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Open the Festival with one of the wildest characters in Fringe history. Butt Kapinski is a private eye like no other. Join Butt in solving the great Fringe murder mystery. With your help, Butt will get to the bottom of this seedy world of sex, sin, shadows, and subterfuge! • This exclusive performance will take you on a wild ride featuring surprise performances by Fringe celebrities and you!  • Meet Fringe artists and other Fringe VIPs during the pre-show reception, which includes complimentary:  • Hors d’oeuvres from Emelle’s Catering, Dockside Restaurant, and the Keg  • Hand-crafted artisanal spirits from The Liberty Distillery   • Wine from Barefoot Wine & Bubbly  • And a cask beer from Big Rock Urban Brewery specially crafted for Opening Night!  • A fun filled auction featuring a Motorino CTe electric beach cruiser style bike!The Fringe Executive Director, David Jordan, will MC!Tickets: $50 Doors at 7pm, Program starts at 8pmClick here for more details!
Opening Night: Butt Kapinski, Dick on the Fringe

Open the Festival with one of the wildest characters in Fringe history. Butt Kapinski is a private eye like no other. Join Butt in solving the great Fringe murder mystery. With your help, Butt will get to the bottom of this seedy world of sex, sin, shadows, and subterfuge!

• This exclusive performance will take you on a wild ride featuring surprise performances by Fringe celebrities and you! 
• Meet Fringe artists and other Fringe VIPs during the pre-show reception, which includes complimentary:
  • Hors d’oeuvres from Emelle’s Catering, Dockside Restaurant, and the Keg
  • Hand-crafted artisanal spirits from The Liberty Distillery
  • Wine from Barefoot Wine & Bubbly
  • And a cask beer from Big Rock Urban Brewery specially crafted for Opening Night!
  • A fun filled auction featuring a Motorino CTe electric beach cruiser style bike!

The Fringe Executive Director, David Jordan, will MC!

Tickets: $50
Doors at 7pm, Program starts at 8pm


Click here for more details!

9/6/2016 7:00 PM
Tomo Suru Vancouver, Canada Playwright: Gerald Williams A riveting story about a complex and broken individual who has chosen the dark path of manipulation and power. A tightly written suspenseful story that will keep you wondering for days just how guilty Justin is. Just as celebrities sway opinion and influence the public about sexual misconduct, so does Justin, The Dance Teacher.  The performance on September 8 at 5:00 is half-price!Underrepresented Artists: This show features female artists, LGBTQ+ artists and artists of colour.14+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content
The Dance Teacher
Tomo Suru
Vancouver, Canada
Playwright: Gerald Williams

A riveting story about a complex and broken individual who has chosen the dark path of manipulation and power. A tightly written suspenseful story that will keep you wondering for days just how guilty Justin is. Just as celebrities sway opinion and influence the public about sexual misconduct, so does Justin, The Dance Teacher. 

The performance on September 8 at 5:00 is half-price!

Underrepresented Artists: This show features female artists, LGBTQ+ artists and artists of colour.

14+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content
9/8/2016 To 9/18/2016
Ryan Gunther Vancouver, Canada A Practical Guide to Corporate Survival Drawing on 15+ years of experience at a Fortune 500 company, Ryan will teach you how to succeed in a modern corporate bureaucracy, where outdated notions like talent, competence, and hard work are irrelevant. Topics will include: appearing busy, email obfuscation, ass-covering, and avoiding blame.  The performance on September 8 at 5:00 is half-price!14+
Leash Your Potential

Ryan Gunther
Vancouver, Canada

A Practical Guide to Corporate Survival
Drawing on 15+ years of experience at a Fortune 500 company, Ryan will teach you how to succeed in a modern corporate bureaucracy, where outdated notions like talent, competence, and hard work are irrelevant. Topics will include: appearing busy, email obfuscation, ass-covering, and avoiding blame. 

The performance on September 8 at 5:00 is half-price!

14+

9/8/2016 To 9/18/2016
The Wishes Mystical Puppet Company Winnipeg, CanadaPlaywright: Daniel Wishes Scientists weren’t lying. Earth is really dying. Space Hippo, you’re the only one that can undo what we’ve done. Together we can stop the Sun. Sail across the universe. Help us save the planet Earth. Hilarious and epic science fiction, experienced through live animation. Original score by Elliott Loran of Snack Music. ***** —Edmonton Sun on Oni: A Sexy Show from Japan  Award Winner: Best Puppet Show by a new company in Japan from the Aichi Puppetry Centre for the show Debris. 14+ / Violent Content
Space Hippo

The Wishes Mystical Puppet Company
Winnipeg, Canada
Playwright: Daniel Wishes

Scientists weren’t lying. Earth is really dying. Space Hippo, you’re the only one that can undo what we’ve done. Together we can stop the Sun. Sail across the universe. Help us save the planet Earth.

Hilarious and epic science fiction, experienced through live animation.
Original score by Elliott Loran of Snack Music.

***** —Edmonton Sun on Oni: A Sexy Show from Japan 
Award Winner: Best Puppet Show by a new company in Japan from the Aichi Puppetry Centre for the show Debris.

14+ / Violent Content

9/8/2016 To 9/18/2016
Steve Larkin Oxford, UK “A furiously escalating punk satire of the double women’s magazine obsessions (sex and fat).”  —Edmonton JournalNOT a show (as some seem to think) about “chubby chasing”!Comedy, spoken word, and song with a smart satirical twist from an international slam champion with two decades of experience bringing audiences world-over to a glorious climax!****½ “Manic, terrifying, acerbic, brilliant... Larkin’s wit and energy are both breathless.” —Edmonton Journal **** “Sharp humour... rousing sing-alongs” —CBC **** “A happy hour fringe show.” —Calgary Herald The performance on September 8 at 5:00 is half-price!14+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content
Fat Sex

Steve Larkin
Oxford, UK

“A furiously escalating punk satire of the double women’s magazine obsessions (sex and fat).”  —Edmonton Journal
NOT a show (as some seem to think) about “chubby chasing”!
Comedy, spoken word, and song with a smart satirical twist from an international slam champion with two decades of experience bringing audiences world-over to a glorious climax!

****½ “Manic, terrifying, acerbic, brilliant... Larkin’s wit and energy are both breathless.” —Edmonton Journal
**** “Sharp humour... rousing sing-alongs” —CBC
**** “A happy hour fringe show.” —Calgary Herald

The performance on September 8 at 5:00 is half-price!

14+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content

9/8/2016 To 9/18/2016
Michelle/Ryan Friday Harbor, USA Catapulted by a series of unlikely experiences, Michelle/Ryan stumbles through an expanding parade of LGBTQI, etc. identities in search of a definitive sense of zir own queer pride. “Ze” (a gender neutral pronoun) details the gains, losses, frustrations, and celebration implicit in the tension between being authentic, and belonging. “An intelligent, thought provoking, highly entertaining, and… educational performance.” —Out in Perth “Transcends ideas about what it means to be queer.” —The Queer Av “Bold, fun… honest.” —TheatreReview (New Zealand) The performance on September 11 at 9:30 is half-price!Underrepresented Artists: This show features an LGBTQ+ artist and creator.18+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content
"Ze": Queer as Fuck!

Michelle/Ryan
Friday Harbor, USA

Catapulted by a series of unlikely experiences, Michelle/Ryan stumbles through an expanding parade of LGBTQI, etc. identities in search of a definitive sense of zir own queer pride. “Ze” (a gender neutral pronoun) details the gains, losses, frustrations, and celebration implicit in the tension between being authentic, and belonging.

“An intelligent, thought provoking, highly entertaining, and… educational performance.” —Out in Perth
“Transcends ideas about what it means to be queer.” —The Queer Av
“Bold, fun… honest.” —TheatreReview (New Zealand)

The performance on September 11 at 9:30 is half-price!

Underrepresented Artists: This show features an LGBTQ+ artist and creator.

18+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content

9/8/2016 To 9/18/2016
That Dog Was A Band Now Edmonton, Canada A delightful duet of original comedies! Witness an apocalyptic war zone become a slapstick extravaganza as three clown soldiers take cover in an abandoned trench. Then, our troupe revamps the raw Italian street theatre, commedia dell’arte, to tell the story of a young woman fighting a forced engagement arranged by her miserly father.  14+ / Gunshots
In The Trenches: A Double Feature

That Dog Was A Band Now
Edmonton, Canada

A delightful duet of original comedies! Witness an apocalyptic war zone become a slapstick extravaganza as three clown soldiers take cover in an abandoned trench. Then, our troupe revamps the raw Italian street theatre, commedia dell’arte, to tell the story of a young woman fighting a forced engagement arranged by her miserly father. 

14+ / Gunshots

9/8/2016 To 9/18/2016
Chicken For Supper Productions Victoria, Canada Playwright: Charles Ross The creators of One Man Star Wars and One Man Lord of the Rings, present an irreverent homage to Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy. Charles Ross, lovingly lampoons the Trilogy in his One Man Dark Knight: A Batman Parody. No costumes, no sets, no Batmobiles. This town deserves a better class of parody. Directed by TJ Dawe. Why so serious? 
One Man Dark Knight: A Batman Parody

Chicken For Supper Productions
Victoria, Canada
Playwright: Charles Ross

The creators of One Man Star Wars and One Man Lord of the Rings, present an irreverent homage to Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy. Charles Ross, lovingly lampoons the Trilogy in his One Man Dark Knight: A Batman Parody. No costumes, no sets, no Batmobiles. This town deserves a better class of parody.

Directed by TJ Dawe.
Why so serious? 

9/8/2016 To 9/13/2016
Coffee & Screaming Vancouver, Canada Playwright: Amy Dauer  Four 20-somethings trying to get their shit together in present-day Vancouver. It’s time to adult the f*ck up.  The performance on September 8 at 5:15 is half-price!Coarse Language
How to Adult: The Musical
Coffee & Screaming
Vancouver, Canada
Playwright: Amy Dauer 

Four 20-somethings trying to get their shit together in present-day Vancouver. It’s time to adult the f*ck up. 

The performance on September 8 at 5:15 is half-price!

Coarse Language
9/8/2016 To 9/18/2016
Curious Creations Theatre North Vancouver, CanadaPlaywrights: Dawn Moore & Desmond Price  Fresh from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Garbo meets Brecht meets Beckett in this comic, musical-ish stomp in an about-to-close garbage dump. Waiting for Garbo is a recycled-theatre vortex. Don’t expect reality. Do expect ukuleles. Do expect a prophecy. Do expect fun! Do Wait for Garbo… and do leave your plastic water bottle at home. The performance on September 8 at 6:00 is half-price!
Waiting for Garbo
Curious Creations Theatre
North Vancouver, Canada
Playwrights: Dawn Moore & Desmond Price 

Fresh from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Garbo meets Brecht meets Beckett in this comic, musical-ish stomp in an about-to-close garbage dump. Waiting for Garbo is a recycled-theatre vortex. Don’t expect reality. Do expect ukuleles. Do expect a prophecy. Do expect fun! Do Wait for Garbo… and do leave your plastic water bottle at home.

The performance on September 8 at 6:00 is half-price!
9/8/2016 To 9/17/2016
James & Jamesy Vancouver, CanadaHaving SOLD OUT in 2014 (High Tea) and 2015 (In The Dark), 14-time Best of Fest winning British comedy duo James & Jamesy come with the show that propelled them to being “one of the most popular Fringe duos ever” (CBC). Enjoy this “delightfully bizarre” world brimming with innocence and “endearing chemistry” performed by masters of physical comedy. ***** “Complete and utter fun.” “Maestros of theatre magic.” —CBC ***** “Hilarious theatre with fearless players.” —London Free Press ***** “Extraordinary, eccentric production … Amazing.” —Edmonton Journal **** “An irresistible delight.”  —Stage Door Toronto
2 for Tea

James & Jamesy
Vancouver, Canada

Having SOLD OUT in 2014 (High Tea) and 2015 (In The Dark), 14-time Best of Fest winning British comedy duo James & Jamesy come with the show that propelled them to being “one of the most popular Fringe duos ever” (CBC). Enjoy this “delightfully bizarre” world brimming with innocence and “endearing chemistry” performed by masters of physical comedy.

***** “Complete and utter fun.” “Maestros of theatre magic.” —CBC
***** “Hilarious theatre with fearless players.” —London Free Press
***** “Extraordinary, eccentric production … Amazing.” —Edmonton Journal
**** “An irresistible delight.”  —Stage Door Toronto

9/8/2016 To 9/18/2016
Chelsey Stuyt Vancouver, CanadaWhy do we keep secrets? And why would you keep just one? Join comedian Chelsey Stuyt on a quest to unlock the reason why she tells her mother everything—everything except that one little thing. The Secret weaves together psychology and a parent’s love, culminating in a heartbreaking reveal you won’t soon forget.  Underrepresented Artists: This show features a female creator and performer!This show is donating partial profits to the Performing Arts Lodge!18+ 
The Secret

Chelsey Stuyt
Vancouver, Canada

Why do we keep secrets? And why would you keep just one? Join comedian Chelsey Stuyt on a quest to unlock the reason why she tells her mother everything—everything except that one little thing. The Secret weaves together psychology and a parent’s love, culminating in a heartbreaking reveal you won’t soon forget. 

Underrepresented Artists: This show features a female creator and performer!

This show is donating partial profits to the Performing Arts Lodge!

18+

 

9/8/2016 To 9/18/2016
2hoots Productions Melbourne, Australia Jon Bennett’s dad always wanted his son to be an author… like Banjo Patterson. From the creator of the internationally acclaimed Pretending Things Are a Cock comes the story of the strange relationship between a comedian and his father; a man who has died… more than once. Best Solo Show Award Winner (Orlando Fringe) ***** —the Sunday Mail (AUS) Just for Laughs Award nomination for Best Comedy (Montreal Fringe) ***** “Bennett is the patron saint of storytelling.” —Broadway Baby (UK) ***** “Bennett is a joy to watch.” —Fringe Guru (UK) The performance on September 8 at 6:15 is half-price!14+ / Coarse Language
Jon Bennett: My Dad's Deaths (A Comedy)

2hoots Productions
Melbourne, Australia

Jon Bennett’s dad always wanted his son to be an author… like Banjo Patterson. From the creator of the internationally acclaimed Pretending Things Are a Cock comes the story of the strange relationship between a comedian and his father; a man who has died… more than once.

Best Solo Show Award Winner (Orlando Fringe)
***** —the Sunday Mail (AUS)
Just for Laughs Award nomination for Best Comedy (Montreal Fringe)
***** “Bennett is the patron saint of storytelling.” —Broadway Baby (UK)
***** “Bennett is a joy to watch.” —Fringe Guru (UK)

The performance on September 8 at 6:15 is half-price!

14+ / Coarse Language

9/8/2016 To 9/18/2016
The Elegant Ladies Collective Vancouver, Canada Peripeteia: A reversal of circumstances or a turning point. The Elegant Ladies Collective are back again with an interactive experimental examination of the ways in which life can send us in unexpected directions, often due to circumstances beyond our control. Audience participation is encouraged in this interdisciplinary, immersive experience. The Elegant Ladies donate ticket sales to local charities. “They share freely of their creativity and compassion.” —Plank Magazine on ESUM in 2015 “A thoroughly engaging performance.” —Review Vancouver of Eidola in 2014 This show is donating partial profits to the Performing Arts Lodge!14+
Peripeteia

The Elegant Ladies Collective
Vancouver, Canada

Peripeteia: A reversal of circumstances or a turning point. The Elegant Ladies Collective are back again with an interactive experimental examination of the ways in which life can send us in unexpected directions, often due to circumstances beyond our control.

Audience participation is encouraged in this interdisciplinary, immersive experience.
The Elegant Ladies donate ticket sales to local charities.

“They share freely of their creativity and compassion.” —Plank Magazine on ESUM in 2015
“A thoroughly engaging performance.” —Review Vancouver of Eidola in 2014

This show is donating partial profits to the Performing Arts Lodge!

14+

9/8/2016 To 9/18/2016
Tim Motley Melbourne, Australia Winner: BEST OF FEST at eight Fringe Festivals! Mind-reading! Murder! Explosions! Punctuation!!!!!! Australia’s favourite silly psychic detective is back. All new comedy, magic, and crime. Think Boardwalk Empire meets Naked Gun. Based on a Dashiell Hammett story. **** 1/2 “An excellent show.” —Edmonton Journal ***** “Tour de force.” —Australian Stage **** “The best private detective magician mentalist comedian you’ll ever see.” —Edmonton Sun **** “A comedic take on film noir and a magic show all rolled up into one glorious package.” —Winnipeg Free Press **** “Fun and funny.” —CBC 14+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content
2 Ruby Knockers, 1 Jaded Dick: A Dirk Darrow Investigation

Tim Motley
Melbourne, Australia

Winner: BEST OF FEST at eight Fringe Festivals!
Mind-reading! Murder! Explosions! Punctuation!!!!!! Australia’s favourite silly psychic detective is back. All new comedy, magic, and crime. Think Boardwalk Empire meets Naked Gun. Based on a Dashiell Hammett story.

**** 1/2 “An excellent show.” —Edmonton Journal
***** “Tour de force.” —Australian Stage
**** “The best private detective magician mentalist comedian you’ll ever see.” —Edmonton Sun
**** “A comedic take on film noir and a magic show all rolled up into one glorious package.” —Winnipeg Free Press
**** “Fun and funny.” —CBC

14+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content

9/8/2016 To 9/18/2016
Monster Theatre Vancouver, CanadaPlaywright: Ryan Gladstone Insults, injury, and Anne Boleyn’s head are tossed around as the the six wives return to battle it out in purgatory once again. And when Henry arrives…well, you just have to see it. 2012 Pick of the Fringe****½ “Sharply directed and performed with consummate skill and vivacity, Til Death is a must-see!” —Victoria Times Colonist “One of the greatest acting performances I have ever seen!” —Calgary Herald ***** “A standing ovation followed Travis’ tour-de-force performance.” —London Free Press ***** —Winnipeg Free Press 14+
Til Death: The Six Wives of Henry VIII

Monster Theatre
Vancouver, Canada
Playwright: Ryan Gladstone

Insults, injury, and Anne Boleyn’s head are tossed around as the the six wives return to battle it out in purgatory once again. And when Henry arrives…well, you just have to see it.

2012 Pick of the Fringe
****½ “Sharply directed and performed with consummate skill and vivacity, Til Death is a must-see!” —Victoria Times Colonist
“One of the greatest acting performances I have ever seen!” —Calgary Herald
***** “A standing ovation followed Travis’ tour-de-force performance.” —London Free Press
***** —Winnipeg Free Press

14+

9/8/2016 To 9/17/2016
star star theatre Vancouver, Canada Playwright: Mika Laulainen Rabbit wants to be the most popular city lady when she moves to the newest development in town. Raccoon couldn’t care less about social politics. Two penguins spice up their time in hiding by getting very drunk, high, and waxing poetic about climate change. What will the city ladies think of Raccoon? And why are there icebergs in the pool in July?!  The performance on September 13 at 5:25 is half-price!This show is donating partial profits to the Performing Arts Lodge!Underrepresented Artist: This show features a creative team of women and an actor of colour.14+ / Coarse Language
Wild/Society

star star theatre
Vancouver, Canada
Playwright: Mika Laulainen 
Rabbit wants to be the most popular city lady when she moves to the newest development in town. Raccoon couldn’t care less about social politics. Two penguins spice up their time in hiding by getting very drunk, high, and waxing poetic about climate change. What will the city ladies think of Raccoon? And why are there icebergs in the pool in July?! 

The performance on September 13 at 5:25 is half-price!

This show is donating partial profits to the Performing Arts Lodge!

Underrepresented Artist: This show features a creative team of women and an actor of colour.

