 40 minutes / 14+

Underrepresented artist: This play features youth actors and designers.

9/8/2017 To 9/17/2017
Naturally

Pocket Theater 
Seattle, USA
Playwrights: Clayton Weller & Sophie Lowenstein 
thepocket.org 
Serious comedy, Naturally!
Sophie and Clayton have been entertaining audiences for 12 years together and now they’re going to let you chose how you’re delighted. Do you want them to play a harmonica, throw some fruits, and dance? Or do you want to see them get real and laugh in the face of death? Your choice, Naturally!  

The performance on September 8 is half-price!

Funny / Intimate / 55 minutes / 14+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content


9/8/2017 To 9/16/2017
Shadowlands

Pretentious Productions 
Edmonton, Canada 
Playwright: Savanna Harvey 
savannaharvey.ca 
Cells in a petri dish. A scientist. A ghost. A laboratory mouse. We are on a journey to see what can’t be seen. We are on a quest to find truth in the dark. Part of the 2017 Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals tour, Shadowlands will be presented in the Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver Fringes.  

The performance on September 8 is half-price!

Poetic / Intellectual / 60 minutes / 14+ 

Underrepresented artist: Female creator-performer.

9/8/2017 To 9/11/2017
Body Party at the Fringe Bar

If you wanna party, shake your body! Bella and ManyBothans have been DJing throughout BC for years individually, but when the two stepped on stage together in 2014, it was love at first mix. Now, after years of trading track for track at all your favourite queer parties in East Van, they have developed a rep for delivering all the hype, all the time.

www.eastvanbodyparty.com

Please note: this is not a ticketed event. Come on down to the Big Rock Brewery Fringe Bar, located at 1363 Railspur Alley on Granville Island to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!

9/8/2017 10:00 PM
The Man Who Sold the World

David Ortolano 
Longmont, USA
Playwright: David Ortolano 
davidortolano.com 
The Man Who Sold the World is a pre-apocalyptic dramady set in a post-truth, completely fictional world. The Burning Man is a bearer of “questionable news” and bears strong political messages about the current American agenda; the world versus America and America versus itself. Storytelling, multi-media, live music, and immersive theatre. 

“Dave Ortolano is both a theater Renaissance man and a friend of theater.” —Westword
“David Ortolano, in performances infused with heart.” —Denver Post 

The performance on September 8 is half-price!

Funny / Intense / Intellectual / 60 minutes / 14+ / Coarse Language / Violent Content

9/8/2017 To 9/16/2017
'Tween Earth and Sky

Windwhistle Theatre 
Nevada City, USA 
Playwright: Mark Lyon 
windwhistletheatre.com 
From a clever lad’s attempt to outwit a leprechaun, to stones which weep tears of regret over an ill-starred romance, to a ruined aristocrat’s desperate bargain with the Devil, and a young rake’s harrowing journey with a talking corpse, Mark Lyon’s dramatization of four Irish tales of the supernatural weaves an unforgettable spell of enchantment. 

The performance on September 9 is half-price!

“He is a master storyteller.” —Victoria Times Colonist
“One man, Mark Lyon, a born storyteller and charismatic tenor carried the audience in his palms.” —Prince George Free Press 

Funny / Family Friendly / Poetic / 60 minutes / All Ages

9/8/2017 To 9/16/2017
Your Princess is in Another Castle

Down the Well Productions 
Halifax, Canada
Playwright: Wes Babcock & Nancy Kenny 
wesbabcock.com 
Princess Polly loses the popular vote to be Miss Leader of the Free World to a Department Store Mannequin. A Prince Charming Type knows he can save the day, if only people would listen. In this dark comedy of errors, Polly learns what it takes to change the world, and it’s less funny than she thought. 

A brand new show from the creative team that brought you Roller Derby Saved My Soul (Pick of the Fringe at 2014 Vancouver Fringe) and Everybody Dies In December (Best Drama at 2016 Atlantic Fringe). 

The performance on September 8 is half-price!

Funny / Weird / 60 minutes / 14+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content / Violent Content

9/8/2017 To 9/16/2017
Six Fine Lines

Level-Headed Friends Productions 
Vancouver, Canada 
Playwright: Mack Gordon 
mackgordontheatre.com 
A rolling, grieving, game show house party! Through a series of epigrams, anecdotes, poems, and game shows, Mack Gordon pastes together a living collage. Six Fine Lines is pop rocks for your head and heart from the creator of last Halloween’s theatre in the dark hit, Three Stories Up, and previous Fringe Festival sell out, Shake the Sheets

“Gordon is a playwright worth taking seriously.” —ColinThomas.ca
“The pictures Gordon paints are so vivid, they take on a life of their own.” —Mark Robins, Vancouver Presents 

The performance on September 8 is half-price!

Weird / Poetic / Intimate / 60 minutes / 14+

 

9/8/2017 To 9/17/2017
The Indefinable Soul

Uscript Productions 
Vancovuer, Canada 
Playwright: Rachelle Tomm 
uscriptproductions.ca 
Inspired by passion, a poetic piece about a woman’s energizing mission to squeeze one hour into every minute. It’s about finding passion through fear, and allowing ourselves the vulnerability to absorb every experience. It’s not about the good or the bad; it’s about living to love, and loving the imperfections that create who we are.  

The performance on September 8 is half-price!