14+ / Coarse Language

9/8/2016 To 9/18/2016
Diane M. Barnes Can the good doctor become a good patient? My Stroke of Luck shares Diane’s journey of medical catastrophe and recovery—not only as the physician she is, but as a single mom to a frightened teenaged son. A spellbinding and funny look at love, family, and seemingly insurmountable obstacles.  The performance on September 8 at 6:45 is half-price!Underrepresented Artists: This show features an actor and playwright of colour.14+
My Stroke of Luck

Diane M. Barnes

Can the good doctor become a good patient? My Stroke of Luck shares Diane’s journey of medical catastrophe and recovery—not only as the physician she is, but as a single mom to a frightened teenaged son. A spellbinding and funny look at love, family, and seemingly insurmountable obstacles. 

The performance on September 8 at 6:45 is half-price!

Underrepresented Artists: This show features an actor and playwright of colour.

14+

9/8/2016 To 9/18/2016
Melanie Gall Presents St. Albert, Canada Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel: Two French musical icons. They sang songs of romance, heartbreak, hope, and love. They lived lives of drama and passion. This impossible concert, featuring acclaimed vocalist Melanie Gall, relives the adventure and inspiration of their lives and music. With “Amsterdam,” “Milord,” “La Vie en Rose,” and other French classics. “A bravura display of amazing colour and dynamic range.” —Edmonton Journal “Gall has an astounding voice that leaves audiences breathless.” —Vue Magazine ***** —Winnipeg Free Press
Piaf and Brel:The Impossible Concert

Melanie Gall Presents
St. Albert, Canada

Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel: Two French musical icons. They sang songs of romance, heartbreak, hope, and love. They lived lives of drama and passion. This impossible concert, featuring acclaimed vocalist Melanie Gall, relives the adventure and inspiration of their lives and music.

With “Amsterdam,” “Milord,” “La Vie en Rose,” and other French classics.
 
“A bravura display of amazing colour and dynamic range.” —Edmonton Journal
“Gall has an astounding voice that leaves audiences breathless.” —Vue Magazine
***** —Winnipeg Free Press

9/8/2016 To 9/18/2016
Howard Petrick San Francisco, USA In 1934 a small group of workers decided to fight for a better life. Their actions were a pivotal event in 20th century American labour history. V. R. Dunne was one of them, his whole life and character had prepared him for the Minneapolis truck drivers strike. The workers followed his leadership and many would be ready to die for him. Howard Petrick spent many afternoons talking to Ray Dunne about his life as a revolutionary labor leader. His solo show brings Dunne's stories to life. The performance on September 8 at 7:00 is half-price!14+
V. R. Dunne

Howard Petrick
San Francisco, USA

In 1934 a small group of workers decided to fight for a better life. Their actions were a pivotal event in 20th century American labour history. V. R. Dunne was one of them, his whole life and character had prepared him for the Minneapolis truck drivers strike. The workers followed his leadership and many would be ready to die for him.

Howard Petrick spent many afternoons talking to Ray Dunne about his life as a revolutionary labor leader. His solo show brings Dunne's stories to life.

The performance on September 8 at 7:00 is half-price!

14+

9/8/2016 To 9/18/2016
Pepper’s Ghost New Media Collective New Westminster, Canada Playwright: Athomas Goldberg On the photoshopped borderlands between the Actual and the Virtual, Vancouver’s hottest, most eclectic musicians, circus performers, and puppeteers combine live theatrical performance with the latest advances in real-time motion capture, 3D animation, and electronic music to ask a question as old as time: What is Reality? Join prOphecy sun, Cause & Effect Circus, and Moth Orbit Object Theater for a night of physical and digital manipulation. You won't believe your eyes, or anything else, ever again... 14+
Manipulation

Pepper’s Ghost New Media Collective
New Westminster, Canada
Playwright: Athomas Goldberg

On the photoshopped borderlands between the Actual and the Virtual, Vancouver’s hottest, most eclectic musicians, circus performers, and puppeteers combine live theatrical performance with the latest advances in real-time motion capture, 3D animation, and electronic music to ask a question as old as time: What is Reality?

Join prOphecy sun, Cause & Effect Circus, and Moth Orbit Object Theater for a night of physical and digital manipulation. You won't believe your eyes, or anything else, ever again...

14+

9/8/2016 To 9/18/2016
ARC Works Vancouver, Canada Playwrights: Bon Dos, Tina Wang & Yukari Komatsu  Our eccentric guide walks you through several living and one dying mini-exhibition of various multi-disciplinary artistes from Asia, New York, and yes, even our own ‘hoods. We perform, talk, connect, and exchange stories with you. Oh yea, and if you are our chosen honest soul, we will even customize a piece juste pour vous. Admission at the door by donation, or pay it forward with Acts of Random Care. Stop in anytime between 7pm and 9pm for your 40 minute session!Partial proceeds from this production will be donated to Performing Arts Lodge!Runner Up for the Vancouver Fringe Site-Specific Award for 2013’s My Hole Life **** “Tightly-woven site-specific production.” —Vancouver Sun  
Walk the Talk

ARC Works
Vancouver, Canada
Playwrights: Bon Dos, Tina Wang & Yukari Komatsu 

Our eccentric guide walks you through several living and one dying mini-exhibition of various multi-disciplinary artistes from Asia, New York, and yes, even our own ‘hoods. We perform, talk, connect, and exchange stories with you. Oh yea, and if you are our chosen honest soul, we will even customize a piece juste pour vous.

Admission at the door by donation, or pay it forward with Acts of Random Care.
Stop in anytime between 7pm and 9pm for your 40 minute session!

Partial proceeds from this production will be donated to Performing Arts Lodge!

Runner Up for the Vancouver Fringe Site-Specific Award for 2013’s My Hole Life
**** “Tightly-woven site-specific production.” —Vancouver Sun

 

9/8/2016 To 9/18/2016
Vital Spark Theatre Vancouver, Canada Playwright: AJ Taudevin Mary is facing eviction and is beset by memories of life in a family which for 100 years has been influenced, for good and bad, by Mrs. Barbour, leader of a rent strike in 1915. Through these memories and in the action of today, we see the women of the family try to find sisterhood despite past betrayals and differences stemming from Mrs. Barbour’s legacy. “A thought provoking piece of radical history.” —The Scotsman“This play, and the music that rises up through it, will touch your heart and head alike.” —Glasgow Herald 14+
Mrs. Barbour's Daughters

Vital Spark Theatre
Vancouver, Canada
Playwright: AJ Taudevin

Mary is facing eviction and is beset by memories of life in a family which for 100 years has been influenced, for good and bad, by Mrs. Barbour, leader of a rent strike in 1915. Through these memories and in the action of today, we see the women of the family try to find sisterhood despite past betrayals and differences stemming from Mrs. Barbour’s legacy.

“A thought provoking piece of radical history.” —The Scotsman
“This play, and the music that rises up through it, will touch your heart and head alike.” —Glasgow Herald

14+

9/8/2016 To 9/18/2016
A Husband and Wife Production Vancouver, Canada Playwright: Leanne Kuzminski Cocaine, diarrhea, a Canucks’ riot, and the Grouse Grind. What could they possibly have in common? You guessed it: online dating. Witness one woman’s frighteningly true, yet hilarious, account of her dating experiences in Vancouver, a city where it’s notoriously difficult to find a good match.The performance on September 8 at 7:05 is half-price!  18+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content
Badmatch

A Husband and Wife Production
Vancouver, Canada
Playwright: Leanne Kuzminski

Cocaine, diarrhea, a Canucks’ riot, and the Grouse Grind. What could they possibly have in common? You guessed it: online dating. Witness one woman’s frighteningly true, yet hilarious, account of her dating experiences in Vancouver, a city where it’s notoriously difficult to find a good match.

The performance on September 8 at 7:05 is half-price! 

18+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content

9/8/2016 To 9/18/2016
Morgan Brayton Vancouver, Canada Morgan Brayton has it all! Okay, 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 the award-winning comedian and Fringe Fest “Critic’s Choice.”“Brayton’s characterizations are detailed, her timing is impeccable, and her range is astonishing.” —the Georgia Straight “One of the city’s, if not the country’s, top comediennes.” —Sad Mag The performance on September 14 at 5:00 is half-price!Underrepresented Artist: this show features a LGBTQ+ creator, performer and production team.14+
Give It Up

Morgan Brayton
Vancouver, Canada

Morgan Brayton has it all! Okay, 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 the award-winning comedian and Fringe Fest “Critic’s Choice.”

“Brayton’s characterizations are detailed, her timing is impeccable, and her range is astonishing.” —the Georgia Straight
“One of the city’s, if not the country’s, top comediennes.” —Sad Mag

The performance on September 14 at 5:00 is half-price!

Underrepresented Artist: this show features a LGBTQ+ creator, performer and production team.

14+

9/8/2016 To 9/18/2016
downunderground Gold Coast, AustraliaPlaywright: Trent Baumann***** “An underground hero on the fringe theatre circuit.” —Times ColonistFrom the creator of The Birdman, award winning, sold out seasons, standing ovations, and following ten international tours! Imaginative comedy finding the weight of the world may just float on a cloud.***** —Melbourne Arts & Fashion “See it. Don’t miss it. … one of a kind.” —Vancouver Courier Favourite Comedy Variety, Winner at Victoria Fringe 2011, 2013 & 2015 Best Circus, Winner at Melbourne Fringe 2014 Most Original Comedy, Nominee at Edinburgh Fringe 2014
I Forgot To Fly Today — Trent Baumann

downunderground
Gold Coast, Australia
Playwright: Trent Baumann

***** “An underground hero on the fringe theatre circuit.” —Times Colonist

From the creator of The Birdman, award winning, sold out seasons, standing ovations, and following ten international tours! Imaginative comedy finding the weight of the world may just float on a cloud.

***** —Melbourne Arts & Fashion
“See it. Don’t miss it. … one of a kind.” —Vancouver Courier
Favourite Comedy Variety, Winner at Victoria Fringe 2011, 2013 & 2015
Best Circus, Winner at Melbourne Fringe 2014
Most Original Comedy, Nominee at Edinburgh Fringe 2014

9/8/2016 To 9/18/2016
Awkward Stage Productions Vancouver, Canada Playwright: Deborah Vogt Set in the YVR baggage claim, Carry On: A Musical examines the convergent lives of weary wanderers and the baggage they bring with them. Stuck in luggage limbo, the colourful cast of this comedic romp are all desperately seeking one thing—to move their lives onwards and upwards! Well, that and to finally get their bags. Having won SMACKDOWN: the 24 hour musical theatre competition here in Vancouver last year, this new musical has now been developed and expanded to create a high-flying addition to this year’s Fringe. The performance on September 16 at 5:00 is half-price!The performance on Wednesday, September 14 at 7:15pm will have vocal description with Vocal Eye! If you require reserved seating for description, please contact our Box Office at boxoffice@vancouverfringe.com!Underrepresented Artists: This show features actors and creators of colour and artists that identify as LGBTQ+.14+
Carry On: A Musical

Awkward Stage Productions
Vancouver, Canada
Playwright: Deborah Vogt

Set in the YVR baggage claim, Carry On: A Musical examines the convergent lives of weary wanderers and the baggage they bring with them. Stuck in luggage limbo, the colourful cast of this comedic romp are all desperately seeking one thing—to move their lives onwards and upwards! Well, that and to finally get their bags.

Having won SMACKDOWN: the 24 hour musical theatre competition here in Vancouver last year, this new musical has now been developed and expanded to create a high-flying addition to this year’s Fringe.

The performance on September 16 at 5:00 is half-price!

The performance on Wednesday, September 14 at 7:15pm will have vocal description with Vocal Eye! If you require reserved seating for description, please contact our Box Office at boxoffice@vancouverfringe.com!

Underrepresented Artists: This show features actors and creators of colour and artists that identify as LGBTQ+.

14+

9/8/2016 To 9/18/2016
One Crazy Frenchman Productions Vancouver, Canada Playwrights: Jacques Lalonde & R. David Stephens  He’s going to build a wall and get Mexico to pay for it!!! It’s going to be HUGE!!! Follow the unlikely and hilarious rise of the one and only DONALD TRUMP in a musical featuring songs Like “I’m a Yankee Doodle Donald,” “Lyin’ Ted,” and “Hillary’s Lament.” And you’ll learn about The Donald’s early years… about his Dad’s time with the KKK—it will be HUGE!Gunshots / Smoke Fog
Trump: The Musical!

One Crazy Frenchman Productions
Vancouver, Canada
Playwrights: Jacques Lalonde & R. David Stephens 

He’s going to build a wall and get Mexico to pay for it!!! It’s going to be HUGE!!! Follow the unlikely and hilarious rise of the one and only DONALD TRUMP in a musical featuring songs Like “I’m a Yankee Doodle Donald,” “Lyin’ Ted,” and “Hillary’s Lament.” And you’ll learn about The Donald’s early years… about his Dad’s time with the KKK—it will be HUGE!

Gunshots / Smoke Fog

9/8/2016 To 9/18/2016
Seismic Shift Productions Vancouver, Canada Playwright: Simon Stephens Alex’s life seems perfect. But underneath his love for his wife and child, there is a deep abyss. A moving monologue about fatherhood, family, and things that cannot be undone. Starring Brent Hirose (The Suckerpunch) and directed by Evan Frayne (The Fighting Season), this is a compelling show by one of Britain’s most prolific and inventive writers “A spellbinding reminder of the power of story-telling in all its glorious simplicity.” —The Independent “Unnerving and wonderful to behold.” —Time Out London The performance on September 10 at 2:45 is half-price!This show is donating partial profits to the Performing Arts Lodge!14+
Sea Wall

Seismic Shift Productions
Vancouver, Canada
Playwright: Simon Stephens

Alex’s life seems perfect. But underneath his love for his wife and child, there is a deep abyss. A moving monologue about fatherhood, family, and things that cannot be undone. Starring Brent Hirose (The Suckerpunch) and directed by Evan Frayne (The Fighting Season), this is a compelling show by one of Britain’s most prolific and inventive writers

“A spellbinding reminder of the power of story-telling in all its glorious simplicity.” —The Independent
“Unnerving and wonderful to behold.” —Time Out London

The performance on September 10 at 2:45 is half-price!

This show is donating partial profits to the Performing Arts Lodge!

14+

9/8/2016 To 9/17/2016
Long-time rhythm ace, Brendan Krieg, steps out from behind the kit to show off his songwriting chops. Turns out he is one of our city’s finest! His country-tinged melodies will stick in your head for days.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 1531 Johnston Street on Granville Island to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!19+
Moondrifter
Long-time rhythm ace, Brendan Krieg, steps out from behind the kit to show off his songwriting chops. Turns out he is one of our city’s finest! His country-tinged melodies will stick in your head for days.

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 1531 Johnston Street on Granville Island to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!

19+
9/8/2016 8:00 PM
Nutmeg Creations Vancouver, Canada Playwright: Megan Phillips In an effort to finally grow the F up, Megan embarks on a last-ditch gambit: a 10-day silent meditation. Not the relaxing vacation she was expecting, Megan gets her ass handed to her by demons she didn’t even know she had, and has to fight for her life—hard. A true story of change, forgiveness, and becoming enough. Dramaturgy/Directed by TJ Dawe. Praise for Megan Phillips:NNNN “Clever … talented and energetic.” —NOW Magazine “Phillips is a warm, generous and brave performer.” —Jo Ledingham, the Vancouver Courier**** —Vancouver Sun 14+ / Coarse Language
Not Enough

Nutmeg Creations
Vancouver, Canada
Playwright: Megan Phillips

In an effort to finally grow the F up, Megan embarks on a last-ditch gambit: a 10-day silent meditation. Not the relaxing vacation she was expecting, Megan gets her ass handed to her by demons she didn’t even know she had, and has to fight for her life—hard. A true story of change, forgiveness, and becoming enough.

Dramaturgy/Directed by TJ Dawe.
Praise for Megan Phillips:
NNNN “Clever … talented and energetic.” —NOW Magazine
“Phillips is a warm, generous and brave performer.” —Jo Ledingham, the Vancouver Courier
**** —Vancouver Sun

14+ / Coarse Language

9/8/2016 To 9/18/2016
Weeping Spoon Productions Woodvale, Australia Playwright: Shane Adamczak From Australian fringe-favourite Shane Adamczak comes a bizarre new buddy-comedy about a man who lives in another man’s beard. ***** —Rip It Up ***** “One of the most original and entertaining buddy-comedies you’re ever likely to have the opportunity to see.” —Kryztoff Raw: Reviewing Adelaide***** —Australia Times***** “Seriously good writing. Seriously great performances. Ridiculously funny show.” —Adelaide Theatre Guide Winner of the 2016 Weekly Adelaide Fringe Award for Theatre: High Recommendation “Equal parts buddy comedy, absurdist sci-fi, and endearing rom-com.” —Great Scott! The performance on September 10 at 1:00 is half-price!14+ / Coarse Language
The Ballad Of Frank Allen

Weeping Spoon Productions
Woodvale, Australia
Playwright: Shane Adamczak

From Australian fringe-favourite Shane Adamczak comes a bizarre new buddy-comedy about a man who lives in another man’s beard.

***** —Rip It Up
***** “One of the most original and entertaining buddy-comedies you’re ever likely to have the opportunity to see.” —Kryztoff Raw: Reviewing Adelaide
***** —Australia Times
***** “Seriously good writing. Seriously great performances. Ridiculously funny show.” —Adelaide Theatre Guide
Winner of the 2016 Weekly Adelaide Fringe Award for Theatre: High Recommendation
“Equal parts buddy comedy, absurdist sci-fi, and endearing rom-com.” —Great Scott!

The performance on September 10 at 1:00 is half-price!

14+ / Coarse Language

9/8/2016 To 9/18/2016
Big Sandwich Productions Vancouver, Canada Playwright: TJ Dawe  Fringe staple TJ Dawe (writer/performer of Medicine, Marathon, the Slipknot, Tired Cliches, Labrador) (director of One Man Star Wars, One Man LOTR) returns with a story about growing up in Burnaby, LSD, and a breathing technique that brings you into a psychedelic state. And he plays with a sound gizmo. This will be TJ’s 106th Fringe. “Dawe has storytelling down to a fine art.” —Vancouver Sun “A flawless performer.” —Charleston City Paper “A master storyteller.” —Orlando Weekly “Top-shelf storytelling.” —Edmonton Journal 14+ / Coarse Language
Burn Job

Big Sandwich Productions
Vancouver, Canada
Playwright: TJ Dawe 

Fringe staple TJ Dawe (writer/performer of Medicine, Marathon, the Slipknot, Tired Cliches, Labrador) (director of One Man Star Wars, One Man LOTR) returns with a story about growing up in Burnaby, LSD, and a breathing technique that brings you into a psychedelic state. And he plays with a sound gizmo. This will be TJ’s 106th Fringe.

“Dawe has storytelling down to a fine art.” —Vancouver Sun
“A flawless performer.” —Charleston City Paper
“A master storyteller.” —Orlando Weekly
“Top-shelf storytelling.” —Edmonton Journal

14+ / Coarse Language

9/8/2016 To 9/18/2016
Travis Bernhardt Vancouver, Canada Travis Bernhardt, creator of the award winning magic shows Unpossible! and Lies!, returns to tell fortunes, lift curses, and speak to the dead. Awards for Unpossible!: 13th Hour Award, Montreal Fringe 2015; Best Cabaret, Victoria Fringe, 2014; Pick of the Fringe, Vancouver, 2013; The Georgia Straight Critic’s Choice Award nominee, Vancouver, 2013 Awards for Lies!: Best Overall, Victoria Fringe, 2012 **** “Mind-fracturing.” —Edmonton Journal“I have never seen anything like this.” —Edmonton Sun “Shattered preconceptions of what a magician can do.” —Colin Thomas, the Georgia Straight
Charlatan!

Travis Bernhardt
Vancouver, Canada

Travis Bernhardt, creator of the award winning magic shows Unpossible! and Lies!, returns to tell fortunes, lift curses, and speak to the dead.

Awards for Unpossible!: 13th Hour Award, Montreal Fringe 2015; Best Cabaret, Victoria Fringe, 2014; Pick of the Fringe, Vancouver, 2013; The Georgia Straight Critic’s Choice Award nominee, Vancouver, 2013
Awards for Lies!: Best Overall, Victoria Fringe, 2012

**** “Mind-fracturing.” —Edmonton Journal
“I have never seen anything like this.” —Edmonton Sun
“Shattered preconceptions of what a magician can do.” —Colin Thomas, the Georgia Straight

9/8/2016 To 9/18/2016
Bowman and Yarborough Portland, USA Since their last record flopped in 1993, fans of the biggest sister act in country music history have been awaiting their return. With toe-tapping, gut-busting, head-shaking tunes, it’s Spinal Tap meets Thelma and Louise. If you love country music, you’ll like this hilarious satire. If you hate country music, you’ll LOVE this hilarious satire. “Hilarious from start to finish... Their hits are as down and dirty as hard-luck country music can be.” —Cincinnati CityBeat “Razor-sharp lyrics and really strong vocals.” —Fresno Bee The performance on September 8 at 8:35 is half-price!14+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content
The Famous Haydell Sisters Comeback Tour

Bowman and Yarborough
Portland, USA

Since their last record flopped in 1993, fans of the biggest sister act in country music history have been awaiting their return. With toe-tapping, gut-busting, head-shaking tunes, it’s Spinal Tap meets Thelma and Louise. If you love country music, you’ll like this hilarious satire. If you hate country music, you’ll LOVE this hilarious satire.

“Hilarious from start to finish... Their hits are as down and dirty as hard-luck country music can be.” —Cincinnati CityBeat
“Razor-sharp lyrics and really strong vocals.” —Fresno Bee

The performance on September 8 at 8:35 is half-price!

14+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content

9/8/2016 To 9/18/2016
White Collar Crimes Portland, USAWalter and Bruce, con artists extraordinaire, while disguised as magicians, killed an audience member during their infamous bullet-catch act! Or did they? Their mysterious past is revealed through physical buffoonery, shadow puppetry, and outrageous comedy. Join us as our despicable protagonists try to survive their greatest challenge: each other. **** “They’re so damn entertaining!” —CBC Manitoba Best of Fest at Calgary Fringe & San Francisco Fringe The performance on September 10 at 1:15 is half-price!The performance on September 18 at 3:00 is half-price!14+
Perpetual Wednesday

White Collar Crimes
Portland, USA

Walter and Bruce, con artists extraordinaire, while disguised as magicians, killed an audience member during their infamous bullet-catch act! Or did they? Their mysterious past is revealed through physical buffoonery, shadow puppetry, and outrageous comedy. Join us as our despicable protagonists try to survive their greatest challenge: each other.

**** “They’re so damn entertaining!” —CBC Manitoba
Best of Fest at Calgary Fringe & San Francisco Fringe

The performance on September 10 at 1:15 is half-price!
The performance on September 18 at 3:00 is half-price!

14+

9/8/2016 To 9/18/2016
Windy Wynazz San Francisco, USAA Showgirl, her Soul-Searching Yearnings, & Secret Demons. Award-winning and simply stunning, comedienne Windy Wynazz, renowned for her special blend of camp, seduction, and insanity, brings you an extraordinary new comedy cabaret of wigs, lipstick, puppets, and the harsh reality in making dreams come true. Directed by Deanna Fleysher (aka Butt Kapinski). “Fearless and funny… boundary pushing.” —the Georgia Straight “Lady Gaga meets Mister Rogers… orgasmic… brilliant.” —Orlando Sentinel “Dazzles on stage… Wynazz is a master… hot stuff.” —On Stage Ottawa The performance on September 8 at 8:45 is half-price!Underrepresented Artist: This show features a female creator, performer, and director!14+ / Sexual Content
Windy Wynazz: Rich & Famous

Windy Wynazz
San Francisco, USA

A Showgirl, her Soul-Searching Yearnings, & Secret Demons.

Award-winning and simply stunning, comedienne Windy Wynazz, renowned for her special blend of camp, seduction, and insanity, brings you an extraordinary new comedy cabaret of wigs, lipstick, puppets, and the harsh reality in making dreams come true.

Directed by Deanna Fleysher (aka Butt Kapinski).

“Fearless and funny… boundary pushing.” —the Georgia Straight
“Lady Gaga meets Mister Rogers… orgasmic… brilliant.” —Orlando Sentinel
“Dazzles on stage… Wynazz is a master… hot stuff.” —On Stage Ottawa

The performance on September 8 at 8:45 is half-price!

Underrepresented Artist: This show features a female creator, performer, and director!

14+ / Sexual Content

9/8/2016 To 9/18/2016
Punchback Projects Vancouver, Canada Playwright: George F. Walker  Loretta is the kind of girl you would do anything for. Dave and Michael are in love with her. Dave wants to take her shopping. Michael wants to make her a star! A porn star. What is a woman to do in a man’s world.“Playwright George F. Walker has created a play that’s breezy enough to be fun from beginning to end while touching lightly on some serious issues about women, men, sexual exploitation, and inner strength.” —Joshua Tanzer, Off Off Off Theatre The performance on September 10 at 1:00 is half-price!18+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content
Suburban Motel: Featuring Loretta

Punchback Projects
Vancouver, Canada
Playwright: George F. Walker 

Loretta is the kind of girl you would do anything for. Dave and Michael are in love with her. Dave wants to take her shopping. Michael wants to make her a star! A porn star. What is a woman to do in a man’s world.

“Playwright George F. Walker has created a play that’s breezy enough to be fun from beginning to end while touching lightly on some serious issues about women, men, sexual exploitation, and inner strength.” —Joshua Tanzer, Off Off Off Theatre

The performance on September 10 at 1:00 is half-price!

18+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content

9/8/2016 To 9/18/2016
RAGMOP Vancouver, Canada Playwrights: Nayana Fielkov & Matthew “Poki” McCorkle Death and other common experiences... coffee, lightning, flash floods, and a pinch of salt. A comical conundrum between love and parasomnia. After five months performing in Europe, these exceptional physical performers bring their latest to Canada.  Winners of Leipzig’s PALAZZO Award and Hollywood Fringe’s BLAFF Award. The performance on September 8 at 9:00 is half-price!14+ / Sexual Content
Falling Awake

RAGMOP
Vancouver, Canada
Playwrights: Nayana Fielkov & Matthew “Poki” McCorkle

Death and other common experiences... coffee, lightning, flash floods, and a pinch of salt. A comical conundrum between love and parasomnia. After five months performing in Europe, these exceptional physical performers bring their latest to Canada. 

Winners of Leipzig’s PALAZZO Award and Hollywood Fringe’s BLAFF Award.

The performance on September 8 at 9:00 is half-price!

14+ / Sexual Content

9/8/2016 To 9/18/2016
Emily Chambers is a vocalist that can turn on a dime. One minute she’s luring you in with her sultry tones, the next she is knocking you over with her powerhouse range. She’s delighted audiences all over the world with her R&B and old-school Motown vibes. Eclectic, dynamic, and often unexpected, just like the Fringe.emilychambers.caPlease 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 1531 Johnston Street on Granville Island to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!19+
Emily Chambers

Emily Chambers is a vocalist that can turn on a dime. One minute she’s luring you in with her sultry tones, the next she is knocking you over with her powerhouse range. She’s delighted audiences all over the world with her R&B and old-school Motown vibes. Eclectic, dynamic, and often unexpected, just like the Fringe.

emilychambers.ca

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 1531 Johnston Street on Granville Island to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!

19+

9/8/2016 9:00 PM
DAT Theatre Company Vancouver, Canada Playwright: Sean Patrick Sonier  It doesn’t matter who you are or how you identify, we all go through relationships. This is a flexible love story where the audience gets to offer their advice to help a relationship flourish. Or they can be so bad at giving advice that the couple wants to kill each other. Let’s hope you’re as good as you say you are, Dr. Phil.  The performance on September 8 at 9:05 is half-price!18+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content
Advice to Love/Hate You (and everything in between)

DAT Theatre Company
Vancouver, Canada
Playwright: Sean Patrick Sonier 

It doesn’t matter who you are or how you identify, we all go through relationships. This is a flexible love story where the audience gets to offer their advice to help a relationship flourish. Or they can be so bad at giving advice that the couple wants to kill each other. Let’s hope you’re as good as you say you are, Dr. Phil. 

The performance on September 8 at 9:05 is half-price!

18+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content

9/8/2016 To 9/18/2016
Lock and Key Theatre Surrey, Canada Playwright: Deborah Brevoort  After a terrorist’s bomb destroys Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, a battle begins between the women in the town and US officials over the clothing of the victims. In a journey towards healing, the strength and determination of a few vigilant washerwomen bring hope to the grieving, and love out of an act of hate. Inspired by a true story. “Endowed with character, poetry, and a core of touching emotion.” —Time Out London“A beautiful story, one that should be widely told.” —Theater Beat (Chicago)“Gut-wrenchingly good.” —The Utah ReviewThe performance on September 10 at 4:00 is half-price!Underrepresented Artist: this show features a production team and cast of women.14+
The Women of Lockerbie

Lock and Key Theatre
Surrey, Canada
Playwright: Deborah Brevoort 

After a terrorist’s bomb destroys Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, a battle begins between the women in the town and US officials over the clothing of the victims. In a journey towards healing, the strength and determination of a few vigilant washerwomen bring hope to the grieving, and love out of an act of hate. Inspired by a true story.

“Endowed with character, poetry, and a core of touching emotion.” —Time Out London
“A beautiful story, one that should be widely told.” —Theater Beat (Chicago)
“Gut-wrenchingly good.” —The Utah Review

The performance on September 10 at 4:00 is half-price!

Underrepresented Artist: this show features a production team and cast of women.

14+

9/8/2016 To 9/17/2016
Belladonna Productions Vancouver, Canada Playwright: Jennifer Martin Take one naive and reckless teenager, add a desolate highway and a cold winter afternoon. The result? An incident that ripples through a lifetime. Storyteller Jennifer Martin shares tales of innocence and experience. Was she really asking for it?  This show is donating partial profits to the Performing Arts Lodge!18+
Everything is Fine

Belladonna Productions
Vancouver, Canada
Playwright: Jennifer Martin

Take one naive and reckless teenager, add a desolate highway and a cold winter afternoon. The result? An incident that ripples through a lifetime. Storyteller Jennifer Martin shares tales of innocence and experience. Was she really asking for it? 

This show is donating partial profits to the Performing Arts Lodge!

18+

9/8/2016 To 9/18/2016
A fast & furious Festival PreviewWith 110 shows in this year’s Festival, it’s going to be hard to choose! Join funny man David C. Jones in this fast and furious preview. 40 of this year’s artists will get two minutes each to convince you to see their show. Have your pens ready to circle your must-see shows in your program guide!Tickets available online or at the door (if we don’t sell out first!)Sorry, no passes will be accepted for admission.
Fringe for All 2016

A fast & furious Festival Preview

With 110 shows in this year’s Festival, it’s going to be hard to choose! Join funny man David C. Jones in this fast and furious preview. 40 of this year’s artists will get two minutes each to convince you to see their show. Have your pens ready to circle your must-see shows in your program guide!

Tickets available online or at the door (if we don’t sell out first!)
Sorry, no passes will be accepted for admission.

9/8/2016 10:00 PM
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 1531 Johnston Street on Granville Island to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!19+
DJ Set

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 1531 Johnston Street on Granville Island to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!

19+

9/8/2016 To 9/17/2016
Gas Pedal Productions Vancouver, Canada Playwrights: Mariam Barry, Meegin Pye, Kelsey Ranshaw, Selene Rose, Joylyn Secunda, Parmiss Sehat, Elizabeth Willow, Francis Winter  Witness the raunchy pursuit of primal desires in this farcical masque commedia dell’arte piece. You will indulge in the dynamic intrigues of the heart as you follow Il Capitano and Columbina’s trials in love. On Il Capitano’s journey to woo his beloved, you will become a part of commedia’s chaotic world of zany archetypes. Cue Love, Lust & Lace. “Original comedy, stellar performances, and a little bit of striptease will make Love, Lust & Lace a night to remember.” —Axis Theatre The performance on September 11 at 8:15 is half-price!Underrepresented Artist: This show features a cast and creative team of women and artists of colour.14+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content
Love, Lust & Lace

Gas Pedal Productions
Vancouver, Canada
Playwrights: Mariam Barry, Meegin Pye, Kelsey Ranshaw, Selene Rose, Joylyn Secunda, Parmiss Sehat, Elizabeth Willow, Francis Winter 

Witness the raunchy pursuit of primal desires in this farcical masque commedia dell’arte piece. You will indulge in the dynamic intrigues of the heart as you follow Il Capitano and Columbina’s trials in love. On Il Capitano’s journey to woo his beloved, you will become a part of commedia’s chaotic world of zany archetypes. Cue Love, Lust & Lace.

“Original comedy, stellar performances, and a little bit of striptease will make Love, Lust & Lace a night to remember.” —Axis Theatre

The performance on September 11 at 8:15 is half-price!

Underrepresented Artist: This show features a cast and creative team of women and artists of colour.

14+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content

9/8/2016 To 9/17/2016
Women’s Equipment Design Vancouver, Canada Playwright: Jan Derbyshire Join the irreverent fun in this hilarious and heart aching romp, as comedian and certified insane person Jan Derbyshire turns the audience into a mental health review board to help determine her current state of sanity. Come humorously grapple with hefty questions like: What’s crazy? What isn’t crazy? Who decides? In this comic case, you do. “Jan Derbyshire can make you laugh at anything… I mean anything! We are thrown into things we fear a lot and learn much through laughing. That is the genius of Jan’s stand-up talent.” —Irish Times, 2011 This show is donating partial profits to the Performing Arts Lodge!14+ / Coarse Language
Certified

Women’s Equipment Design
Vancouver, Canada
Playwright: Jan Derbyshire

Join the irreverent fun in this hilarious and heart aching romp, as comedian and certified insane person Jan Derbyshire turns the audience into a mental health review board to help determine her current state of sanity. Come humorously grapple with hefty questions like: What’s crazy? What isn’t crazy? Who decides? In this comic case, you do.

“Jan Derbyshire can make you laugh at anything… I mean anything! We are thrown into things we fear a lot and learn much through laughing. That is the genius of Jan’s stand-up talent.” —Irish Times, 2011

This show is donating partial profits to the Performing Arts Lodge!

14+ / Coarse Language

9/8/2016 To 9/18/2016
ODE. Movements Vancouver, Canada Playwright: Mayumi Yoshida I know someone who has never been the main character of their life. She believed in other people’s happiness, but not hers. “At death, some look back on being loved while some look back on having loved. I’ll definitely look back on having loved.” —Hitonari Tsuji, Sayonara Itsuka NeOn questions how you commit to the practice of love.  The performance on September 12 at 10:00 is half-price!Underrepresented Artist: this show features female creators, performers, and production team and actors of color.14+/Mature Content/ Sexual Content/ Coarse Language
NeOn

ODE. Movements
Vancouver, Canada
Playwright: Mayumi Yoshida

I know someone who has never been the main character of their life. She believed in other people’s happiness, but not hers.

“At death, some look back on being loved while some look back on having loved. I’ll definitely look back on having loved.” —Hitonari Tsuji, Sayonara Itsuka

NeOn questions how you commit to the practice of love. 

The performance on September 12 at 10:00 is half-price!

Underrepresented Artist: this show features female creators, performers, and production team and actors of color.

14+/Mature Content/ Sexual Content/ Coarse Language

9/9/2016 To 9/17/2016
Little Black Book Productions Somerville, USAPlaywright: Cameryn Moore The spectators are early, her lover is late, and the players are due any minute. Not the best time to question what the hell she’s doing here, waiting to get naked in front of a room full of strangers, but with 60 minutes before the game starts, it’s all the time she has left. From the award-winning creator of Phone Whore (***** —Broadway Baby) “Ms. Moore is captivating to watch and has as much energy as a spring tornado.” —from “Best of Edinburgh Fringe” (2014) in The Spectator The performance on September 9 at 5:00 is half-price!18+ / Coarse Language / Nudity
Nerdfucker

Little Black Book Productions
Somerville, USA
Playwright: Cameryn Moore

The spectators are early, her lover is late, and the players are due any minute. Not the best time to question what the hell she’s doing here, waiting to get naked in front of a room full of strangers, but with 60 minutes before the game starts, it’s all the time she has left. From the award-winning creator of Phone Whore (***** —Broadway Baby)

“Ms. Moore is captivating to watch and has as much energy as a spring tornado.” —from “Best of Edinburgh Fringe” (2014) in The Spectator

The performance on September 9 at 5:00 is half-price!

18+ / Coarse Language / Nudity

9/9/2016 To 9/17/2016
Emily June Newton Maldon, Australia World-renowned! The Rat Pack’s 17th member! America’s most entertaining entertainer invites you to partake in his interactive live “life retrospective.” This riveting glimpse into a very special “leading man” is brought to you by Australian comic Emily June Newton and director Deanna Fleysher (aka Butt Kapinski).  The performance on September 9 at 5:00 is half-price!Underrepresented Artists: This show features a female creator and actor.14+
Frank: To Be Frank

Emily June Newton
Maldon, Australia

World-renowned! The Rat Pack’s 17th member! America’s most entertaining entertainer invites you to partake in his interactive live “life retrospective.” This riveting glimpse into a very special “leading man” is brought to you by Australian comic Emily June Newton and director Deanna Fleysher (aka Butt Kapinski). 

The performance on September 9 at 5:00 is half-price!

Underrepresented Artists: This show features a female creator and actor.

14+

9/9/2016 To 9/17/2016
Chris Lam Vancouver, Canada Playwright: Jennifer Haley  The Nether is a virtual wonderland that provides total sensory immersion. Just log in, choose an identity, and indulge your every desire. But when a young detective uncovers a disturbing brand of entertainment, she triggers an interrogation into the darkest corners of the imagination. “Deeply disturbing and provocative.” —The Independent “The Nether is an emotional detective story first and foremost.” —Time Out London The performance on September 10 at 12:00 is half-price!18+
The Nether

Chris Lam
Vancouver, Canada
Playwright: Jennifer Haley 

The Nether is a virtual wonderland that provides total sensory immersion. Just log in, choose an identity, and indulge your every desire. But when a young detective uncovers a disturbing brand of entertainment, she triggers an interrogation into the darkest corners of the imagination.

“Deeply disturbing and provocative.” —The Independent
The Nether is an emotional detective story first and foremost.” —Time Out London

The performance on September 10 at 12:00 is half-price!

18+

9/9/2016 To 9/17/2016
My Ocean Collective Vancouver, Canada Playwright: Sasha Singer-Wilson Twelve-year-old environmentalist Lenny has his lucky pouch around his neck and the eczema behind his knees is hardly even itchy. Armed with a karaoke machine and a Jellyfish dance, Lenny delivers an unforgettable Speaker’s League presentation. My Ocean is about broken homes, finding hope in our uncertain future, and how we might find forgiveness.  The performance on September 12 at 10:30 is half-price!Underrepresented Artist: This show features a female creator and an actor of colour.14+ / Coarse Language
My Ocean

My Ocean Collective
Vancouver, Canada
Playwright: Sasha Singer-Wilson

Twelve-year-old environmentalist Lenny has his lucky pouch around his neck and the eczema behind his knees is hardly even itchy. Armed with a karaoke machine and a Jellyfish dance, Lenny delivers an unforgettable Speaker’s League presentation. My Ocean is about broken homes, finding hope in our uncertain future, and how we might find forgiveness. 