Poetic / Intellectual / Intimate / 50 minutes / 14+

 

9/8/2017 To 9/16/2017
12 Minute Madness

Center for Embodied Performance 
Vancouver, Canada
Raïna von Waldenburg 
12minutemadness.com 
Meet Linda Kunt (a drunken social worker), Little Nazi (a baby with a big dong), and Smoker (who invited her?). These and many others live in my head. I know, freaky. But your psyche can explode when your own grandpa sexually abuses you. Hey, I’m Marlene. This is a true story with 12 twats and a harp.  

The performance on September 9 is half-price!

Funny / Weird / In Your Face / 30 minutes / 18+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content / Nudity / Smoke Fog

9/9/2017 To 9/17/2017
enviro-ments: concrete and metal

S.I.T.E. Theatre
Vancouver, Canada
Playwright: Angelo Moroni
In the city we cannot escape our closeness to concrete and metal; nor, can we stop other eyes and ears upon our surfaces. We are material, we are environment—that grows and collapses. The walls whisper, the streets shout... let’s listen to what the say and want.

This is a free un-ticketed, un-scheduled event meant to engage lucky passersby, and will take place on Saturday and Sunday evenings during the Festival.

14+ / Coarse Language / Violent Content

9/9/2017 To 9/17/2017
Scientist Turned Comedian

Tim Lee 
Carlsbad, USA
Playwright: Tim X Lee  
Science comedy.

“Lee, who got his PhD before realizing where his true talents lay, blends science talk (complete with PowerPoint presentations) with comedy. The hilarious result is like what would happen if you crossed your high-school chem teacher with George Carlin.” —Boston Phoenix 

The performance on September 9 is half-price!

Funny / Intellectual / 60 minutes / 14+

9/9/2017 To 9/17/2017
Slumber Here

Geekenders Theatricals 
Vancouver, Canada 
Playwrights: Fairlith Harvey, Ryan Caron, Andrew Lynch, Chelsey Stuyt 
geekenders.ca 
Do you want to fall in love tonight? Immerse yourself in the fantasy of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night's Dream as you become Helena, Demetrius, Lysander, Hippolyta, etc, and are escorted into the carnivalesque world of the fairies to be seduced by Oberon, assist the Mechanicals to fix their play, help Puck create mischief, and find your soulmate.  

Silly / Intense / Intimate / 45 minutes / 14+ / Sexual Content

9/9/2017 To 9/17/2017
Jen Hodge All Stars at the Fringe Bar

Our city’s most authentic early jazz band, led by one of its most dynamic performers. Playing all the hits from the 1910s, ‘20s and ‘30s!

www.jenhodgebass.com


Please note: this is not a ticketed event. Come on down to the Big Rock Brewery Fringe Bar, located at 1363 Railspur Alley on Granville Island to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!

9/9/2017 3:00 PM
5-Step Guide to Being German

Paco Erhard 
Berlin, Germany 
Playwright: Paco Erhard 
pacoerhard.com 
Wanna be German? Of course you do. And now you can, as German comedian Paco Erhard teaches you how. Sold out worldwide and a Fringe World Best Comedy Award nominee, 5-Step Guide to Being is “insightful and hysterical” (Broadway Baby) as Paco “tackles sacred cows with reckless abandon” (Herald Sun). You will laugh. If you want. Zis is not an order. 

***** “Stand-up genius.” —Edinburgh Guide (UK)
**** “Keeps the room in stitches, whether you’re German or not.” —Vue Weekly (CAN)
****1/2 “One of the best cultural comedians in the world.” —Rip It Up (AUS) 

Funny / Intellectual / 75 minutes / 18+ / Coarse Language

 

9/9/2017 To 9/17/2017
Disengaged

Efthimios 
Kitchener, Canada 
Playwright: Efthimios Nasiopoulos 
efthimioscomedy.com 
Coming off of this year’s Montreal and Toronto Fringe Festivals, Disengaged reveals a comically raw look at relationships, love, and the institution of marriage through the eyes of a cynical, yet hopeless romantic. Follow Efthimios Nasiopoulos’ hilariously painful account of his two failed wedding engagements.  

Funny / Intense / Intimate / 60 minutes / 18+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content

9/9/2017 To 9/17/2017
Setting Bones

Kalik 
Vancouver, Canada 
Playwrights: lee williams boudakian, Kamee Abrahamian & Anoushka Ratnarajah
kalik.org 
When their mother and grandmother suddenly die, three estranged siblings are reunited in their childhood home, where they are confronted by legacies of displacement, cultural erasure, and fragmentation that have haunted their family for generations. In turn, they must rediscover one another and their desires for belonging, understanding, and love. 

Setting Bones is a new show from interdisciplinary arts company Kalik, and the 2017 winner of the Fringe New Play Prize from the Playwrights Theatre Company, with Dramaturgy from mia susan amir. 

The performance on September 11 is half-price!

Intimate / Multicultural / LGBTQ+ / 60 minutes / 18+ / Coarse Language / Strobe Lights

Underrepresented artist: Written and performed by queer, trans and gender non-conforming people of colour.

9/9/2017 To 9/17/2017
Everybody Dies in December

Broken Turtle Productions 
Ottawa, Canada 
Playwright: Nancy Kenny 
nancykenny.ca 
From the creator/performer of Roller Derby Saved My Soul (2014 Pick of the Fringe/Canadian Comedy Award nominee), Everybody Dies in December is a dark comedy about living with death. Literally. Third generation funeral director, Claire, has it easy making friends. It’s not too hard when they don’t talk back.