The performance on September 12 at 10:30 is half-price!

Underrepresented Artist: This show features a female creator and an actor of colour.

14+ / Coarse Language

9/9/2016 To 9/17/2016
Bad, Bad Bunny San Francisco, USAPlaywright: Amelia Van Brunt  A stunning and fantastical epic journey whisking us from a living room to the high seas! Equal parts hilarious and touching, this highly skilled physical comedy is the story of a plucky granny who must fight to hold onto her memories and very existence against the forces threatening to wash it all away. Won’t you stay for tea? “The future of American clowning.” —Sara Moore, SF Circus Center “Van Brunt is...vulnerable, dangerous, and strangely funny.” —Indie Theater Now “Richly intelligent! Do not miss!” —Rogue Festival Blog The performance on September 9 at 5:00 is half-price!14+
In the Blue of Evening

Bad, Bad Bunny
San Francisco, USA
Playwright: Amelia Van Brunt 

A stunning and fantastical epic journey whisking us from a living room to the high seas! Equal parts hilarious and touching, this highly skilled physical comedy is the story of a plucky granny who must fight to hold onto her memories and very existence against the forces threatening to wash it all away. Won’t you stay for tea?

“The future of American clowning.” —Sara Moore, SF Circus Center
“Van Brunt is...vulnerable, dangerous, and strangely funny.” —Indie Theater Now
“Richly intelligent! Do not miss!” —Rogue Festival Blog

The performance on September 9 at 5:00 is half-price!

14+

9/9/2016 To 9/17/2016
A Little Bit Off Portland, USA From nine-time award winning company, A Little Bit Off comes a slapstick comedy that follows two peculiar servants in an Edwardian manor as they bustle around, trying in vain to complete all of their chores. With a mess of silver buckets and impressive acrobatics, this off-beat comedy will leave everyone laughing. Like Downton Abbey meets Laurel and Hardy. Winner of Patron’s Pick at the Orlando Fringe, 2016 Reviews for 2015 show, Beau & Aero: **** “This is clowning and physical comedy at its best.” —London Free Press ****½ “The pair’s overall presence is brilliant.” —Saskatoon Star Phoenix **** “Inspirationally inventive.” —Edmonton Journal   
Bella Culpa

A Little Bit Off
Portland, USA

From nine-time award winning company, A Little Bit Off comes a slapstick comedy that follows two peculiar servants in an Edwardian manor as they bustle around, trying in vain to complete all of their chores. With a mess of silver buckets and impressive acrobatics, this off-beat comedy will leave everyone laughing. Like Downton Abbey meets Laurel and Hardy.

Winner of Patron’s Pick at the Orlando Fringe, 2016
Reviews for 2015 show, Beau & Aero:
**** “This is clowning and physical comedy at its best.” —London Free Press
****½ “The pair’s overall presence is brilliant.” —Saskatoon Star Phoenix
**** “Inspirationally inventive.” —Edmonton Journal 

 

9/9/2016 To 9/17/2016
James Jordan Calgary, Canada This all ages vaudeville variety show with magic, juggling, royalty-free music, and brilliant comedy has been headlining comedy clubs and festivals all over the world! A clean, polished, and professional performance for every demographic. Satisfaction Guaranteed! **** “Humorous, lighthearted, and fast-paced.” —The StarPhoenix **** “Vaudevillian is a fast-paced firecracker.” —Edmonton Journal“(James Jordan) will leave you in stitches.” —Victoria Marble
James Jordan Vaudevillian

James Jordan
Calgary, Canada

This all ages vaudeville variety show with magic, juggling, royalty-free music, and brilliant comedy has been headlining comedy clubs and festivals all over the world! A clean, polished, and professional performance for every demographic. Satisfaction Guaranteed!

**** “Humorous, lighthearted, and fast-paced.” —The StarPhoenix
**** “Vaudevillian is a fast-paced firecracker.” —Edmonton Journal
“(James Jordan) will leave you in stitches.” —Victoria Marble

9/9/2016 To 9/18/2016
Fork In The Road Theatre Vancouver, Canada Playwright: Sean Reycraft  Steph and Stewart are celebrating their first anniversary. She’s an English teacher; he’s a high-school librarian. Blackly hilarious and deeply moving, this two-hander moves from pathos to humour and back again as a tragic story is revealed. “A dazzling and daring piece of writing.” —Toronto Star “Mesmerizing, cathartic, powerful… an absurdly funny yet moving look at our oh-so-human need for community.” —NOW Magazine Underrepresented Artists: This show features an actor of colour.14+
One Good Marriage

Fork In The Road Theatre
Vancouver, Canada
Playwright: Sean Reycraft 

Steph and Stewart are celebrating their first anniversary. She’s an English teacher; he’s a high-school librarian. Blackly hilarious and deeply moving, this two-hander moves from pathos to humour and back again as a tragic story is revealed.

“A dazzling and daring piece of writing.” —Toronto Star
“Mesmerizing, cathartic, powerful… an absurdly funny yet moving look at our oh-so-human need for community.” —NOW Magazine

Underrepresented Artists: This show features an actor of colour.

14+

9/9/2016 To 9/18/2016
Hip.Bang! Vancouver, Canada Playwrights: Tom Hill & Devin Mackenzie From Hip.Bang!, creators of 2015 hit WHITE PANTS, comes The History of Romance. Touching on everything from Romeo and Juliet to modern dating, this show will make you laugh like a child who has just learned about ice cream. Hip.Bang!’s playful comedy has delighted audiences worldwide, including at JFL NorthWest and on CBC Radio’s The Irrelevant Show. Canadian Comedy Award, Best Improv Group, Nominees ***** —Vancouver Sun Best of the Fest, Edmonton Fringe —Vue Weekly **** —CBC / Winnipeg Free Press / Vue Weekly “World-class.” – Curtain Up, NYC 14+
Hip.Bang! presents The History of Romance

Hip.Bang!
Vancouver, Canada
Playwrights: Tom Hill & Devin Mackenzie

From Hip.Bang!, creators of 2015 hit WHITE PANTS, comes The History of Romance. Touching on everything from Romeo and Juliet to modern dating, this show will make you laugh like a child who has just learned about ice cream. Hip.Bang!’s playful comedy has delighted audiences worldwide, including at JFL NorthWest and on CBC Radio’s The Irrelevant Show.

Canadian Comedy Award, Best Improv Group, Nominees
***** —Vancouver Sun
Best of the Fest, Edmonton Fringe —Vue Weekly
**** —CBC / Winnipeg Free Press / Vue Weekly
“World-class.” – Curtain Up, NYC

14+

9/9/2016 To 9/18/2016
Resounding Scream Theatre in association with Alley Theatre Vancouver, Canada Playwright: Veronique West Two estranged sisters—a witchcraft historian and a bulimia survivor—delve into their conflicted past. Fiercely divided, they attempt to reconcile their differences. But a secret connects them in a way they never imagined. Marrow is directed by Marisa Emma Smith (winner of the Cultchivating the Fringe Award and the Joanna Maratta Award). Veronique West is a winner of Tarragon Theatre’s 20/20 Playwriting Competition. The performance on September 9 at 6:00 is half-price!Underrepresented Artists: This show features actors of colour.14+ / Coarse Language / Violent Content
Marrow

Resounding Scream Theatre in association with Alley Theatre
Vancouver, Canada
Playwright: Veronique West

Two estranged sisters—a witchcraft historian and a bulimia survivor—delve into their conflicted past. Fiercely divided, they attempt to reconcile their differences. But a secret connects them in a way they never imagined.

Marrow is directed by Marisa Emma Smith (winner of the Cultchivating the Fringe Award and the Joanna Maratta Award). Veronique West is a winner of Tarragon Theatre’s 20/20 Playwriting Competition.

The performance on September 9 at 6:00 is half-price!

Underrepresented Artists: This show features actors of colour.

14+ / Coarse Language / Violent Content

9/9/2016 To 9/18/2016
Theatre Terrific Vancouver, Canada Playwrights: Susanna Uchatius & Bill BeauregardTheatre Terrific and Aboriginal Front Door collaborate to create the sensory sister to last year’s Being Animal. Naaniibwing maamwhe (Ojibway), standing together (English), sabay tayo tumayo (Tagalog), stehen zusammen (German), we entice you with a compelling journey of song, dance, mask, and music to build a multicultural Inukshuk for the future. “Dissolve[s] prejudices about ability and art, while reaffirming the inherent dignity of the human spirit.” —NIFTYNOTCOOL (review of 2015’s Being Animal) The performance on Friday, September 9 at 6:00pm will be interpreted into ASL! Underrepresented Artists: This show features First Nations actors and actors and creators in the Disability Community.This show is donating partial profits to the Performing Arts Lodge!
Hidden Stories

Theatre Terrific
Vancouver, Canada
Playwrights: Susanna Uchatius & Bill Beauregard

Theatre Terrific and Aboriginal Front Door collaborate to create the sensory sister to last year’s Being Animal. Naaniibwing maamwhe (Ojibway), standing together (English), sabay tayo tumayo (Tagalog), stehen zusammen (German), we entice you with a compelling journey of song, dance, mask, and music to build a multicultural Inukshuk for the future.

“Dissolve[s] prejudices about ability and art, while reaffirming the inherent dignity of the human spirit.” —NIFTYNOTCOOL (review of 2015’s Being Animal)

The performance on Friday, September 9 at 6:00pm will be interpreted into ASL!

Underrepresented Artists: This show features First Nations actors and actors and creators in the Disability Community.

This show is donating partial profits to the Performing Arts Lodge!

9/9/2016 To 9/18/2016
Andrew Wade Vancouver, Canada The epic adventure of a geek and his cactus who just want to be left alone. William vs The World is an awkward celebration and frantic journey through comic-book, video-game, and pop-culture references as nefarious forces try to tear William’s Fortress of Solitude apart. From the co-creator of the 2015 Fringe shows TITUS and The Most Honest Man In The World. “Funny and charming... Wade is a delight to watch. He’s amusing and shy and profoundly vulnerable. And William vs the World is ultimately coming to grips with the fact that things fall apart, and that all you can do is embrace it.” —Saskatoon StarPhoenix
William vs The World

Andrew Wade
Vancouver, Canada

The epic adventure of a geek and his cactus who just want to be left alone. William vs The World is an awkward celebration and frantic journey through comic-book, video-game, and pop-culture references as nefarious forces try to tear William’s Fortress of Solitude apart. From the co-creator of the 2015 Fringe shows TITUS and The Most Honest Man In The World.

“Funny and charming... Wade is a delight to watch. He’s amusing and shy and profoundly vulnerable. And William vs the World is ultimately coming to grips with the fact that things fall apart, and that all you can do is embrace it.” —Saskatoon StarPhoenix

9/9/2016 To 9/17/2016
Generation Hot is a group of fiercely courageous young artists responding to the climate crisis through new performances. They are connecting to this unprecedented era with irreverence, compassion, intelligence, poetry, intimacy, heart, and spectacle.  Generation Hot artists are mentored by The Only Animal’s co-founder Eric Rhys Miller and mia susan amir of The Story We Be.  Disposable Generation
Written & Directed by Madelyn OsborneSet in a 1940s-like household, a mother is consumed with the ease plastics bring to everyday life, but will this ease be a trade off for her family? A movement based piece dealing with themes of isolation and the innocence of false educationAmberDirector & Playwright: Krys YuanSet 30 years into the future, Amber presents the life of a semi-functional family as they navigate everyday dilemmas and a rapidly changing world order. The play explores familial relations, hopes and fears in a constantly changing climate. Faced with the prospect of a dismal future, what does hope amidst the climate crisis look like to subsequent generations of people?UmizokoDirector: Julia SiedlanowskaPlaywright: Kanon HewittThe audience puts together an interactive puzzle of sights, sounds, and smells from a world in which coastal cities have disappeared into the radiation-filled ocean. Each artifact collected from a future Japan reveals a story of the struggle to love in a society desperate to survive.All performances $12
Generation Hot: Program A

Generation Hot is a group of fiercely courageous young artists responding to the climate crisis through new performances. They are connecting to this unprecedented era with irreverence, compassion, intelligence, poetry, intimacy, heart, and spectacle.  Generation Hot artists are mentored by The Only Animal’s co-founder Eric Rhys Miller and mia susan amir of The Story We Be. 

Disposable Generation

Written & Directed by Madelyn Osborne
Set in a 1940s-like household, a mother is consumed with the ease plastics bring to everyday life, but will this ease be a trade off for her family? A movement based piece dealing with themes of isolation and the innocence of false education

Amber
Director & Playwright: Krys Yuan
Set 30 years into the future, Amber presents the life of a semi-functional family as they navigate everyday dilemmas and a rapidly changing world order. The play explores familial relations, hopes and fears in a constantly changing climate. Faced with the prospect of a dismal future, what does hope amidst the climate crisis look like to subsequent generations of people?

Umizoko
Director: Julia Siedlanowska
Playwright: Kanon Hewitt
The audience puts together an interactive puzzle of sights, sounds, and smells from a world in which coastal cities have disappeared into the radiation-filled ocean. Each artifact collected from a future Japan reveals a story of the struggle to love in a society desperate to survive.

All performances $12

9/9/2016 To 9/18/2016
A dark and twisted folktale about a mildly farfetched, highly illegal immigration across metaphysical borders Once Once Producciones Mexico City, MexicoPlaywright: Paula Zelaya Cervantes  She loves bright, lively things like candles and starlight. He is Death’s very own personal assistant. Not your usual boy meets girl story. Shadow puppets, story theatre, magic, starlight, and murder combine in this delightfully twisted play about the broken messy, patchwork parts of our personal fairy-tales and our attempts to flee them.  14+ / Violent Content / Smoke Fog
The Orbweaver

A dark and twisted folktale about a mildly farfetched, highly illegal immigration across metaphysical borders
Once Once Producciones
Mexico City, Mexico
Playwright: Paula Zelaya Cervantes 

She loves bright, lively things like candles and starlight. He is Death’s very own personal assistant. Not your usual boy meets girl story. Shadow puppets, story theatre, magic, starlight, and murder combine in this delightfully twisted play about the broken messy, patchwork parts of our personal fairy-tales and our attempts to flee them. 

14+ / Violent Content / Smoke Fog

9/9/2016 To 9/18/2016
Deneh’Cho Thompson Vancouver, Canada A dystopic future; resources are depleted, overpopulation is destroying the earth. The culling approaches—one person in three will be killed, for “the greater good.” Stephanie has been confined since she was a child, her only hope, holding on to the memories of her mother and father. She is isolated and alone—until Wolverine appears.  The performance on September 9 at 6:45 is half-price!Underrepresented artist: this show features a First Nations creator and actors of color.14+
The Girl Who was Raised by Wolverine

Deneh’Cho Thompson
Vancouver, Canada

A dystopic future; resources are depleted, overpopulation is destroying the earth. The culling approaches—one person in three will be killed, for “the greater good.” Stephanie has been confined since she was a child, her only hope, holding on to the memories of her mother and father. She is isolated and alone—until Wolverine appears. 

The performance on September 9 at 6:45 is half-price!

Underrepresented artist: this show features a First Nations creator and actors of color.

14+

9/9/2016 To 9/18/2016
Cameron MacLeod Vancouver, Canada  Cheating death and finding love in the modern age. Cameron MacLeod’s true stories of flat lining, deadly food allergies, and awkward sexual escapades will have you on the edge of your seat. Join him as he guides you through a life lived and almost lost in this hilariously honest one-man show.  The performance on September 10 at 1:00 is half-price!18+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content
I Had Sex Until My Heart Stopped

Cameron MacLeod
Vancouver, Canada
 
Cheating death and finding love in the modern age. Cameron MacLeod’s true stories of flat lining, deadly food allergies, and awkward sexual escapades will have you on the edge of your seat. Join him as he guides you through a life lived and almost lost in this hilariously honest one-man show. 

The performance on September 10 at 1:00 is half-price!

18+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content

9/9/2016 To 9/18/2016
Sharon Mahoney Victoria, Canada  After 15 years touring globally as a comedienne and street performer, taming rowdy crowds, Sharon found herself before a most terrifying nemesis—crippling anxiety dubbed “THE LION.” Mixing ballsy stand up, laugh out loud character comedy, and one violent puppet, she tells the epic tale of one woman’s fight against the big bad pussy within. “Unapologetically feminist. A touching, honest, and skillfully-crafted comedy show, The Lion, the Bitch and the Wardrobe is a must-see for anyone wanting to fight their inner demons.” —The West Australian “Brilliant, very funny, charming, endearing.” —Bridget Bantick, Associate Director of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 14+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content
The Lion, the Bitch and the Wardrobe

Sharon Mahoney
Victoria, Canada 
 
After 15 years touring globally as a comedienne and street performer, taming rowdy crowds, Sharon found herself before a most terrifying nemesis—crippling anxiety dubbed “THE LION.” Mixing ballsy stand up, laugh out loud character comedy, and one violent puppet, she tells the epic tale of one woman’s fight against the big bad pussy within.

“Unapologetically feminist. A touching, honest, and skillfully-crafted comedy show, The Lion, the Bitch and the Wardrobe is a must-see for anyone wanting to fight their inner demons.” —The West Australian
“Brilliant, very funny, charming, endearing.” —Bridget Bantick, Associate Director of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival

14+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content

9/9/2016 To 9/18/2016
Stadium Tour Montreal, Canada Playwrights: Stéfan Cédilot & Ben Kalman  Zeppelin Was A Cover Band mixes documentary type storytelling and theatrical performance to recount the story of the blues through the music of rock band Led Zeppelin. Stéfan Cédilot tells how the band built a career on a veritable plundering of blues standards while the original recordings play, some dating as far back as the 1920s.“Packed with fascinating information… To anyone still hooked on Zeppelin, this show remains an edifying must.” —Pat Donnelly, Montreal Gazette 14+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content
Zeppelin Was A Cover Band

Stadium Tour
Montreal, Canada
Playwrights: Stéfan Cédilot & Ben Kalman 

Zeppelin Was A Cover Band mixes documentary type storytelling and theatrical performance to recount the story of the blues through the music of rock band Led Zeppelin. Stéfan Cédilot tells how the band built a career on a veritable plundering of blues standards while the original recordings play, some dating as far back as the 1920s.

“Packed with fascinating information… To anyone still hooked on Zeppelin, this show remains an edifying must.” —Pat Donnelly, Montreal Gazette

14+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content

9/9/2016 To 9/18/2016
Shakespeare Unchained Vancouver, Canada Playwright: Kara Nolte Karaoke. Slow dancing. The Backstreet Boys. Moves and words together. Intimate and revealing, transformed by Vivaldi, Edith Piaf, Neil Young and ending with delicious audience participation. Begin with a poem by Walt Whitman, sweetly create connection, witness the struggle to reach out. Breathe a joyful sigh of contentment, dance it all away.  The performance on September 10 at 3:45 is half-price!14+ / Coarse Language
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Shakespeare Unchained
Vancouver, Canada
Playwright: Kara Nolte

Karaoke. Slow dancing. The Backstreet Boys. Moves and words together. Intimate and revealing, transformed by Vivaldi, Edith Piaf, Neil Young and ending with delicious audience participation. Begin with a poem by Walt Whitman, sweetly create connection, witness the struggle to reach out. Breathe a joyful sigh of contentment, dance it all away. 

The performance on September 10 at 3:45 is half-price!