Outstanding Solo Performance —London Fringe
Best Drama —Atlantic Fringe 
“Both terrific and hypnotizing.” —Vue Weekly (Edmonton)
“A delightfully quirky solo drama.” —the New Ottawa Critics
“Deliciously clever and funny.” —the Coast (Halifax)
“Kenny is a charmer ... undeniably original.” —Montreal Gazette 

This show will be interpreted into ASL for patrons who are Deaf or Heard of Hearing on Thursday, September 14 at 5:10pm at Studio 1398.

Weird / Intimate / 60 minutes / 14+ / Coarse Language

9/9/2017 To 9/17/2017
The Birdmann: BIRDHOUSE

Downunderground 
Surfers Paradise, Australia
Playwright: Trent Baumann 
thebirdmann.com.au
Fly to the future in a live cartoon action comedy adventure with live music and cool variety from Australia and Japan that is totally out of this world!

“Surprising images and a memorable communal experience. Recommended.” —the Georgia Straight
“Good natured stage presence and eye for visual splendour made the show worth it.” —Vancouver Sun 
“What a fringe show should look like ... King of the Fringe.” —Showbill
***** —Times Colonist

Winner Best Circus: Melbourne Fringe
Nominee Original Comedy: Edinburgh Fringe
Nominee Best Comedy: Montreal Fringe  

The performance on September 9 is half-price!

Funny / Family Friendly / Poetic / 40 minutes / All Ages

9/9/2017 To 9/17/2017
OBIT: A Deathly Serious Comedy

Alone Together Productions 
Delta, Canada 
Playwrights: Cathy Collis & Simon Roberts 
obitfringe.wordpress.com 
Three distinct lives. Three different deaths. Countless comedic possibilities. Is it okay to laugh in the face of death? There’s no room for sentimentality as our cast of animated actors question whether our obituaries tell the whole story. OBIT is a deathly serious comedy about life. See this before you die!  

The performance on September 14 is half-price!

Funny / Intense / Naughty / 65 minutes / 14+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content

9/9/2017 To 9/17/2017
Brian O'Brien at the Fringe Bar
Throughout his musical career, Brian O’Brien has explored many different genres of music, all of which have served him well in creating his own unique sound: an amalgamation of the darker side of North American folk, classic R&B, and his own Irish roots.

www.brianobrienmusic.com

Please note: this is not a ticketed event. Come on down to the Big Rock Brewery Fringe Bar, located at 1363 Railspur Alley on Granville Island to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!
9/9/2017 8:00 PM
The Matinée at the Fringe Bar
After more than a decade on the road together, this band of long time friends have emerged as one of the great powerhouses of Canadian roots rock. With the release of their electrifying sophomore record, Dancing on Your Grave, it is clear that the best is yet to come. 

www.thematineeperformance.com

Please note: this is not a ticketed event. Come on down to the Big Rock Brewery Fringe Bar, located at 1363 Railspur Alley on Granville Island, to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!
9/9/2017 9:00 PM
Bondage

West Moon Theatre 
Vancouver, Canada 
Playwright: David Henry Hwang  
One of the most audacious and thought-provoking plays by Asian American playwright, David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly), Bondage deals with issues of race and racial stereotypes by placing a fully disguised man and woman in an S and M parlor playing out sexual games. Directed by Chris Lam (Redcurrant Collective's The Nether).  

Weird / Intense / Shocking / 65 minutes / 18+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content

 

9/9/2017 To 9/17/2017
Tecate Bros. at the Fringe Bar
Three brothers bonded by their love of hot tracks… and cold beer.

Please note: this is not a ticketed event. Come on down to the Big Rock Brewery Fringe Bar, located at 1363 Railspur Alley on Granville Island, to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!
9/9/2017 10:00 PM
Malcolm Aiken & New Futures at the Fringe Bar

Vancouver trumpeter Malcolm Aiken’s ever-evolving project showcases his virtuosity as he explores ambient textures and downtempo grooves. A perfect match for an afternoon in the heart of our city. 

www.malcolmaiken.com

Please note: this is not a ticketed event. Come on down to the Big Rock Brewery Fringe Bar, located at 1363 Railspur Alley on Granville Island, to enjoy the entertainment for FREE

9/10/2017 3:00 PM
Devours at the Fringe Bar

Devours is the electronic pop project from Vancouver-based musician Jeff Cancade. Poignant, confessional, and brimming with big, beautiful beats, Cancade’s music and energetic live shows have been making waves on the local scene.

devours.bandcamp.com

Please note: this is not a ticketed event. Come on down to the Big Rock Brewery Fringe Bar, located at 1363 Railspur Alley on Granville Island, to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!

9/10/2017 8:00 PM
Art d'Ecco at the Fringe Bar

Deftly mixing ‘70s glam, Motown, krautrock, and spaghetti western soundtracks, Art d’Ecco is known as one of Vancouver’s most original, and most sought-after, musical alchemists.

artdecco.bandcamp.com

Please note: this is not a ticketed event. Come on down to the Big Rock Brewery Fringe Bar, located at 1363 Railspur Alley on Granville Island, to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!