14+ / Coarse Language
9/9/2016 To 9/13/2016
Little Mountain Lion Vancouver, Canada Playwright: Daniel Galiano It’s not easy being a supervillain. After years of plotting, evil mastermind Eugenius finds he may actually succeed in taking over the world—if he can only defeat his worst enemy. From the twisted mind of Vancouver’s own Daniel Galiano, Little Mountain Lion presents this new comedy about a day in the life of a comic book bad guy.  Underrepresented Artists: This show features actors of colour.14+ / Coarse Language
The Antagonist

Little Mountain Lion
Vancouver, Canada
Playwright: Daniel Galiano

It’s not easy being a supervillain. After years of plotting, evil mastermind Eugenius finds he may actually succeed in taking over the world—if he can only defeat his worst enemy.

From the twisted mind of Vancouver’s own Daniel Galiano, Little Mountain Lion presents this new comedy about a day in the life of a comic book bad guy. 

Underrepresented Artists: This show features actors of colour.

14+ / Coarse Language

9/9/2016 To 9/18/2016
Portuguese Buns Productions Vancouver, CanadaPlaywrights: Maria J. Cruz and Sandra Medeiros Come immerse yourself in food, drink, and story! Festa! is an inter-generational storytelling experience about growing up as children of Portuguese immigrants in East Vancouver. This dramedy will explore the triumphs and tragedies of being Portuguese-Canadian—when you grow up, what gets passed on and what gets passed over? The performance on September 13 at 7:00 is half-price!This show is donating partial profits to the Performing Arts Lodge!Underrepresented Artist: This show features a cast and creative team of women.14+
FESTA!

Portuguese Buns Productions
Vancouver, Canada
Playwrights: Maria J. Cruz and Sandra Medeiros

Come immerse yourself in food, drink, and story! Festa! is an inter-generational storytelling experience about growing up as children of Portuguese immigrants in East Vancouver. This dramedy will explore the triumphs and tragedies of being Portuguese-Canadian—when you grow up, what gets passed on and what gets passed over?

The performance on September 13 at 7:00 is half-price!


This show is donating partial profits to the Performing Arts Lodge!

Underrepresented Artist: This show features a cast and creative team of women.

14+

9/9/2016 To 9/18/2016
Walking Shadow Vancouver, Canada Playwright: Daniel K. McLeod  Just Watch Me premiered at the 2015 Vancouver Fringe and was seen by over 400 people. A coming of age satirical tale set in the present day and during the October Crisis of 1970, the show correctly predicted the 2015 Federal Election results. With live original music, for 2016 Just Watch Me has been updated and expanded to 90 minutes. Pierre and Justin sing solos. We will rock you! “This is a really good show on so many levels. Sell it out!” —Plank Magazine The performance on September 9 at 7:15 is half-price!Smoke / Fog
Just Watch Me: A Trudeau Rock Musical

Walking Shadow
Vancouver, Canada
Playwright: Daniel K. McLeod 

Just Watch Me premiered at the 2015 Vancouver Fringe and was seen by over 400 people. A coming of age satirical tale set in the present day and during the October Crisis of 1970, the show correctly predicted the 2015 Federal Election results. With live original music, for 2016 Just Watch Me has been updated and expanded to 90 minutes. Pierre and Justin sing solos. We will rock you!

“This is a really good show on so many levels. Sell it out!” —Plank Magazine

The performance on September 9 at 7:15 is half-price!

Smoke / Fog

9/9/2016 To 9/18/2016
And Bella Collective Vancouver, Canada Playwright: Sally Stubbs An action packed drama with heart, humour, live music, and song inspired by Vancouver’s first women police officers. It’s 1912. Can the two Constables save a young woman from a life on the streets? Will they find their way in a police department and city driven by men? Will running after criminals while wearing floor-length skirts ever get easier? Winner Enbridge Theatre Projects Award, Playwright Multi-Award Winning Team: Director Sarah Rodgers & Leanna Brodie, Sarah Roa, Matt Grinke, Sarah Louise Turner, Simon Webb, & Sarah May Redmond14+
And Bella Sang With Us

And Bella Collective
Vancouver, Canada
Playwright: Sally Stubbs

An action packed drama with heart, humour, live music, and song inspired by Vancouver’s first women police officers. It’s 1912. Can the two Constables save a young woman from a life on the streets? Will they find their way in a police department and city driven by men? Will running after criminals while wearing floor-length skirts ever get easier?

Winner Enbridge Theatre Projects Award, Playwright
Multi-Award Winning Team: Director Sarah Rodgers & Leanna Brodie, Sarah Roa, Matt Grinke, Sarah Louise Turner, Simon Webb, & Sarah May Redmond

14+

9/9/2016 To 9/17/2016
better than tteeVy productions Coquitlam, Canada Playwright: Yvette Dudley-Neuman Fierce, funny, and fearless, follow Fran and friends on this fast-paced frolic. Experience Fran’s unrelenting compulsion to explore The “F” Words from Fat, Forty, Forgotten, and F**cked to F***. Winner of Honourable Mention (Theatre BC Play Writing Competition) this multi-media solo-show is “lively, tough, sexy, hilarious, relatable, and transformational! Lots of fun. A look at beauty, aging, social media in a fun hip way.” —Juror 1 “This is a lively, tough sexy script. A real mouthful for a middle aged woman. The whole F word thing is great.” —Juror 3 The performance on September 11 at 12:30 is half-price!Underrepresented artist: this show features a female creator and performer in the disability community.This show is donating partial profits to the Performing Arts Lodge!Coarse Language
The 'F' Words

better than tteeVy productions
Coquitlam, Canada
Playwright: Yvette Dudley-Neuman

Fierce, funny, and fearless, follow Fran and friends on this fast-paced frolic. Experience Fran’s unrelenting compulsion to explore The “F” Words from Fat, Forty, Forgotten, and F**cked to F***.

Winner of Honourable Mention (Theatre BC Play Writing Competition) this multi-media solo-show is “lively, tough, sexy, hilarious, relatable, and transformational! Lots of fun. A look at beauty, aging, social media in a fun hip way.” —Juror 1
“This is a lively, tough sexy script. A real mouthful for a middle aged woman. The whole F word thing is great.” —Juror 3

The performance on September 11 at 12:30 is half-price!

Underrepresented artist: this show features a female creator and performer in the disability community.

This show is donating partial profits to the Performing Arts Lodge!


Coarse Language

9/9/2016 To 9/18/2016
Strange Visitations Ottawa, Canada Playwright: Kevin Reid The hit of the 2014 Fresh Meat Festival (Ottawa, ON) comes West!A lonely, simple man tries his hand at speed dating with comically disastrous results. Rapid fire interactions with increasingly bizarre daters lead to danger, magic, disco dance-offs, and… true love? Or will the bell ring too soon? A silent clown romantic comedy like no other. “Clearly a cut above the rest at this year’s festival... Wonderfully clever.” —The New Ottawa Critics
Faster Than The Speed Of Dating

Strange Visitations
Ottawa, Canada
Playwright: Kevin Reid

The hit of the 2014 Fresh Meat Festival (Ottawa, ON) comes West!

A lonely, simple man tries his hand at speed dating with comically disastrous results. Rapid fire interactions with increasingly bizarre daters lead to danger, magic, disco dance-offs, and… true love? Or will the bell ring too soon? A silent clown romantic comedy like no other.

“Clearly a cut above the rest at this year’s festival... Wonderfully clever.” —The New Ottawa Critics

9/9/2016 To 9/17/2016
In a music scene known for its detached indifference, Aleisha Kalina and Evan Miller are a breath of fresh air. Together they are The Wild Romantics, a band that delivers passionate, hooky, sincere Rock and Roll. Come dance like no one is watching! They will be.thewildromantics.bandcamp.comPlease 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 1531 Johnston Street on Granville Island to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!19+
The Wild Romantics

In a music scene known for its detached indifference, Aleisha Kalina and Evan Miller are a breath of fresh air. Together they are The Wild Romantics, a band that delivers passionate, hooky, sincere Rock and Roll. Come dance like no one is watching! They will be.

thewildromantics.bandcamp.com

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 1531 Johnston Street on Granville Island to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!

19+

9/9/2016 8:00 PM
Bleeding Heart Theatre Vancouver, Canada Playwright: Michelle Deines  Diane is a jaded arts critic who glories in writing bloodthirsty reviews for the shows she thinks are sub-standard—which are most of them. Maya is a starlet who has been on a string of luck and therefore sees nothing but possibility. A dark comedy, A Dog at a Feast examines the power of the fear of judgement, and how we are all our own worst critics. “A lot of fun, and with an underlying poignancy that is well-earned. Humperdinck should be proud.” — Shawn Conner, Vancouver Sun on I Am the Bastard Daughter of Engelbert Humperdinck
A Dog at a Feast

Bleeding Heart Theatre
Vancouver, Canada
Playwright: Michelle Deines 

Diane is a jaded arts critic who glories in writing bloodthirsty reviews for the shows she thinks are sub-standard—which are most of them. Maya is a starlet who has been on a string of luck and therefore sees nothing but possibility. A dark comedy, A Dog at a Feast examines the power of the fear of judgement, and how we are all our own worst critics.

“A lot of fun, and with an underlying poignancy that is well-earned. Humperdinck should be proud.” — Shawn Conner, Vancouver Sun on I Am the Bastard Daughter of Engelbert Humperdinck

9/9/2016 To 9/17/2016
John Grady New York, USA  Best of Fest award-winning artist (Dog Years and Little Pussy) and former Ballet BC performer, John Grady, known for his performances Off-Broadway in Blue Man Group and Spalding Gray: Stories Left To Tell, tells the story of his mother’s journey into dementia, confronting the inevitable truth of aging, and coming to terms with his own mortality. Beautifully moving. “Everything about The Old Woman has a deliberate grace borne from Grady’s quiet tallness.” —The Marble, Victoria The performance on September 11 at 2:15 is half-price!14+
The Old Woman

John Grady
New York, USA 
 
Best of Fest award-winning artist (Dog Years and Little Pussy) and former Ballet BC performer, John Grady, known for his performances Off-Broadway in Blue Man Group and Spalding Gray: Stories Left To Tell, tells the story of his mother’s journey into dementia, confronting the inevitable truth of aging, and coming to terms with his own mortality. Beautifully moving.

“Everything about The Old Woman has a deliberate grace borne from Grady’s quiet tallness.” —The Marble, Victoria

The performance on September 11 at 2:15 is half-price!

14+

9/9/2016 To 9/17/2016
Starting From Scratch Vancouver, Canada Playwright: Mark Hughes  “How much time am I doing?” is a question that Mark Hughes has asked in a couple different contexts. Shining a light on the path from his dark and grim past of street life, addiction, and prison to the introspective and playful present of stand up comedy—never stopping along the way to observe taboos. After all, how can your life be taboo?  The performance on September 9 at 8:30 is half-price!This show is donating partial profits to the Performing Arts Lodge!18+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content /  Violent Content
Tragedy + Time Served = Comedy
Starting From Scratch
Vancouver, Canada
Playwright: Mark Hughes 

“How much time am I doing?” is a question that Mark Hughes has asked in a couple different contexts. Shining a light on the path from his dark and grim past of street life, addiction, and prison to the introspective and playful present of stand up comedy—never stopping along the way to observe taboos. After all, how can your life be taboo? 

The performance on September 9 at 8:30 is half-price!

This show is donating partial profits to the Performing Arts Lodge!

18+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content /  Violent Content
9/9/2016 To 9/17/2016
Generation Hot is a group of fiercely courageous young artists responding to the climate crisis through new performances. They are connecting to this unprecedented era with irreverence, compassion, intelligence, poetry, intimacy, heart, and spectacle.  Generation Hot artists are mentored by The Only Animal’s co-founder Eric Rhys Miller and mia susan amir of The Story We Be. Living On The GridWriter: Olivia EteyDirector: Jonathan GreenwayA relentlessly topical story rooted in love between Vancouverite Jocelyn, and the tree in her backyard, who can only become human for five months.Course LanguageSaving MotherLead Artist: Crystal Smith Saving Mother is an interdisciplinary play that shines a light on the connection between Indigenous women and our Mother Earth, yet highlights the violence that is often felt by the hands of both colonialism and capitalism.Apocalypse ParadeLead artists/collaborators: June Fukumura & Keely O'BrienProduced by: Popcorn GalaxiesHalf carnival pageant, half funeral march, Apocalypse Parade invites you to draw from a hat to decide the fate of human life on Earth. Music, glitter, and spectable open the doors to parallel universe futures of our climate: one jubilant, the other catastrophic. Which will you choose?All ages
Generation Hot: Program B
Generation Hot is a group of fiercely courageous young artists responding to the climate crisis through new performances. They are connecting to this unprecedented era with irreverence, compassion, intelligence, poetry, intimacy, heart, and spectacle.  Generation Hot artists are mentored by The Only Animal’s co-founder Eric Rhys Miller and mia susan amir of The Story We Be. 

Living On The Grid

Writer: Olivia Etey
Director: Jonathan Greenway

A relentlessly topical story rooted in love between Vancouverite Jocelyn, and the tree in her backyard, who can only become human for five months.

Course Language

Saving Mother

Lead Artist: Crystal Smith

Saving Mother is an interdisciplinary play that shines a light on the connection between Indigenous women and our Mother Earth, yet highlights the violence that is often felt by the hands of both colonialism and capitalism.

Apocalypse Parade

Lead artists/collaborators: June Fukumura & Keely O'Brien
Produced by: Popcorn Galaxies

Half carnival pageant, half funeral march, Apocalypse Parade invites you to draw from a hat to decide the fate of human life on Earth. Music, glitter, and spectable open the doors to parallel universe futures of our climate: one jubilant, the other catastrophic. Which will you choose?

All ages
9/9/2016 To 9/17/2016
RibbitRePublic Jersey City, USAPlaywright: Kurt Fitzpatrick Tara Travis ('Til Death, The Unfortunate Ruth), Jon Paterson (Hockey Night at the Puck and Pickle Pub), and Kurt Fitzpatrick play a cast of thousands in this epic tour de force in which every Best Picture Oscar winner is lampooned in 60 minutes! Fringe Patrons’ Pick in Winnipeg & OrlandoSOLD OUT at the Vancouver Fringe 2014“Two thumbs-up.” —Orlando Weekly“One helluva movie mashup.” —Edmonton Journal“Hilarious and will appeal to film buffs and comedy fans alike.” —Vancouverscape 14+
Best Picture

RibbitRePublic
Jersey City, USA
Playwright: Kurt Fitzpatrick

Tara Travis ('Til Death, The Unfortunate Ruth), Jon Paterson (Hockey Night at the Puck and Pickle Pub), and Kurt Fitzpatrick play a cast of thousands in this epic tour de force in which every Best Picture Oscar winner is lampooned in 60 minutes!

Fringe Patrons’ Pick in Winnipeg & Orlando
SOLD OUT at the Vancouver Fringe 2014
“Two thumbs-up.” —Orlando Weekly
“One helluva movie mashup.” —Edmonton Journal
“Hilarious and will appeal to film buffs and comedy fans alike.” —Vancouverscape

14+

9/9/2016 To 9/17/2016
Husky Guy Productions Vancouver, Canada Looking for a few laughs? A bit of fun? Check us out! A troupe of Vancouver performers have created comedy sketches to make you smile, titter, chuckle, giggle, and all-out guffaw. A show that’s just for the Fringe of it! From the company that brought you the Fringe hits High Life, The Spice of Life, Baby with the Bathwater, and Beyond Therapy. Enjoy the Fringe. Sketch Ya Later! “Just the thing if you want something light and not too spicy for a late-summer evening snack.” —Jerry Wasserman, Vancouver Plays (for previous show, Spice of Life) The performance on September 10 at 10:30 is half-price!14+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content / Nudity / Gunshots
Sketch Ya Later!

Husky Guy Productions
Vancouver, Canada

Looking for a few laughs? A bit of fun? Check us out! A troupe of Vancouver performers have created comedy sketches to make you smile, titter, chuckle, giggle, and all-out guffaw. A show that’s just for the Fringe of it! From the company that brought you the Fringe hits High Life, The Spice of Life, Baby with the Bathwater, and Beyond Therapy. Enjoy the Fringe. Sketch Ya Later!

“Just the thing if you want something light and not too spicy for a late-summer evening snack.” —Jerry Wasserman, Vancouver Plays (for previous show, Spice of Life)

The performance on September 10 at 10:30 is half-price!

14+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content / Nudity / Gunshots

9/9/2016 To 9/17/2016
Byrd Entertainment Ltd Edmonton, Canada Playwright: Michael Moore Ever been to a rave? Are you rave curious? Do your kids go and not tell you about their night? This outrageous comedic epic tale brings that world to life. Experience three days of madness, surviving overdosed nights, and dancing to forget, in this hour long journey of factual experiences.14+ / Coarse Language
3 Day Rave

Byrd Entertainment Ltd
Edmonton, Canada
Playwright: Michael Moore
 
Ever been to a rave? Are you rave curious? Do your kids go and not tell you about their night? This outrageous comedic epic tale brings that world to life. Experience three days of madness, surviving overdosed nights, and dancing to forget, in this hour long journey of factual experiences.

14+ / Coarse Language

9/9/2016 To 9/17/2016
Martin Dockery and Concrete Drops Brooklyn, USA Battle lines are drawn with deceit and desire as a singer and producer attempt to record a song. The creators of Moonlight After Midnight (Martin Dockery & Vanessa Quesnelle) return with a brand new, high-octane drama about love, fear, and desperation. **** “Dockery and Quesnelle need little more than their inherent magnetism and the chemistry between them to hold an audience in thrall.” —CBC“Captures the essence of theatre, the essence of performativity, perhaps captured better than any other writing for the stage  I have ever seen.” —Capital Critics’ Circle, OttawaThe performance on September 9 at 8:45 is half-price!14+
Love Is A Battlefield

Martin Dockery and Concrete Drops 
Brooklyn, USA

Battle lines are drawn with deceit and desire as a singer and producer attempt to record a song. The creators of Moonlight After Midnight (Martin Dockery & Vanessa Quesnelle) return with a brand new, high-octane drama about love, fear, and desperation.

**** “Dockery and Quesnelle need little more than their inherent magnetism and the chemistry between them to hold an audience in thrall.” —CBC
“Captures the essence of theatre, the essence of performativity, perhaps captured better than any other writing for the stage  I have ever seen.” —Capital Critics’ Circle, Ottawa

The performance on September 9 at 8:45 is half-price!

14+

9/9/2016 To 9/17/2016
Wooden Horsemen are an army of Vancouver’s finest musicians. Leading the charge is Steven Beddall, an unapologetically curious songwriter, constantly leading his troops into unexplored territory. Not to be missed.facebook.com/woodenhorsemenPlease 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 1531 Johnston Street on Granville Island to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!19+
Wooden Horsemen

Wooden Horsemen are an army of Vancouver’s finest musicians. Leading the charge is Steven Beddall, an unapologetically curious songwriter, constantly leading his troops into unexplored territory. Not to be missed.
facebook.com/woodenhorsemen

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 1531 Johnston Street on Granville Island to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!

19+

9/9/2016 9:00 PM
Randy RossSomerville, USA A chronically single guy takes a trip around world looking for the woman of his dreams. An unflinching look at how men feel about sex, love, marriage, and massage parlors. **** “Ross’s honesty makes the self-deprecating voyage of sometimes-lurid discovery a lot of fun to watch.” —Winnipeg Free Press“It is funny, sometimes raw, and never preachy.” —DCMetro Theater Arts“Sharply funny…a quality solo show.” —FringeReview UK The performance on September 10 at 5:00 is half-price!18+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content
The Chronic Single's Handbook

Randy Ross
Somerville, USA

A chronically single guy takes a trip around world looking for the woman of his dreams. An unflinching look at how men feel about sex, love, marriage, and massage parlors.

**** “Ross’s honesty makes the self-deprecating voyage of sometimes-lurid discovery a lot of fun to watch.” —Winnipeg Free Press
“It is funny, sometimes raw, and never preachy.” —DCMetro Theater Arts
“Sharply funny…a quality solo show.” —FringeReview UK

The performance on September 10 at 5:00 is half-price!

18+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content

9/9/2016 To 9/14/2016
HappyGoodThings Productions North Vancouver, Canada Playwright: Beverley Elliott  2014 Pick of the Fringe winner, Beverley Elliott is back with a romp through her early years. It’s Little House on the Prairie meets Lord of the Flies as she trades the safety of the family farm for the thugs of a one-room school. Through story and song, she navigates those first big adventures, betrayals, and epiphanies that shape us all into the adults we become.“An amazingly generous performer. Icing on this cake is her gorgeous voice.” —Jo Ledingham, Vancouver Courier Underrepresented Artist: this show features LGBTQ+ production team members.
Sink or Swim

HappyGoodThings Productions
North Vancouver, Canada
Playwright: Beverley Elliott 

2014 Pick of the Fringe winner, Beverley Elliott is back with a romp through her early years. It’s Little House on the Prairie meets Lord of the Flies as she trades the safety of the family farm for the thugs of a one-room school. Through story and song, she navigates those first big adventures, betrayals, and epiphanies that shape us all into the adults we become.

“An amazingly generous performer. Icing on this cake is her gorgeous voice.” —Jo Ledingham, Vancouver Courier

Underrepresented Artist: this show features LGBTQ+ production team members.

9/9/2016 To 9/15/2016
Strange Cat ProductionsVancouver, Canada Playwright: Keith Opatovsky  A very married man tries to to meet a very pretty girl at a bar while pretending his very alive wife is dead.  18+ / Coarse Language
Widow: A Comedy

Strange Cat Productions
Vancouver, Canada
Playwright: Keith Opatovsky 

A very married man tries to to meet a very pretty girl at a bar while pretending his very alive wife is dead. 

18+ / Coarse Language

9/9/2016 To 9/18/2016
Beyond Spike Productions L'île Perrot, Canada Playwright: Thomas “Mudd” MonahanHis name is Mudd. A simple heart, a simple mind. A foot soldier of naivety marches through a world of complexities. Stuff will happen!!! Come watch the madness of his efforts. A wacky dance of joys and sorrows. Go Mudd Go!The performance on September 9 at 9:30 is half-price!14+ / Nudity / Strobe Lights / Smoke Fog
WHODOO

Beyond Spike Productions
L'île Perrot, Canada
Playwright: Thomas “Mudd” Monahan

His name is Mudd. A simple heart, a simple mind. A foot soldier of naivety marches through a world of complexities. Stuff will happen!!! Come watch the madness of his efforts. A wacky dance of joys and sorrows. Go Mudd Go!

The performance on September 9 at 9:30 is half-price!

14+ / Nudity / Strobe Lights / Smoke Fog

9/9/2016 To 9/18/2016
Aenigma Theatre Coquitlam, Canada Playwright: Christopher Shinn  Aenigma Theatre returns to the Fringe for the third time, following The Zoo Story and Blackbird! A young therapist is confronted by her late husband’s identical twin brother a year after his death. With two actors playing three characters, the play alternates between the present and past, revealing some unsettling truths in their intense interaction. “Dying City is the finest new American play I’ve seen in a long while … a political play and also a psychodrama” —New York Observer “Dying City raises obvious, important issues in anything but obvious ways.” —The New York Times The performance on September 9 at 9:40 is half-price!14+ / Coarse Language
Dying City

Aenigma Theatre
Coquitlam, Canada
Playwright: Christopher Shinn 
Aenigma Theatre returns to the Fringe for the third time, following The Zoo Story and Blackbird!

A young therapist is confronted by her late husband’s identical twin brother a year after his death. With two actors playing three characters, the play alternates between the present and past, revealing some unsettling truths in their intense interaction.

“Dying City is the finest new American play I’ve seen in a long while … a political play and also a psychodrama” —New York Observer
“Dying City raises obvious, important issues in anything but obvious ways.” —The New York Times

The performance on September 9 at 9:40 is half-price!

14+ / Coarse Language

9/9/2016 To 9/17/2016
Electric Company Theatre Vancouver, Canada Playwright: Jonathon Young Internationally acclaimed Electric Company Theatre returns to the Vancouver Fringe to celebrate their 20th Anniversary Season. Great Day For Up is a solo ascent toward an impossible outcome. The plot is treacherous, the hero is weighed down, the rising action goes sideways, but the view is sublime. “Electric Company has conjured a pantheon of anti-heroes, each hobbled by his or her own artistic inquiry. Critics and audiences have been enamoured.” —Michael Harris, The Walrus, September 2012.
Great Day For Up

Electric Company Theatre
Vancouver, Canada
Playwright: Jonathon Young

Internationally acclaimed Electric Company Theatre returns to the Vancouver Fringe to celebrate their 20th Anniversary Season. Great Day For Up is a solo ascent toward an impossible outcome. The plot is treacherous, the hero is weighed down, the rising action goes sideways, but the view is sublime.

“Electric Company has conjured a pantheon of anti-heroes, each hobbled by his or her own artistic inquiry. Critics and audiences have been enamoured.” —Michael Harris, The Walrus, September 2012.

9/9/2016 To 9/12/2016
May Can Theatre Ottawa, Canada Playwrights: Tony Adams, Cory Thibert & Madeleine Boyes-Manseau Happiness™ is the immersive self-help seminar for anyone who’s ever wanted it all—and is willing to pay for it! Experience HPL™’s answer to universal unhappiness, hosted by spokesmen: James Lemon and Peter Barrel. A glimpse backstage threatens to undermine their shiny exteriors: Can two men who really don't know happiness sell it? ***** “The duo’s flawless performance is a study in perfectly realized theatrical teamwork.” —Winnipeg Free Press “Adams and Thibert deliver high-energy, spot-on performances.” —CBC Manitoba The performance on September 9 at 10:20 is half-price!14+ / Coarse Language / Violent Content
Happiness™

May Can Theatre
Ottawa, Canada
Playwrights: Tony Adams, Cory Thibert & Madeleine Boyes-Manseau

Happiness™ is the immersive self-help seminar for anyone who’s ever wanted it all—and is willing to pay for it! Experience HPL™’s answer to universal unhappiness, hosted by spokesmen: James Lemon and Peter Barrel. A glimpse backstage threatens to undermine their shiny exteriors: Can two men who really don't know happiness sell it?

***** “The duo’s flawless performance is a study in perfectly realized theatrical teamwork.” —Winnipeg Free Press
“Adams and Thibert deliver high-energy, spot-on performances.” —CBC Manitoba

The performance on September 9 at 10:20 is half-price!

14+ / Coarse Language / Violent Content

9/9/2016 To 9/17/2016
The After Party Girls Burnaby, Canada Playwrights: Katey Hoffman & Cheyenne Mabberley  Directed by Kayvon KellyJules and Fiona are best friends. That’s because no one else likes them. Jules and Fiona make their own party. That’s because they’re never invited to the real party. The After After Party explores the ruthlessness of high school politics, the all-consuming need to be liked, the omnipresent (whatever that is), and above all, friendship. “If this were a late-night sketch comedy show on the Comedy Network I would subscribe just to be able to watch these two. Forget Saunders and French, meet Hoffman and Mabberley.” —Mark Robins, Vancouver PresentsThe performance on September 11 at 1:00 is half-price!Underrepresented Artist: This show features a cast of women.18+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content
The After After Party

The After Party Girls
Burnaby, Canada
Playwrights: Katey Hoffman & Cheyenne Mabberley 
Directed by Kayvon Kelly

Jules and Fiona are best friends. That’s because no one else likes them. Jules and Fiona make their own party. That’s because they’re never invited to the real party. The After After Party explores the ruthlessness of high school politics, the all-consuming need to be liked, the omnipresent (whatever that is), and above all, friendship.

“If this were a late-night sketch comedy show on the Comedy Network I would subscribe just to be able to watch these two. Forget Saunders and French, meet Hoffman and Mabberley.” —Mark Robins, Vancouver Presents

The performance on September 11 at 1:00 is half-price!

Underrepresented Artist: This show features a cast of women.

18+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content

9/9/2016 To 9/17/2016
Active Salad Productions Victoria, Canada Playwrights: Ron Fromstein & Jeff Leard Jeff Leard returns to Vancouver with his new fast paced solo Sci-Fi comedy. It’s got everything you’d expect from a big budget silver screen spectacular: action... romance... socialist undertones… cool special effects... a stool. ***** “If you want to see the best one-man show at the fringe this year, then blast off with Zach Zultana.” —Edmonton Sun ***** “An uproariously hilarious space opera of the highest calibre.” —On Stage Ottawa 14+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content
The Jupiter Rebellion: A Zach Zultana Adventure

Active Salad Productions
Victoria, Canada
Playwrights: Ron Fromstein & Jeff Leard

Jeff Leard returns to Vancouver with his new fast paced solo Sci-Fi comedy. It’s got everything you’d expect from a big budget silver screen spectacular: action... romance... socialist undertones… cool special effects... a stool.

***** “If you want to see the best one-man show at the fringe this year, then blast off with Zach Zultana.” —Edmonton Sun
***** “An uproariously hilarious space opera of the highest calibre.” —On Stage Ottawa

14+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content

9/9/2016 To 9/17/2016
Toronto, Canada Playwrights: Adam Francis Proulx & Kira Hall  Two public television puppeteers are under increasing scrutiny after a scandal hits the network in this new comedy which is half adult tragicomedy and half children’s television show. Original music! Codependency! PUPPETS!! Two award-winning solo artists are collaborating on this project… and they do NOT play well with others.  The performance on September 9 at 10:30 is half-price!The performance on Thursday, September 15 at 8:30pm will be interpreted into ASL! If you require reserved seating to view the interpreter, please contact our Box Office at boxoffice@vancouverfringe.com!14+
Does Not Play Well With Others

Toronto, Canada
Playwrights: Adam Francis Proulx & Kira Hall 

Two public television puppeteers are under increasing scrutiny after a scandal hits the network in this new comedy which is half adult tragicomedy and half children’s television show. Original music! Codependency! PUPPETS!! Two award-winning solo artists are collaborating on this project… and they do NOT play well with others. 

The performance on September 9 at 10:30 is half-price!

The performance on Thursday, September 15 at 8:30pm will be interpreted into ASL! If you require reserved seating to view the interpreter, please contact our Box Office at boxoffice@vancouverfringe.com!

14+

9/9/2016 To 9/17/2016
Devon More Music Vancouver, Canada Visit the city at the centre of the 20th century—without leaving the Fringe! Set to the original tunes of Devon More, this Cold War Cabaret features sock puppets, secret police, and stories from BOTH sides of that infamous Wall. Fast-paced and rich in unexpected detail. Come waltz with Lady Berlin—if you dare... “More’s Berlin Waltz stands as a love letter to a city, an intimate encounter between biography and history, and also, a call for action.” —Joyful Magpies The performance on September 9 at 10:30 is half-price!Underrepresented artists: this show features a female creator and performer.This show is donating partial profits to the Performing Arts Lodge!14+
Berlin Waltz

Devon More Music
Vancouver, Canada

Visit the city at the centre of the 20th century—without leaving the Fringe! Set to the original tunes of Devon More, this Cold War Cabaret features sock puppets, secret police, and stories from BOTH sides of that infamous Wall. Fast-paced and rich in unexpected detail. Come waltz with Lady Berlin—if you dare...

“More’s Berlin Waltz stands as a love letter to a city, an intimate encounter between biography and history, and also, a call for action.” —Joyful Magpies

The performance on September 9 at 10:30 is half-price!

Underrepresented artists: this show features a female creator and performer.

This show is donating partial profits to the Performing Arts Lodge!

14+

9/9/2016 To 9/17/2016
you & i Theatre Vancouver, Canada Playwrights: Ming Hudson & Kevin Kraussler  What if someone you loved was diagnosed with a mental illness? What is it like to have a family member with schizophrenia? This new offering from you & i Theatre explores these questions through the real life experiences of one of the performers and delves into the mysterious history of the first diagnosed case of the illness. This is a must-see.  14+
The Air Loom

you & i Theatre
Vancouver, Canada
Playwrights: Ming Hudson & Kevin Kraussler 

What if someone you loved was diagnosed with a mental illness? What is it like to have a family member with schizophrenia? This new offering from you & i Theatre explores these questions through the real life experiences of one of the performers and delves into the mysterious history of the first diagnosed case of the illness. This is a must-see. 

14+

9/9/2016 To 9/18/2016
Hip.Bang! Vancouver, Canada Playwrights: Devin Mackenzie & Tom Hill Vancouver favourites Hip.Bang! are a comedy duo you may recognize from Just For Laughs, Vancouver TheatreSports League, Blind Tiger Comedy, or their series Pitch Men. Inspired by a single suggestion, Hip.Bang! Improv ranges from playful, absurd, game-filled romps to more story-driven affairs. Laughs guaranteed. Canadian Comedy Award, Best Improv Group, Nominees ***** —Vancouver Sun Best of the Fest, Edmonton Fringe —Vue Weekly **** —CBC / Winnipeg Free Press / Vue Weekly “World-class.” —Curtain Up, NYC 
Hip.Bang! Improv

Hip.Bang!
Vancouver, Canada
Playwrights: Devin Mackenzie & Tom Hill 

Vancouver favourites Hip.Bang! are a comedy duo you may recognize from Just For Laughs, Vancouver TheatreSports League, Blind Tiger Comedy, or their series Pitch Men. Inspired by a single suggestion, Hip.Bang! Improv ranges from playful, absurd, game-filled romps to more story-driven affairs. Laughs guaranteed.

Canadian Comedy Award, Best Improv Group, Nominees
***** —Vancouver Sun
Best of the Fest, Edmonton Fringe —Vue Weekly
**** —CBC / Winnipeg Free Press / Vue Weekly
“World-class.” —Curtain Up, NYC 

9/10/2016 To 9/18/2016
a Sisson Sisters Act Coquitlam, Canada Co-creators Cydney Eva & Lindy Sisson  What steps will this mother-daughter dancing duo come up with together in this hysterical historical groovy dance down memory lane? Can go-go and Al Gilbert’s jazz technique hold up to vogue and waacking? Get up and get down—cause it’s going to be fun and funky! Warning: includes learning the “car dance” and a few of Grandpa’s vaudeville skits. The performance on September 14 at 9:30 is half-price!14+ / Sexual Content
I Have My Own Steps Mom

a Sisson Sisters Act
Coquitlam, Canada
Co-creators Cydney Eva & Lindy Sisson 

What steps will this mother-daughter dancing duo come up with together in this hysterical historical groovy dance down memory lane? Can go-go and Al Gilbert’s jazz technique hold up to vogue and waacking? Get up and get down—cause it’s going to be fun and funky!

Warning: includes learning the “car dance” and a few of Grandpa’s vaudeville skits.

The performance on September 14 at 9:30 is half-price!

14+ / Sexual Content

9/10/2016 To 9/18/2016
big word performance poetry Camberley, United Kingdom Travel first. Ask questions later.Follow Jem’s intercontinental trail of comic blunders.As he sheds dignity and skins.In jungles, markets, citadels, and more.On a hearty quest to lose himself.***** Saskatoon StarPhoenix 2015. He meets dragons. He eats his own face. He is the heroic survivor of the epic of his own stupidity. ***** “Dynamic, riveting, hilarious... A high performance master.” —Winnipeg Free Press“Hilarious... A true Fringe gem.” —Toronto Now“Absolute master... Sharp stand-up... Bravo.” —Vancouver Sun  14+
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big word performance poetry
Camberley, United Kingdom

Travel first. Ask questions later.
Follow Jem’s intercontinental trail of comic blunders.
As he sheds dignity and skins.
In jungles, markets, citadels, and more.
On a hearty quest to lose himself.

***** Saskatoon StarPhoenix 2015.
He meets dragons. He eats his own face. He is the heroic survivor of the epic of his own stupidity.
***** “Dynamic, riveting, hilarious... A high performance master.” —Winnipeg Free Press
“Hilarious... A true Fringe gem.” —Toronto Now
“Absolute master... Sharp stand-up... Bravo.” —Vancouver Sun 

14+

9/10/2016 To 9/18/2016
Generation Hot is a group of fiercely courageous young artists responding to the climate crisis through new performances. They are connecting to this unprecedented era with irreverence, compassion, intelligence, poetry, intimacy, heart, and spectacle.  Generation Hot artists are mentored by The Only Animal’s co-founder Eric Rhys Miller and mia susan amir of The Story We Be. The Lilacs That Come a Month Early Are Still So BeautifulLead Artist: Ariel Martz-OberlanderA grandmother, millennials, a woman coming to terms with abuse, and The Last of His Kind all share the stage. What is the everyday normalcy of climate change, or the deep abnormality of ignoring a crisis so large it already affects everyone? The characters struggle to hold onto the answers even as a world that ended five minutes ago slips away.Cosmic JusticeCreated by Nelson Ellis & Howard DaiProduced by Two Gents of New WestBy order of the Planet NewHope Superior Court, you are hereby summoned to appear for jury duty at the time and date indicated above, for the taping of the reality show Cosmic Justice. Do we allow the human race to join us on a new planet? The future of NeverLand is in your hands.14+ / Mature Content / Coarse Language  
Generation Hot: Program C

Generation Hot is a group of fiercely courageous young artists responding to the climate crisis through new performances. They are connecting to this unprecedented era with irreverence, compassion, intelligence, poetry, intimacy, heart, and spectacle.  Generation Hot artists are mentored by The Only Animal’s co-founder Eric Rhys Miller and mia susan amir of The Story We Be

The Lilacs That Come a Month Early Are Still So Beautiful
Lead Artist: Ariel Martz-Oberlander
A grandmother, millennials, a woman coming to terms with abuse, and The Last of His Kind all share the stage. What is the everyday normalcy of climate change, or the deep abnormality of ignoring a crisis so large it already affects everyone? The characters struggle to hold onto the answers even as a world that ended five minutes ago slips away.

Cosmic Justice
Created by Nelson Ellis & Howard Dai
Produced by Two Gents of New West
By order of the Planet NewHope Superior Court, you are hereby summoned to appear for jury duty at the time and date indicated above, for the taping of the reality show Cosmic Justice. Do we allow the human race to join us on a new planet? The future of NeverLand is in your hands.

14+ / Mature Content / Coarse Language

 

 

9/10/2016 To 9/17/2016
Mind of a Snail Puppet Co. Vancouver, Canada A surreal quest into the microscopic innards of a mythical beast. We’re going viral! Funny, beautiful, and strange with handmade layered projections and an original musical soundtrack. A brand new large-scale shadow theatre spectacle from the creators of Caws & Effect.For Adults & Kids 8+***** “A fantastical, unique experience.” —Torontoist ***** “A gorgeous and wondrous work of art.” —CBC ***** “It’s stunning and hilarious to witness the wizardry these two artists spin with such simple elements.” —Vue WeeklyThe performance on September 12 at 9:45 is half-price! 
Curious Contagious

Mind of a Snail Puppet Co.
Vancouver, Canada

A surreal quest into the microscopic innards of a mythical beast. We’re going viral! Funny, beautiful, and strange with handmade layered projections and an original musical soundtrack. A brand new large-scale shadow theatre spectacle from the creators of Caws & Effect.