9/10/2017 9:00 PM
The Jamie and Sarah Experience Project at the Fringe Bar
The Jamie and Sarah Experience Project are a dynamic duo of film and theatre creators, DJs, and great role models. Girls just wanna have fun, ya know?

facebook.com/jamiesarahexperience

Please note: this is not a ticketed event. Come on down to the Big Rock Brewery Fringe Bar, located at 1363 Railspur Alley on Granville Island, to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!
9/10/2017 10:00 PM
Workshop: Shadow Puppetry with Mind of a Snail

Are you a theatre artist who has played with the idea of integrating shadow puppetry into your production? Are you a teacher with an overhead projector who wants some ideas of how to use it in your classroom? Have you seen a Mind of a Snail show and wondered how the heck they do that? In this hands-on workshop we will cover a variety of shadow puppetry techniques using various light sources, including overhead projectors and LEDs, and discover the process of bringing an idea from concept to performance.

September 11, 10:00am-3:30pm
Studio 1398
$48 early-bird (before August 31), $53 regular
For adults & teens age 14+

9/11/2017 10:00 AM
Workshop: Your Story. Your Voice. New to Storytelling

Deborah Williams,  co-creator of the international hit Mom’s the Word trilogy,  co-founder of  Vancouver’s sold out storytelling series The Flame,  and award winning performer is offering two storytelling intensives at the Vancouver Fringe Festival in collaboration with the Arts Club Theatre Company. Deb will share her 30 years of storytelling experience, giving you the tools to create and share your compelling true stories. These ever popular inclusive and supportive workshops are focused on learning and growth.

New to Storytelling
Three-day workshop runs September 11-13, 10:00am-3:00pm
Arts Club Granville Island Rehearsal Hall (1585 Johnston Street)
$150

Public Performance: Wednesday, September 13 at 9:00pm at Performance Works*

See also: Experienced Storytellers workshop September 14-15

9/11/2017 10:00 AM
Advance Theatre New Works by Women: Jumping Ship

Marcia Johnson 
Toronto, Canada
Playwright: Marcia Johnson
Directed by Marisa Smith

The year is 1904. Scottish sailor, Jamey Dunbar meets young entrepreneur, Audrey Williams on a beach in Jamaica. Their lives change forever. This is a love story inspired by the playwright’s great grandparents. 

Funny / Warm and Fuzzy / Multicultural / 100 minutes / 14+

This show is part of the Advance Theatre New Works by Women series.

Tickets are available at the door only and are pay-what-you-can with a suggested rate of $5 to $10.






9/11/2017 1:30 PM
Bushel and Peck

Alastair Knowles 
Vancouver, Canada 
Playwrights: Alastair Knowles & Stephanie Morin-Robert
stephaniemorinrobert.com/bushelandpeck 
Alastair Knowles (of Canadian Comedy Award winning James & Jamesy) and Stephanie Morin-Robert (five-time Best of Fest winner) stage their relationship with wide-eyed wonder and odd innocence.

Winning Best Cast (London) and Best Choreography (Montreal) Bushel and Peck is “the perfect tonic for whatever ails your mind.” —London Free Press 
“A complete original. ... It’s like watching kittens play... weird yet wondrous to watch. ...  Bushel and Peck is a unique, skillful, indescribable, wonderful show. ... A masterpiece.” —Montreal Rampage         

Funny / Weird / Poetic / 75 minutes / All Ages 

9/11/2017 To 9/17/2017
Sarah Jane Scouten at the Fringe Bar
Sarah Jane Scouten has a voice that cuts straight to the core—and she sure knows how to use it! With the release of When the Bloom Falls From the Rose, she has established herself as one of the most gifted and confident songwriters on the Canadian roots music scene. Old time, country, bluegrass… whichever direction she steers, she brings her own distinct sensibility to the tradition.

sarahjanescouten.com

Please note: this is not a ticketed event. Come on down to the Big Rock Brewery Fringe Bar, located at 1363 Railspur Alley on Granville Island to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!
9/11/2017 8:00 PM
5th Annual Fringe Square Dance Featuring Paul Silveria & The Wooly Bears

Interspersed between sets of music by Sarah Jane Scouten, we are thrilled to welcome back Paul Silveria, who’ll be calling square dances all night long, with live music supplied by Vancouver’s own Wooly Bears. No experience necessary, all dances will be taught on the spot. Come kick up some dust with us!

squaredancepaul.com
facebook.com/thewoolybears

Please note: this is not a ticketed event. Come on down to the Barefoot Wine & Bubbly Stage at the Big Rock Brewery Fringe Bar, located at 1363 Railspur Alley on Granville Island to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!

9/11/2017 8:00 PM
Advance Theatre New Works by Women: Go, No Go

bike circus
Toronto, Canada
Playwright: Natalie Frijia
Directed by Leanna Brodie 
natandthebike.weebly.com

Go, No Go is the story of 13 barrier-breaking pilots who in 1961 petitioned NASA to become the first female astronauts. And it’s about why you don’t know their names. Welcome to the space race.  

Intellectual / 60 minutes / 14+

This show is part of the Advance Theatre New Works by Women series.

Tickets are available at the door only and are pay-what-you-can with a suggested rate of $5 to $10.

9/12/2017 1:30 PM
Live Band Karaoke with eleven09 at the Fringe Bar

Alright Vancouver, time to show us what you got! The Fringe has hired you a backing band. They know all your favourite songs and are ready to count you in. All you have to do is step up to the mic and prove to us that you are the Rock God you’ve always secretly believed yourself to be. Are you ready?

fusionpresents.com/Sing_With_The_Band.html

Please note: this is not a ticketed event. Come on down to the Big Rock Brewery Fringe Bar, located at 1363 Railspur Alley on Granville Island, to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!

 

9/12/2017 8:00 PM
Workshop: How to Puppeteer Anything: Object Puppetry Masterclass with Ingrid Hansen from SNAFU

Ingrid Hansen is a lead puppeteer on the television series Tiga Talk! on APTN and was recently invited to the Sesame Street workshop in New York. She is the co-creator of award-winning nationally touring shows Little Orange Man, Kitt & Jane, and Snack Music. In this masterclass we will tackle sourcing and selecting object puppets, uncovering their hidden characters, and puppet manipulation. There will be an emphasis on courage, breath, technique, and creative abandon as we create short pieces and offer each other feedback.
Please bring: One or more spare articles of clothing that you don’t mind getting stretched or dusty (Eg. old hat, shoe, scarf, sweater, jacket).

September 13, 10:00am-3:30pm
Studio 1398
$23

9/13/2017 10:00 AM
Advance Theatre New Works by Women: Hidden Memories

Gwaandak Theatre 
Whitehorse, Canada 
Playwright: Lillian Nakamura Maguire
Directed by Donna Yamamoto
gwaandaktheatre.ca 
The daughter of Japanese immigrants sifts through her parents’ memorabilia, piecing together their early BC life and forced relocation. She tries to find peace with her parents’ choices during times of racial discrimination, her own identity, and what she passes on to her daughter.
National Association of Japanese Canadians Endowment Fund support. 

Tear-Jerker / Poetic / Multicultural / 90 minutes / 14+

This show is part of the Advance Theatre New Works by Women series.

Tickets are available at the door only and are pay-what-you-can with a suggested rate of $5 to $10.

Underrepresented artist: Written by Lillian Nakamura Maguire, a second generation Japanese Canadian, emerging playwright living in Whitehorse Yukon.

9/13/2017 1:30 PM
Parkland at the Fringe Bar

Impassioned, heart-laid-bare songwriting collides with lush orchestration and alt-country twang. A band full of Vancouver live music vets pushing themselves, and each other, into parts unknown.

parklandmusicproject.com

Please note: this is not a ticketed event. Come on down to the Big Rock Brewery Fringe Bar, located at 1363 Railspur Alley on Granville Island, to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!

 

9/13/2017 8:00 PM
Ashley Shadow at the Fringe Bar

With a musical CV stretching back to the early 2000s that includes some of Vancouver’s most celebrated bands, it is no surprise that Ashley Shadow’s debut full-length arrives as a fully realized statement from an artist in her prime. Come be transported by one of our city’s most powerful, and most haunting, voices.

ashleyshadow.bandcamp.com

Please note: this is not a ticketed event. Come on down to the Big Rock Brewery Fringe Bar, located at 1363 Railspur Alley on Granville Island to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!

9/13/2017 9:00 PM
The Flame Performance: Your Story. Your Voice. New to Storytelling
Join the participants of the Your Story. Your Voice. New to Storytelling workshop at their public performance! They’ve worked hard for three days, and have a plethora of weird and wonderful TRUE stories to share with you. This performance is free for all to attend, on a first-come-first-served basis, at the door.
9/13/2017 9:00 PM
DJ Penny Tentiary at the Fringe Bar

Dave Gowans (AKA DJ Penny Tentiary) and the staff at Red Cat know a thing or two about music. They'll be pulling their favourite party-starters from their personal vinyl collections to spin for your listening pleasure.

redcat.ca

Please note: this is not a ticketed event. Come on down to the Big Rock Brewery Fringe Bar, located at 1363 Railspur Alley on Granville Island to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!

9/13/2017 10:00 PM
Workshop: Your Story. Your Voice. Experienced Storytellers

Deborah Williams,  co-creator of the international hit Mom’s the Word trilogy,  co-founder of  Vancouver’s sold out storytelling series The Flame,  and award winning performer is offering two storytelling intensives at the Vancouver Fringe Festival in collaboration with the Arts Club Theatre Company. Deb will share her 30 years of storytelling experience, giving you the tools to create and share your compelling true stories. These ever popular inclusive and supportive workshops are focused on learning and growth.

Experienced Storytellers
Two-day workshop runs September 14-15, 10:00am-3:00pm
Arts Club Granville Island Rehearsal Hall (1585 Johnston Street)
$150

*Please note: you must have completed the New to Storytelling workshop to participate in the Experienced Storytellers workshop.

Public Performance: Friday, September 15 at 10:00pm at Performance Works*

9/14/2017 10:00 AM
Advance Theatre New Works by Women: SEX, DRUGS & AGE, the last taboo

Vancouver, Canada
Playwright: Colleen Ann Fee  
Directed by Tammy Bentz.
A stormy drama infused with social diversity and provocative, raucous comedy tracks a couple torn apart by sexual conflict and challenges conventions and beliefs. Cast of six, plus violinist, comprise Vancouver’s top performers.

Warning: Mature adult content, sexual violence, provocative material which may offend beliefs.  

Funny / Intense / Shocking / 100 minutes / 18+ / Sexual Content / Violent Content

This show is part of the Advance Theatre New Works by Women series.