For Adults & Kids 8+

***** “A fantastical, unique experience.” —Torontoist
***** “A gorgeous and wondrous work of art.” —CBC
***** “It’s stunning and hilarious to witness the wizardry these two artists spin with such simple elements.” —Vue Weekly

The performance on September 12 at 9:45 is half-price! 

9/10/2016 To 9/18/2016
Bad Joke Theatre Fort Langley, Canada Playwright: Arthur Schnitzler, translated by A. Koren, adapted by Dylan Coulter  1890. Vienna. Ten encounters on a breakneck path through a chain of lovers. At once funny and dangerous, both old and new, this play feels disturbingly relevant for a piece that was first read aloud in the year 1900. A glimpse into relationships centered around sex between a group of characters who play each other for power.  The performance on September 10 at 6:45 is half-price!14+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content
Hands Around

Bad Joke Theatre
Fort Langley, Canada
Playwright: Arthur Schnitzler, translated by A. Koren, adapted by Dylan Coulter 

1890. Vienna. Ten encounters on a breakneck path through a chain of lovers. At once funny and dangerous, both old and new, this play feels disturbingly relevant for a piece that was first read aloud in the year 1900. A glimpse into relationships centered around sex between a group of characters who play each other for power. 

The performance on September 10 at 6:45 is half-price!


14+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content

9/10/2016 To 9/18/2016
OhMyGAD Theatre Saskatoon, Canada Playwright: Danielle Roy Like most teenage girls, Peach is longing for love, acceptance, and a sense of purpose in the world. When she meets him, she immediately falls in love, but suddenly all she has are questions and few answers. As she navigates her way through the difficulties of love, she is forced, hilariously at times, to face her own insecurities and abandon any notion of control. Peach is a coming of age story of accepting who we are while pushing the boundaries of how much more we can become.  14+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content / Violent Content
Peach

OhMyGAD Theatre
Saskatoon, Canada
Playwright: Danielle Roy

Like most teenage girls, Peach is longing for love, acceptance, and a sense of purpose in the world. When she meets him, she immediately falls in love, but suddenly all she has are questions and few answers. As she navigates her way through the difficulties of love, she is forced, hilariously at times, to face her own insecurities and abandon any notion of control. Peach is a coming of age story of accepting who we are while pushing the boundaries of how much more we can become. 

14+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content / Violent Content

9/10/2016 To 9/18/2016
Newman Mentalism Lethbridge, Canada Jeff Newman is a trickster. But he wasn’t always that way. Using science, suggestion, and good old-fashioned trickery, mentalist Jeff Newman will influence your thoughts, make predictions, and read your mind while telling you about the stories, games, and pranks of his youth that turned him into the master manipulator that he is today. “Jeff Newman can really mess with your head.” —Edmonton Sun “Mentalist Jeff Newman will leave you stunned.” —Where.ca “With no obvious explanation, you may just believe that Newman can read your mind.” —Info Edmonton14+
Mind Games

Newman Mentalism
Lethbridge, Canada

Jeff Newman is a trickster. But he wasn’t always that way. Using science, suggestion, and good old-fashioned trickery, mentalist Jeff Newman will influence your thoughts, make predictions, and read your mind while telling you about the stories, games, and pranks of his youth that turned him into the master manipulator that he is today.

“Jeff Newman can really mess with your head.” —Edmonton Sun
“Mentalist Jeff Newman will leave you stunned.” —Where.ca
“With no obvious explanation, you may just believe that Newman can read your mind.” —Info Edmonton

14+

9/10/2016 To 9/18/2016
Lutalica Theatre Vancouver, CanadaPlaywright: George Brant A blistering story of a female F-16 fighter pilot, forced to trade in blue skies for grey screens. She flies remote-controlled drones over the Middle East, hunting terrorists by day and returning home to her family each night. Grounded blurs our assumptions about modern warfare through an unapologetically suspenseful yet personal lens. Directed by Danielle LavalléeStarring Joanna Gaskell“Brant’s script is completely absorbing and hard to forget.” —Daisy Bowie-Sell, Time Out (for the 2014 Gate Theatre Production) 14+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content / Violent Content / Gunshots / Strobe Lights / Smoke Fog
Grounded

Lutalica Theatre
Vancouver, Canada
Playwright: George Brant

A blistering story of a female F-16 fighter pilot, forced to trade in blue skies for grey screens. She flies remote-controlled drones over the Middle East, hunting terrorists by day and returning home to her family each night. Grounded blurs our assumptions about modern warfare through an unapologetically suspenseful yet personal lens.

Directed by Danielle Lavallée
Starring Joanna Gaskell

“Brant’s script is completely absorbing and hard to forget.” —Daisy Bowie-Sell, Time Out (for the 2014 Gate Theatre Production)

14+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content / Violent Content / Gunshots / Strobe Lights / Smoke Fog

9/10/2016 To 9/18/2016
Monster Theatre Vancouver, Canada Playwright: Ryan Gladstone Skip the book! See the play! Fringe superstar Ryan Gladstone tackles the “greatest book ever written.” In his typical clever, irreverent, and hilarious way Gladstone deconstructs the book, the author, and all 632 characters in one hour. Praise for Monster Theatre:***** “Wildly funny, wonderfully crafted, and brilliantly acted! Flawless!” —CBC***** “Let’s just say comic acting doesn’t get better than this” —NOW Magazine **** ½ “A high-octane romp!” —Winnipeg Free Press14+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content / Violent Content / Gunshots
War and Peace

Monster Theatre
Vancouver, Canada
Playwright: Ryan Gladstone

Skip the book! See the play! Fringe superstar Ryan Gladstone tackles the “greatest book ever written.” In his typical clever, irreverent, and hilarious way Gladstone deconstructs the book, the author, and all 632 characters in one hour.

Praise for Monster Theatre:
***** “Wildly funny, wonderfully crafted, and brilliantly acted! Flawless!” —CBC
***** “Let’s just say comic acting doesn’t get better than this” —NOW Magazine
**** ½ “A high-octane romp!” —Winnipeg Free Press

14+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content / Violent Content / Gunshots

9/10/2016 To 9/18/2016
Stephen Lyons is the mastermind behind many of Vancouver’s most compelling music projects, and often some of the most strange and beautiful as well. Limbs of the Stars are all these things. Not your typical Saturday night, but that is not why you come to the Fringe Bar.limbsofthestars.bandcamp.comPlease 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 1531 Johnston Street on Granville Island to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!19+
Limbs of the Stars

Stephen Lyons is the mastermind behind many of Vancouver’s most compelling music projects, and often some of the most strange and beautiful as well. Limbs of the Stars are all these things. Not your typical Saturday night, but that is not why you come to the Fringe Bar.

limbsofthestars.bandcamp.com

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 1531 Johnston Street on Granville Island to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!

19+

9/10/2016 8:00 PM
Babycham Productions North Vancouver, Canada Playwright: Gary Jones Gary Jones is a Vancouver comedy veteran with some killer stories under his belt. Laugh your ass off as he calls himself out on the man he is now based on the idiot he was then, recounting tales of trying to fit the idea of what others demanded of him before finally settling on what he demanded of himself. The answer, apparently, is in the details. “Gary Jones is hilarious.” —John Jane, Review Vancouver“Gary Jones was seen buying second-hand shorts at the Salvation Army.” —Ken Hegan, Celebrity Sightings, Essential Magazine 14+ / Coarse Language
Gary Jones: Ask for Details

Babycham Productions
North Vancouver, Canada
Playwright: Gary Jones

Gary Jones is a Vancouver comedy veteran with some killer stories under his belt. Laugh your ass off as he calls himself out on the man he is now based on the idiot he was then, recounting tales of trying to fit the idea of what others demanded of him before finally settling on what he demanded of himself. The answer, apparently, is in the details.

“Gary Jones is hilarious.” —John Jane, Review Vancouver
“Gary Jones was seen buying second-hand shorts at the Salvation Army.” —Ken Hegan, Celebrity Sightings, Essential Magazine

14+ / Coarse Language

9/10/2016 To 9/18/2016
If you’ve glanced up at a telephone poll or bus shelter in the past year or so, chances are you know the name Wishkicker. As one of Vancouver’s busiest bands, their name seems to be on just about every show poster these days. Everyone seems to want to play with these alt-rock upstarts. Come find out why.wishkicker.bandcamp.comPlease 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 1531 Johnston Street on Granville Island to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!19+
Wishkicker

If you’ve glanced up at a telephone poll or bus shelter in the past year or so, chances are you know the name Wishkicker. As one of Vancouver’s busiest bands, their name seems to be on just about every show poster these days. Everyone seems to want to play with these alt-rock upstarts. Come find out why.

wishkicker.bandcamp.com

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 1531 Johnston Street on Granville Island to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!

19+

9/10/2016 9:00 PM
Where Sexy and Storytelling CollideYou’ve heard of poetry slams, and maybe even story slams. But you’ve never seen anything like Smut Slam, a dirty storytelling open mic that has been packing houses around the world since 2011. With celebrity judges, sexy prizes, and the ever-popular Fuckbucket (anonymous questions and confessions), Smut Slam is the hilarious, awkward, and stunningly authentic story event that YOU help create! Hosted by Cameryn Moore (Phone Whore, slut (r)evolution, nerdfucker), and filled with YOUR stories. Anyone is welcome on stage! Sign up to share your story during the event. Fringe Memberships required. Sorry, no passes will be accepted for admission.
Smut Slam

Where Sexy and Storytelling Collide

You’ve heard of poetry slams, and maybe even story slams. But you’ve never seen anything like Smut Slam, a dirty storytelling open mic that has been packing houses around the world since 2011. With celebrity judges, sexy prizes, and the ever-popular Fuckbucket (anonymous questions and confessions), Smut Slam is the hilarious, awkward, and stunningly authentic story event that YOU help create!

Hosted by Cameryn Moore (Phone Whore, slut (r)evolution, nerdfucker), and filled with YOUR stories. Anyone is welcome on stage! Sign up to share your story during the event.

Fringe Memberships required. Sorry, no passes will be accepted for admission.

9/10/2016 10:30 PM
The moniker for Barbara Adler’s many and varied artistic projects, Ten Thousand Wolves is very apt. She is a lycanthrope, constantly shifting between forms. A meta-musical about Czech Tramping one day, a contemporary re-imagining of Johnny Horton’s rockabilly the next. Wait, what? Just come see for yourself.tenthousandwolves.comPlease 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 1531 Johnston Street on Granville Island to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!19+
Barbara Adler & Ten Thousand Wolves

The moniker for Barbara Adler’s many and varied artistic projects, Ten Thousand Wolves is very apt. She is a lycanthrope, constantly shifting between forms. A meta-musical about Czech Tramping one day, a contemporary re-imagining of Johnny Horton’s rockabilly the next. Wait, what? Just come see for yourself.
tenthousandwolves.com

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 1531 Johnston Street on Granville Island to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!

19+

9/11/2016 8:00 PM
Rick Maddocks doesn’t just write songs, he imagines new universes. His latest masterpiece is a semi-fictional song-cycle that delves deep into the deserts of northern Chile. His music is as vast, as mysterious and as compelling as its subject. Come be carried away.facebook.com/sunbeltmusicPlease 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 1531 Johnston Street on Granville Island to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!19+
Sun Belt

Rick Maddocks doesn’t just write songs, he imagines new universes. His latest masterpiece is a semi-fictional song-cycle that delves deep into the deserts of northern Chile. His music is as vast, as mysterious and as compelling as its subject. Come be carried away.

facebook.com/sunbeltmusic

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 1531 Johnston Street on Granville Island to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!

19+

9/11/2016 9:00 PM
Sober But Never Clean Theatre            Toronto, Canada          Playwright: Richard Lett      Richard Lett spent his whole career building a wall between himself and his audience—and takes one hour to tear it down. The show uses stand-up comedy, slam poetry, music and storytelling to chronicle Richard Lett’s story of how he got into stand-up, how it almost killed him, and how he does it sober now.         “Richard Lett is a courageous, comedic artist turning the difficulties of his life into comedy gold. I am proud to support him.” —Yuk Yuk’s CEO Mark Breslin           “Stand-up is the alchemy by which unhappy people transform tragedy into entertainment, and Lett delivered in spades.” —Raise the Hammer14+  
Richard Lett: Sober But Never Clean

Sober But Never Clean Theatre           
Toronto, Canada         
Playwright: Richard Lett
     
Richard Lett spent his whole career building a wall between himself and his audience—and takes one hour to tear it down. The show uses stand-up comedy, slam poetry, music and storytelling to chronicle Richard Lett’s story of how he got into stand-up, how it almost killed him, and how he does it sober now.        

“Richard Lett is a courageous, comedic artist turning the difficulties of his life into comedy gold. I am proud to support him.” —Yuk Yuk’s CEO Mark Breslin          
“Stand-up is the alchemy by which unhappy people transform tragedy into entertainment, and Lett delivered in spades.” —Raise the Hammer


14+  

9/11/2016 To 9/17/2016
Advance Theatre: New Works By WomenVancouver, CanadaPlaywright: Janet Hinton  Directed by Laura McLeanAt a pain clinic, a new and uncooperative patient clashes with her exercise therapist. Faced with crises of physical and emotional pain, together they discover the possibility of love.14+ / Coarse Language / Mature Content / Sexual Content     Underrepresented Artist: this show features writing and performance by a woman.Tickets are available at the door only and are pay-what-you-can with a suggested price of $5 to $10.
Aiming to Float

Advance Theatre: New Works By Women

Vancouver, Canada
Playwright: Janet Hinton  
Directed by Laura McLean

At a pain clinic, a new and uncooperative patient clashes with her exercise therapist. Faced with crises of physical and emotional pain, together they discover the possibility of love.

14+ / Coarse Language / Mature Content / Sexual Content     

Underrepresented Artist: this show features writing and performance by a woman.

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

9/12/2016 1:30 PM
Dust off your cowboy boots and iron those creases back into your gingham! It’s time for the annual Fringe Square dance. Expert instructor Paul Silveria will be calling dances and leading a live string band all night long. No experience (or gingham) necessary. Yeehaw!squaredancepaul.comPlease 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 1531 Johnston Street on Granville Island to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!19+
Fourth Annual Fringe Square Dance with Paul Silveria

Dust off your cowboy boots and iron those creases back into your gingham! It’s time for the annual Fringe Square dance. Expert instructor Paul Silveria will be calling dances and leading a live string band all night long. No experience (or gingham) necessary. Yeehaw!

squaredancepaul.com

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 1531 Johnston Street on Granville Island to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!

19+

9/12/2016 8:00 PM
Advance Theatre: New Works By WomenWinnipeg, CanadaPlaywright: Frances Koncan Directed by Christine QuintanaIn the not-so-distant postcolonial future, a young Anishinaabe woman embarks upon a journey through time and space to rediscover the truth about love, living her best life, and growing up as fabulously as possible amidst the intergenerational trauma of cultural genocide.  Underrepresented Artist: this show features writing and performance by a First Nations woman.14+ / Coarse LanguageTickets are available at the door only and are pay-what-you-can with a suggested price of $5 to $10.
zahgidiwin/love

Advance Theatre: New Works By Women

Winnipeg, Canada
Playwright: Frances Koncan 
Directed by Christine Quintana

In the not-so-distant postcolonial future, a young Anishinaabe woman embarks upon a journey through time and space to rediscover the truth about love, living her best life, and growing up as fabulously as possible amidst the intergenerational trauma of cultural genocide.  

Underrepresented Artist: this show features writing and performance by a First Nations woman.

14+ / Coarse Language

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

9/13/2016 1:30 PM
Islands in the Stream? Bohemian Rhapsody? Mr. Wendal? What is your song? The finer folk at Weekend Leisure are back for another year of unrestrained, no-holds-barred, karaoke mayhem. One night only. Start practicing in the mirror now.weekendleisure.caPlease 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 1531 Johnston Street on Granville Island to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!19+
Weekend Leisure Karaoke 2016

Islands in the Stream? Bohemian Rhapsody? Mr. Wendal? What is your song? The finer folk at Weekend Leisure are back for another year of unrestrained, no-holds-barred, karaoke mayhem. One night only. Start practicing in the mirror now.

weekendleisure.ca

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 1531 Johnston Street on Granville Island to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!

19+

9/13/2016 9:00 PM
Advance Theatre: New Works By WomenVancouver, CanadaPlaywright: Jenn GriffinDirected by Heidi TaylorThe Long Call is a multimedia tale of Holly, a former exotic dancer and mature recent university grad, whose life dream is to free captive orangutans into the wild. A silent promise to a certain orangutan named Popi seems finally within reach until Holly’s estranged underworld ex-boyfriend Jack, shows up at 3am to settle an ancient score.  Underrepresented Artist: this show features writing and performance by a woman.14+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content / Violent Content / Gunshots / Strobe Lights       Tickets are available at the door only and are pay-what-you-can with a suggested price of $5 to $10.
The Long Call

Advance Theatre: New Works By Women

Vancouver, Canada
Playwright: Jenn Griffin
Directed by Heidi Taylor

The Long Call is a multimedia tale of Holly, a former exotic dancer and mature recent university grad, whose life dream is to free captive orangutans into the wild. A silent promise to a certain orangutan named Popi seems finally within reach until Holly’s estranged underworld ex-boyfriend Jack, shows up at 3am to settle an ancient score.  

Underrepresented Artist: this show features writing and performance by a woman.

14+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content / Violent Content / Gunshots / Strobe Lights      

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

9/14/2016 1:30 PM
What hits you first is Adrian Glynn’s voice: at once fragile and powerful. What strikes you next is the power of his words: poetic, meticulously crafted, and deceptively simple. These qualities are complimented by poise and a charm that makes Adrian one of the most exciting performers working in Vancouver today.adrianglynn.comPlease 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 1531 Johnston Street on Granville Island to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!19+
Adrian Glynn

What hits you first is Adrian Glynn’s voice: at once fragile and powerful. What strikes you next is the power of his words: poetic, meticulously crafted, and deceptively simple. These qualities are complimented by poise and a charm that makes Adrian one of the most exciting performers working in Vancouver today.

adrianglynn.com

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 1531 Johnston Street on Granville Island to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!

19+

9/14/2016 8:00 PM
Jody Glenham is an ambassador for Vancouver’s music scene, bringing her unique blend of shoegazey pop to audiences up and down the West Coast. She’ll be gracing our stage with her crack band, The Dreamers. Come have an audience with the queen!jodyglenham.bandcamp.comPlease 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 1531 Johnston Street on Granville Island to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!19+
Jody Glenham and the Dreamers

Jody Glenham is an ambassador for Vancouver’s music scene, bringing her unique blend of shoegazey pop to audiences up and down the West Coast. She’ll be gracing our stage with her crack band, The Dreamers. Come have an audience with the queen!

jodyglenham.bandcamp.com

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 1531 Johnston Street on Granville Island to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!

19+

9/14/2016 9:00 PM
Advance Theatre: New Works By WomenAnywhere But Here     Vancouver, CanadaPlaywright: Carmen Aguirre Directed by Anita RochonA darkly comic, magic realist play that centres around the quest for home. A family of four Chilean refugees drive a mint condition, hot pink 1950s convertible through the Arizona desert, en route to Chile, which, according to the father, is paradise. Photo by Adrian Cook.  Underrepresented Artist: this show features writing and performance by a woman.14+ / Coarse Language / Mature Content Tickets are available at the door only and are pay-what-you-can with a suggested price of $5 to $10.
Anywhere But Here

Advance Theatre: New Works By Women

Anywhere But Here    
Vancouver, Canada
Playwright: Carmen Aguirre 
Directed by Anita Rochon

A darkly comic, magic realist play that centres around the quest for home. A family of four Chilean refugees drive a mint condition, hot pink 1950s convertible through the Arizona desert, en route to Chile, which, according to the father, is paradise.