Tickets are available at the door only and are pay-what-you-can with a suggested rate of $5 to $10.

9/14/2017 1:30 PM
Malcolm Jack at the Fringe Bar
A gifted songwriter and musician, Malcolm is constantly pushing both the form and the content of his work. Touching on concepts of myth, offline living, ecology, and alienation, his music is always a compelling listen. It also rocks!

malcolmjack.bandcamp.com

Please note: this is not a ticketed event. Come on down to the Big Rock Brewery Fringe Bar, located at 1363 Railspur Alley on Granville Island to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!
9/14/2017 8:00 PM
Bend Sinister plays the Forrest Gump Soundtrack at the Fringe Bar
Rock and roll veterans Bend Sinister never settle for the status quo. True to the spirit of the Fringe, they have decided to push themselves and perform something a little different for this engagement: the soundtrack to the classic film Forrest Gump… in its entirety. One night only! Only at the Fringe Bar!

bendsinisterband.com

Please note: this is not a ticketed event. Come on down to the Big Rock Brewery Fringe Bar, located at 1363 Railspur Alley on Granville Island to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!
9/14/2017 9:00 PM
Common People DJs at the Fringe Bar

Week two at the Fringe Bar will feature resident DJs Adam Fink and Bryan Sea, AKA Common People DJs. Playing everything from R&B, Britpop, house, indie, and retro, these gentlemen helm some of Vancouver’s greatest club nights and we are thrilled to have them at the Fringe Bar all week. 

facebook.com/commonpeopleyvr

Please note: this is not a ticketed event. Come on down to the Big Rock Brewery Fringe Bar, located at 1363 Railspur Alley on Granville Island to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!

9/14/2017 To 9/16/2017
Workshop: Deaf Inclusion in Theatre
Are you an arts organization or arts manager looking to find best practices for including d/Deaf artists and audiences? This workshop will highlight some of the common mistakes that arts organizations are making, and provide you with an insight into how to effectively partner with d/Deaf artists and participants. Join Landon Krentz, the only Deaf Arts Administrator in the entire West Coast of Canada, to develop your organization's best practices.
 
September 15, noon-1:30pm
Studio 1398
$50 - $100 sliding scale
Email generalmanager@theatreterrific.ca to register
9/15/2017 12:00 PM
Advance Theatre New Works by Women: Happy Place

Toronto, Canada 
Playwright: Pamela Mala Sinha
Directed by Fay Nass  
“Broken women determined to die helping each other live.”
Happy Place takes place in an inpatient facility for women suffering from depression. With insight, raw truth, and sometimes humour, these seven women force each other to look at themselves in a way they never could “outside”... finding compassion—even love—where they least expect it.
 
Intense / Tear-Jerker / Intimate / 100 minutes / 18+ / Coarse Language

This show is part of the Advance Theatre New Works by Women series.

Tickets are available at the door only and are pay-what-you-can with a suggested rate of $5 to $10.

9/15/2017 1:30 PM
Camaro 67 at the Fringe Bar
Camaro 67 brings together classic Afrobeat influences and modern Afrofunk/groove sounds to produce a propulsive, high-energy, made-in-Vancouver heavy funk experience. This explosive 10-piece instrumental group debuted in the fall of 2015 and have been lighting up dance floors across the province ever since.

camaro67music.com

Please note: this is not a ticketed event. Come on down to the Big Rock Brewery Fringe Bar, located at 1363 Railspur Alley on Granville Island to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!
9/15/2017 8:00 PM
Mazacote at the Fringe Bar
Friday night at the Fringe Bar with a hard-hitting 6-piece world music band with deep roots in the music of Nicaragua, Mozambique, and Colombia. What could be better? See you on the dance floor!

mazacoteband.com

Please note: this is not a ticketed event. Come on down to the Big Rock Brewery Fringe Bar, located at 1363 Railspur Alley on Granville Island, to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!
9/15/2017 9:00 PM
Common People DJs 70s Night at the Fringe Bar

DJs Adam Fink and Bryan Sea, AKA Common People DJs help us celebrate 70 years of Fringe by throwing a ‘70s theme party. It’s be 70 years since the first Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland and now there are now more than 200 Fringes worldwide! Could there be a better way to celebrate the world of Fringe than to disco all night long?

facebook.com/commonpeopleyvr

Please note: this is not a ticketed event. Come on down to the Big Rock Brewery Fringe Bar, located at 1363 Railspur Alley on Granville Island to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!

9/15/2017 10:00 PM
The Flame Performance: Your Story. Your Voice. Experienced Storytellers
Join the participants of the Your Story. Your Voice. Experienced Storytellers workshop at their public performance! They’ve worked hard for two days, and have a plethora of weird and wonderful TRUE stories to share with you. This performance is free for all to attend, on a first-come-first-served basis, at the door. 
9/15/2017 10:00 PM
Viper Central at the Fringe Bar
Original tunes played at barn burning tempos by a roster of Vancouver’s finest string players. A bluegrass band that isn’t afraid to stray away from tradition or to challenge convention.

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Please note: this is not a ticketed event. Come on down to the Big Rock Brewery Fringe Bar, located at 1363 Railspur Alley on Granville Island, to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!
9/16/2017 3:00 PM
Sam Tudor at the Fringe Bar
Sam Tudor makes friends everywhere he goes, and he is going a lot of places! He’s working hard, criss-crossing the country, winning people over with his infectious chamber-folk. About to release his new album, Quotidian Dream, you can expect to hear a lot more about Sam Tudor in the coming years.

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Please note: this is not a ticketed event. Come on down to the Big Rock Brewery Fringe Bar, located at 1363 Railspur Alley on Granville Island, to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!
9/16/2017 8:00 PM
Rae Spoon at the Fringe Bar
Songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, author, and label-head, Rae Spoon is a leader on the Canadian music scene. Their voice is singular, but always evolving; bold, but vulnerable. We are honoured to have Rae gracing our stage on the penultimate night of the Festival.

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Please note: this is not a ticketed event. Come on down to the Big Rock Brewery Fringe Bar, located at 1363 Railspur Alley on Granville Island, to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!
9/16/2017 9:00 PM
Tim Sars Trio at the Fringe Bar

Jazz, funk, klezmer, Balkan, swing… at the centre of this tornado sits Tim Sars, a dedicated musician, community builder, and band leader. Come get swept away!

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Please note: this is not a ticketed event. Come on down to the Big Rock Brewery Fringe Bar, located at 1363 Railspur Alley on Granville Island, to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!

9/17/2017 3:00 PM
Common People DJs Closing Night at the Fringe Bar

DJs Adam Fink and Bryan Sea, AKA Common People DJs. finish off their Fringe Bar residency in an epic 7-hour set on the final night of the Fringe! Playing everything from R&B, Britpop, house, indie, and retro, these gentlemen helm some of Vancouver’s greatest club nights and we are thrilled to have them at the Fringe Bar all week.

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Please note: this is not a ticketed event. Come on down to the Big Rock Brewery Fringe Bar, located at 1363 Railspur Alley on Granville Island to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!

9/17/2017 7:00 PM
Fringe Awards Night 2017

Celebrating the Best of the Fest!

Sunday, September 17, at 9:30pm
Performance Works
1218 Cartwright Street

We're once again happy to support the Performing Arts Lodges! Your cash donation to PAL Vancouver gets you into the Fringe Awards Night.

The 2017 Public Market Pick of the Fringe Awards
The hottest selling shows return September 20-24 for hold-overs at Performance Works!

Cultchivating the Fringe Award
From the Fringe to The Cultch, the “Cultchivating the Fringe Award” is given to a show that demonstrates unique potential and rewards it with a run at The Cultch.

The Georgia Straight Critics’ Choice Award
The Georgia Straight’s theatre critics will nominate five outstanding shows, and award one with the coveted prize!

Joanna Maratta Award
In honour of the Vancouver Fringe Festival's founder, this award goes to an artist who best exhibits the original founding spirit of the Fringe.

BC Touring Council Award
The winner of this award receives mentorship, marketing support, and the chance to showcase their work at Pacific Contact, BC Touring Council’s annual tradeshow and booking conference for the performing arts.

Mollie Bradley Award
Selected by jury, this cash award supports either the winner of the Joanna Maratta Award or the BC Touring Council Award by providing financial help for travel, marketing, and other professional development of one or both award winners. This award is given in honour of Fringe Board member, Jim Sibley's mother-in-law, Mollie.

The Fringe New Play Award
Won by lee Williams boudakian, Anoushka Ratnerajah, and Kamee Abrahamian in 2017 for their show Setting Bones, Playwrights Theatre Centre is now accepting submissions for the 2018 edition of the Prize. PTC supplies dramaturgy and more for the winning script while the Fringe supplies a guaranteed Mainstage spot in the 2018 Vancouver Fringe Festival. Visit playwrightstheatre.com/programs/fringe-new-play-prize to submit your project!

Artistic Risk Award
Selected by jury and financially supported by the Fringe’s Board of Directors, this award is given to an artist or group of artists for risk-taking in Fringe theatre.

Volunteer Choice Award

The Volunteers have spoken, and this is their favourite show of the year!

The SOFA (Spirit of the Fringe Award)
This year the SOFA award is given in honour of our departing Executive Director David Jordan. It will be awarded to the artist, company, or show that best exhibits David's spirit of tenacity, leadership, and calm under pressure. Oh, and the ability to have a good time while ensuring it all comes together!

Tickets by donation at the door. Sorry, no passes will be accepted for admission.

9/17/2017 9:30 PM
The Merkin Sisters

SNAFU & Stephanie Morin-Robert

Wednesday Sept. 20 at 7:00pm at Performance Works

Daughters of the now-defunct Merkin Empire, these formerly-famous sisters leave the house for the first time in a decade as they risk everything to present their Ultimate Work of Art. Think Olsen Twins meets Grey Gardens meets the Muppets.

“In a show that goes where few, if any, shows have gone before, their skits swing from superbly graceful to absolutely bizarre.” —The Orlando Sentinel

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Pick Plus
Can't get enough Fringe Theatre? Enter Pick Plus: a series of Fringe hits handpicked for your enjoyment.

Pick Plus shows are $25

9/20/2017 7:00 PM
Give It Up

Morgan Brayton
Thursday, Sept. 21 at 7:00pm at Performance Works

Morgan Brayton has it all! Well, she has questions about it all. Where is her husband Scott Baio? When is SNL going to call? What happened to her big break? Did she miss it? Is this it? Will there be snacks? Outlandish characters and true stories combine for big laughs from this award-winning but still only moderately famous comedian.

"A fiercely funny, but biting look at 'the industry' that is film ... Brayton delivers with panache and incredible timing."
—Entertainment Vancouver

Pick Plus
Can't get enough Fringe Theatre? Enter Pick Plus: a series of Fringe hits handpicked for your enjoyment.

Pick Plus shows are $25

9/21/2017 7:00 PM
Shirley Gnome: Taking It Up The Notch

Heartichoke Arts
Friday Sept. 22 at 7:00pm at Performance Works

Vancouver's very own internationally acclaimed, award-winning cabaret comedian Shirley Gnome sings explicitly honest songs about sex and human nature. A country, folk, soft-rock and pop cabaret mashed with wickedly witty lyrics and dark social commentary—with a dollop of empowerment and a dash of sequins. The show chronicles her attempt to write songs that might make the world a better place—raunch in tact.

"Hilarious... Gnome is a disarmingly likeable performer." —Chortle (UK)

Pick Plus
Can't get enough Fringe Theatre? Enter Pick Plus: a series of Fringe hits handpicked for your enjoyment.

Pick Plus shows are $25

9/22/2017 7:00 PM
Peter n' Chris’ Best Bits

Friday Sept. 22 at 8:45pm at Performance Works


Three-time Canadian Comedy Award Winners Peter N' Chris return to bring you a night of sketch, friendship, and laughs with a collection of their very best stuff. The comic duo has been writing sketches and comedy shows for almost 9 years now and after all that time has finally accumulated one show's worth of pretty great material!               

★★★★★ ”Hugely and un endingly funny. The two comics exhibit a remarkable chemistry, an irresistible energy and bounce off each other like racquet balls.”  —Edmonton Sun    

Pick Plus
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Pick Plus shows are $25

9/22/2017 8:45 PM
Falling Awake

RAGMOP Theatre presents Falling Awake, a surrealist physical comedy with mesmerizing illusions, salt, coffee, flash floods, the musing of love, and the questionable nature of reality. Falling Awake toured the Fringe receiving the acclaim of: Best of Fest, Staff Pick, Artists Pick (Edmonton); Best of Fringe Short-list, Best Ensemble (Toronto); The Montreal Clown Festival Award Nominee; The Joanna Maratta Award and The Mollie Bradly Award (Vancouver).

“So beautiful that I groaned with pleasure.” —Colin Thomas
“A mesmerizing display of physical comedy.” —NOW Toronto
“Seamless in every aspect.” —CJLO Montreal
“Breathtaking physical actors.” —Theatre in London

Oct 13-15, 2017
Studio 1398

10/13/2017 To 10/15/2017
The Fringe Cabaret October

The Fringe Festival has an addictive quality. Patrons gorge on theatre and artists riff off each others’ work. And just like the patrons, artists can’t wait for the Fringe—that’s why there’s now a series of Fringe Cabarets! Created by Fringe alumni, this variety show includes a mix of sketch, storytelling, dance, burlesque, clown, and more with different themes and artists at every performance including Jeff Leard, Sydney Hayduk, Fraz Wiest, Tristan Helgason, Andrew Bailey, Tara Travis, Jayson McDonald, Cory Thibert, Linnea Gwiazda, Valerie Cotic, David C. Jones, Natalie Watson, and more!

10/31/2017 8:00 PM
Mockingjay: The Musical - A Hunger Games Musical
District 13 Presents

Good things come in threes... even angst filled dystopian musicals with kicky pop tunes. Mockingjay: The Musical concludes the adventures of Katniss Everdeen as she joins the rebels of District 13 in taking down President Snow and the Capitol. Along with action-packed battles and espionage, the love triangle continues as Katniss must finally choose between her dearest friend and her fellow tribute who has been brainwashed to kill her. To lighten the mood, the characters sing and dance to fun pop song parodies of artists like Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, Adele, and Justin Bieber. So get ready for a final helping of Hunger Games Musical goodness.

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November 23 – 25, 2017
Studio 1398
11/23/2017 To 11/25/2017
The Fringe Cabaret December

The Fringe Festival has an addictive quality. Patrons gorge on theatre and artists riff off each others’ work. And just like the patrons, artists can’t wait for the Fringe—that’s why there’s now a series of Fringe Cabarets! Created by Fringe alumni, this variety show includes a mix of sketch, storytelling, dance, burlesque, clown, and more with different themes and artists at every performance including Jeff Leard, Sydney Hayduk, Fraz Wiest, Tristan Helgason, Andrew Bailey, Tara Travis, Jayson McDonald, Cory Thibert, Linnea Gwiazda, Valerie Cotic, David C. Jones, Natalie Watson, and more!

12/8/2017 8:00 PM
Blindside
Stéphanie Morin-Robert

After her recent American, Canadian, and European tour, one-eyed multiple award winner Stéphanie Morin-Robert returns to Vancouver to recount her life as a feisty 7-year-old who wields her glass-eye as a superpower. Raw, hilarious, and literally eye-popping!

★★★★★ “Expert physical comedy and impeccable timing.” —CBC
★★★★★ “Stephanie Morin-Robert is an absolute delight ... and a daring performer.” —Vue Weekly
★★★★★ “Intoxicating crescendo of laughter.” —Theatre in London 
★★★★★ ''Phenomenal and not to be missed!'' —Inside Ottawa

Caution: exposed eye sockets.

April 26-28, 2017
Studio 1398
4/26/2018 To 4/28/2018