Photo by Adrian Cook.  

Underrepresented Artist: this show features writing and performance by a woman.

14+ / Coarse Language / Mature Content 

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

9/15/2016 1:30 PM
Hollow TwinEmmalee Watts and Becky Wosk are long-lost musical soulmates, reunited by a love of vintage rock and roll. Constantly creating new material, the young band has already created an impressive oeuvre of radio-ready pop songs. All it takes is one listen to know that these two have what it takes.hollowtwin.comPlease 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 1531 Johnston Street on Granville Island to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!19+
Hollow Twin

Hollow Twin
Emmalee Watts and Becky Wosk are long-lost musical soulmates, reunited by a love of vintage rock and roll. Constantly creating new material, the young band has already created an impressive oeuvre of radio-ready pop songs. All it takes is one listen to know that these two have what it takes.

hollowtwin.com

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 1531 Johnston Street on Granville Island to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!

19+

9/15/2016 8:00 PM
Confident, dynamic, and authentic, a performance by Skye Wallace demands attention. Her songs are captivatingly honest and she delivers them as if she were speaking directly to you. Come discover what hundreds of people all across the country already know: Skye Wallace is one of Canada’s brightest lights.skyewallace.comPlease 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 1531 Johnston Street on Granville Island to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!19+
Skye Wallace

Confident, dynamic, and authentic, a performance by Skye Wallace demands attention. Her songs are captivatingly honest and she delivers them as if she were speaking directly to you. Come discover what hundreds of people all across the country already know: Skye Wallace is one of Canada’s brightest lights.

skyewallace.com

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 1531 Johnston Street on Granville Island to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!

19+

9/15/2016 9:00 PM
Advance Theatre: New Works By WomenFull Circle: First Nations Performance  Vancouver, CanadaPlaywright: Quelemia SparrowDirected by Kim Harvey  Generations of European and Indigenous mixed race families lived in Papiyek (now called Brockton Point in Stanley Park) before being evicted from their homes and forced to re-locate. This is the story of three Indigenous women who lived in Papiyek at the turn of the 20th century.   14+Underrepresented Artist: this show features a First Nations story written by a First Nations woman.Tickets are available at the door only and are pay-what-you-can with a suggested price of $5 to $10.  
Women of Papiyek

Advance Theatre: New Works By Women

Full Circle: First Nations Performance  
Vancouver, Canada
Playwright: Quelemia Sparrow
Directed by Kim Harvey  

Generations of European and Indigenous mixed race families lived in Papiyek (now called Brockton Point in Stanley Park) before being evicted from their homes and forced to re-locate. This is the story of three Indigenous women who lived in Papiyek at the turn of the 20th century.   

14+

Underrepresented Artist: this show features a First Nations story written by a First Nations woman.

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

9/16/2016 1:30 PM
Born on the streets of East Vancouver, schooled in New Orleans, Rossi Gang is bringing jazz back. Grease jazz, as they’ve dubbed it. Come find out why the dance halls of Vancouver are once again bumping to the sound of music first popularized a century ago.rossigang.comPlease 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 1531 Johnston Street on Granville Island to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!19+
Rossi Gang

Born on the streets of East Vancouver, schooled in New Orleans, Rossi Gang is bringing jazz back. Grease jazz, as they’ve dubbed it. Come find out why the dance halls of Vancouver are once again bumping to the sound of music first popularized a century ago.

rossigang.com

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 1531 Johnston Street on Granville Island to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!

19+

9/16/2016 8:00 PM
Three words: Psych Latin Fusion. What more do you need to know? Perhaps that the members of Los Duendes are some of the hardest working musicians in Vancouver, dedicated to brining the freshest sounds of Latin America to our city.facebook.com/psychlatinfusionPlease 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 1531 Johnston Street on Granville Island to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!19+
Los Duendes

Three words: Psych Latin Fusion. What more do you need to know? Perhaps that the members of Los Duendes are some of the hardest working musicians in Vancouver, dedicated to brining the freshest sounds of Latin America to our city.

facebook.com/psychlatinfusion

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 1531 Johnston Street on Granville Island to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!

19+

9/16/2016 9:00 PM
Over the course of their 13 years as a band, The Nautical Miles have ballooned up to a 7-piece band, complete with a shimmering horn section. Literate lyrics, intricate arrangements, and over a decade of experience getting the party started.thenauticalmiles.comPlease 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 1531 Johnston Street on Granville Island to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!19+
The Nautical Miles

Over the course of their 13 years as a band, The Nautical Miles have ballooned up to a 7-piece band, complete with a shimmering horn section. Literate lyrics, intricate arrangements, and over a decade of experience getting the party started.

thenauticalmiles.com

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 1531 Johnston Street on Granville Island to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!

19+

9/17/2016 8:00 PM
The Queen of the Fringe Bar returns to kick the Festival’s penultimate night into high gear. Hip Hop, R&B, Funk, and Soul delivered by a performer with a complete command of the stage. Bring your dancing shoes!tonyeaganaba.bandcamp.comPlease 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 1531 Johnston Street on Granville Island to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!19+
Tonye Aganaba

The Queen of the Fringe Bar returns to kick the Festival’s penultimate night into high gear. Hip Hop, R&B, Funk, and Soul delivered by a performer with a complete command of the stage. Bring your dancing shoes!

tonyeaganaba.bandcamp.com

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 1531 Johnston Street on Granville Island to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!

19+

9/17/2016 9:00 PM
September 17, 9:30-11:30pmPerformance WorksThe artists host this annual event and we never know what's going to happen - bring flashlights! Come on down to Performance Works to witness the madness!Tickets by donation at the door. Sorry, no passes will be accepted for admission.
Haldeman and Erlichman's Cabaret of Bullshit

September 17, 9:30-11:30pm
Performance Works

The artists host this annual event and we never know what's going to happen - bring flashlights!

Come on down to Performance Works to witness the madness!

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

9/17/2016 9:30 PM
Fringe Entertainment Programmer Corbin Murdoch and Bar Manager Wade Kinley are here to make sure the last night of the Festival will be the only thing you can’t remember from this year’s Fringe.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 1531 Johnston Street on Granville Island to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!19+
Apres Skii DJs

Fringe Entertainment Programmer Corbin Murdoch and Bar Manager Wade Kinley are here to make sure the last night of the Festival will be the only thing you can’t remember from this year’s Fringe.

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 1531 Johnston Street on Granville Island to enjoy the entertainment for FREE!

19+

9/18/2016 8:00 PM
Celebrating the Best of the Fest!Sunday, September 18, at 9:30pmPerformance Works 1218 Cartwright StreetYour cash donation to the Performing Arts Lodges ( PAL) Vancouver gets you into the Fringe Awards Night.The 2016 Public Market Pick of the Fringe AwardsThe hottest selling shows return September 21-25 for hold-overs at Performance Works!Cultchivating the Fringe AwardFrom the Fringe to The Cultch, the “Cultchivating the Fringe Award” pays tribute to the show that demonstrates unique potential and rewards it with a run at The Cultch.The Georgia Straight Critics’ Choice AwardColin Thomas and Kathleen Oliver, the Georgia Straight’s theatre critics, will surrender to the mighty onslaught of Fringe talent, nominate five of the most outstanding shows, and select a winner!Joanna Maratta AwardHonouring those who best exhibit the original founding spirit of the Vancouver Fringe Festival.BC Touring Council AwardFor the artist with the best potential for touring in BC. The winner gets 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.NEW! Mollie Bradley Award Selected by jury, this new award honours the memory of Fringe Board member, Jim Sibley’s mother-in-law. 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.The Fringe New Play AwardPlaywrights Theatre Centre joins the Fringe in offering dramaturgy for the winning script and a guaranteed Mainstage spot in the 2016 Vancouver Fringe Festival!Artistic Risk AwardThe Vancouver Fringe’s Board of Directors awards this prize for risk-taking in Fringe theatre to the artist or group of artists who best pushes the boundaries of theatre. Site-Specific AwardFor the show that made the best use of a non-traditional or site-specific theatre venue.Volunteer Choice AwardSome of our most dedicated fans have their say!The SOFA (Spirit of the Fringe Award)This award goes to the artist or artists that Fringe staff and volunteers feel most exemplifies the Fringe attitude.Tickets by donation at the door. Sorry, no passes will be accepted for admission.
Fringe Awards Night 2016!

Celebrating the Best of the Fest!

Sunday, September 18, at 9:30pm
Performance Works
1218 Cartwright Street

Your cash donation to the Performing Arts Lodges ( PAL) Vancouver gets you into the Fringe Awards Night.

The 2016 Public Market Pick of the Fringe Awards
The hottest selling shows return September 21-25 for hold-overs at Performance Works!

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

The Georgia Straight Critics’ Choice Award
Colin Thomas and Kathleen Oliver, the Georgia Straight’s theatre critics, will surrender to the mighty onslaught of Fringe talent, nominate five of the most outstanding shows, and select a winner!

Joanna Maratta Award
Honouring those who best exhibit the original founding spirit of the Vancouver Fringe Festival.

BC Touring Council Award
For the artist with the best potential for touring in BC. The winner gets 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.

NEW! Mollie Bradley Award
Selected by jury, this new award honours the memory of Fringe Board member, Jim Sibley’s mother-in-law. 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.

The Fringe New Play Award
Playwrights Theatre Centre joins the Fringe in offering dramaturgy for the winning script and a guaranteed Mainstage spot in the 2016 Vancouver Fringe Festival!

Artistic Risk Award
The Vancouver Fringe’s Board of Directors awards this prize for risk-taking in Fringe theatre to the artist or group of artists who best pushes the boundaries of theatre.

Site-Specific Award
For the show that made the best use of a non-traditional or site-specific theatre venue.

Volunteer Choice Award
Some of our most dedicated fans have their say!

The SOFA (Spirit of the Fringe Award)
This award goes to the artist or artists that Fringe staff and volunteers feel most exemplifies the Fringe attitude.


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

9/18/2016 9:30 PM
Yellow Flamingo ProductionsFrom "Fringe god" TJ Dawe (co-creator of One Man Star Wars and One Man Lord of the Rings) and Kerry Ipema (PostSecret: the Show), this tribute takes audiences through a laughter-infused version of all six seasons of the beloved show. All our favourite characters come to life as they brunch, banter, argue, and swoon over men and Manolos. For any fan of the show, this will provide a great reminder of why this series and its characters have stayed so firmly in women's hearts and minds.Pick PlusCan't get enough Fringe Theatre? Enter Pick Plus: a series of Fringe hits handpicked for your enjoyment.Pick Plus shows are $25
One Woman Sex and the City: A Parody of Love, Friendship and Shoes

Yellow Flamingo Productions

From "Fringe god" TJ Dawe (co-creator of One Man Star Wars and One Man Lord of the Rings) and Kerry Ipema (PostSecret: the Show), this tribute takes audiences through a laughter-infused version of all six seasons of the beloved show. All our favourite characters come to life as they brunch, banter, argue, and swoon over men and Manolos. For any fan of the show, this will provide a great reminder of why this series and its characters have stayed so firmly in women's hearts and minds.

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

9/22/2016 To 9/23/2016
Peter n' ChrisThree time Canadian Comedy Award winning duo Peter n' Chris (Just for Laughs) are butting heads! Only this time, it's the LAST time! Only one of them will survive, in this hilarious new sketch show where only one of them will survive!***** "Hilarious!" —CBC"Comedy legends." —Globe and Mail"Hilariously polished yet spontaneous." —ExclaimPick PlusCan't get enough Fringe Theatre? Enter Pick Plus: a series of Fringe hits handpicked for your enjoyment.Pick Plus shows are $25
Peter vs Chris

Peter n' Chris

Three time Canadian Comedy Award winning duo Peter n' Chris (Just for Laughs) are butting heads! Only this time, it's the LAST time! Only one of them will survive, in this hilarious new sketch show where only one of them will survive!

***** "Hilarious!" —CBC
"Comedy legends." —Globe and Mail
"Hilariously polished yet spontaneous." —Exclaim

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

9/23/2016 To 9/24/2016
Cause & Effect CircusThree of the west coast's favourite jugglers team up to create an award winning show that is a theatrical social commentary packed with high level circus skills. The show brings to light a universal struggle of the modern age: the comfort of conformity versus the freedom of individuality all told through tightly choreographed prop manipulation, martial arts, and physical theatre."Clever and compelling." —Times ColonistTranscends circus performance." —The Marble"Had the audience laughing and clapping, bringing them to their feet at the end." —Robyn Spilker, CFUV VictoriaPick PlusCan't get enough Fringe Theatre? Enter Pick Plus: a series of Fringe hits handpicked for your enjoyment.Pick Plus shows are $25
The New Conformity

Cause & Effect Circus

Three of the west coast's favourite jugglers team up to create an award winning show that is a theatrical social commentary packed with high level circus skills. The show brings to light a universal struggle of the modern age: the comfort of conformity versus the freedom of individuality all told through tightly choreographed prop manipulation, martial arts, and physical theatre.

"Clever and compelling." —Times Colonist
Transcends circus performance." —The Marble
"Had the audience laughing and clapping, bringing them to their feet at the end." —Robyn Spilker, CFUV Victoria

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

9/25/2016 5:45 PM
Written by Mike & Chantelle DelamontPerformed by Mike DelamontVancouver's favourite deity returns with an all new show! God, dressed in a floral power suit is back to skewer everything from politics to the platypus in an unforgettable new hour of comedy!"Made me feel the need to cross myself after laughing so hard!" —Orlando SentinelPick PlusCan't get enough Fringe Theatre? Enter Pick Plus: a series of Fringe hits handpicked for your enjoyment.Pick Plus shows are $25
God Is A Scottish Drag Queen IV

Written by Mike & Chantelle Delamont
Performed by Mike Delamont

Vancouver's favourite deity returns with an all new show! God, dressed in a floral power suit is back to skewer everything from politics to the platypus in an unforgettable new hour of comedy!

"Made me feel the need to cross myself after laughing so hard!" —Orlando Sentinel

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

9/25/2016 7:30 PM
This show is part of a Theatre Wire Subscription! Select a ticket to 3 or more shows to start saving! Click here to get info on our amazing package deals!In his brand new one-man show, “peer reviewed rapper” Baba Brinkman breaks down the politics, economics, and science of global warming, following its surprising twists from the carbon cycle to the global energy economy. To paraphrase the Notorious BIG: “Mo’ carbon, mo’ problems.” A searing and heartfelt hip-hop manifesto addressing the world’s hottest topic.
Rap Guide to Climate Chaos
This show is part of a Theatre Wire Subscription! Select a ticket to 3 or more shows to start saving! Click here to get info on our amazing package deals!

In his brand new one-man show, “peer reviewed rapper” Baba Brinkman breaks down the politics, economics, and science of global warming, following its surprising twists from the carbon cycle to the global energy economy. To paraphrase the Notorious BIG: “Mo’ carbon, mo’ problems.” A searing and heartfelt hip-hop manifesto addressing the world’s hottest topic.
10/12/2016 To 10/13/2016
This show is part of a Theatre Wire Subscription! Select a ticket to 3 or more shows to start saving! Click here to get info on our amazing package deals!Private eye Butt Kapinski invites you to co-star in a brand-new show of film noir murder mystery. Join Butt in a seedy world of sex, sin, shadows and subterfuge as you take the ride of a full-on interactive comedic experience. Kick reality to the curb! Play in a world of dark dreams and bad similes. Warnings: Possible nudity, coarse language, adult content, 16+
Butt Kapinski: Dick on the Loose
This show is part of a Theatre Wire Subscription! Select a ticket to 3 or more shows to start saving! Click here to get info on our amazing package deals!

Private eye Butt Kapinski invites you to co-star in a brand-new show of film noir murder mystery. Join Butt in a seedy world of sex, sin, shadows and subterfuge as you take the ride of a full-on interactive comedic experience. Kick reality to the curb! Play in a world of dark dreams and bad similes.

Warnings: Possible nudity, coarse language, adult content, 16+
11/3/2016 To 11/5/2016
This show is part of a Theatre Wire Subscription! Select a ticket to 3 or more shows to start saving! Click here to get info on our amazing package deals!A Peter n' Christ-mas Carol is a hilarious send up the classic Dickens' Christmas story. When a grumpy Chris is visited on the night before Christmas (or maybe like a week before Christmas, honestly it's a busy time for these Ghosts), he wastes most of his time with the first Ghost. Now he must decide which of the ghosts he wants to meet before sunrise in order to change his ways. Peter n' Chris are masters of parody and theatrical comedy, sending everyday life up to absurd heights.  A Peter n' Chris-tmas Carol promises to be all the things you love about A Christmas Carol, performed the way only Peter n' Chris can; a fast, smart, hilarious new take on an old classic.Doors open at 7:15Tickets: $25 for regular seats/$20 with subscription or$200 for VIP Table for 4, $175 with subscription(VIP seats and tables include wine, table service, drink tickets, and appetizers)19+Warnings: Some coarse language
A Peter N' Chris-tmas Carol!
This show is part of a Theatre Wire Subscription! Select a ticket to 3 or more shows to start saving! Click here to get info on our amazing package deals!

A Peter n' Christ-mas Carol is a hilarious send up the classic Dickens' Christmas story. When a grumpy Chris is visited on the night before Christmas (or maybe like a week before Christmas, honestly it's a busy time for these Ghosts), he wastes most of his time with the first Ghost. Now he must decide which of the ghosts he wants to meet before sunrise in order to change his ways. Peter n' Chris are masters of parody and theatrical comedy, sending everyday life up to absurd heights.  A Peter n' Chris-tmas Carol promises to be all the things you love about A Christmas Carol, performed the way only Peter n' Chris can; a fast, smart, hilarious new take on an old classic.

Doors open at 7:15
Tickets: $25 for regular seats/$20 with subscription or
$200 for VIP Table for 4, $175 with subscription
(VIP seats and tables include wine, table service, drink tickets, and appetizers)
19+

Warnings: Some coarse language

12/9/2016 To 12/10/2016
This show is part of a Theatre Wire Subscription! Select a ticket to 3 or more shows to start saving! Click here to get info on our amazing package deals!World-renowned sketch superstars return to Vancouver! Known for their unique style that blends stand-up, sketch, improv, and outlandish characters in strange situations, the Pajama Men are like nothing else. The American duo takes audiences everywhere and anywhere with delightfully divergent stories. Described as the 'Improvisers’ improvisers. Actors’ actors. Comedians’ comedians' (Chicago Tribune), these one-of-a-kind performance legends have well and truly marked their territory as the kings of the surreal and the spontaneous. They’ve won awards worldwide for their antics, and whether you’re a diehard fan or seeing them for the first time the Pajama Men’s Pterodactyl Nights will get you where you need gettin’. 'The Pajama Men create a cartoon of the mind – a shape-shifting world in which anything seems not just possible, but imminent. ★★★★★’ The GuardianWarnings: Some coarse language
Pajama Men: Pterodactyl Nights
This show is part of a Theatre Wire Subscription! Select a ticket to 3 or more shows to start saving! Click here to get info on our amazing package deals!

World-renowned sketch superstars return to Vancouver! Known for their unique style that blends stand-up, sketch, improv, and outlandish characters in strange situations, the Pajama Men are like nothing else. The American duo takes audiences everywhere and anywhere with delightfully divergent stories. Described as the 'Improvisers’ improvisers. Actors’ actors. Comedians’ comedians' (Chicago Tribune), these one-of-a-kind performance legends have well and truly marked their territory as the kings of the surreal and the spontaneous. They’ve won awards worldwide for their antics, and whether you’re a diehard fan or seeing them for the first time the Pajama Men’s Pterodactyl Nights will get you where you need gettin’.

'The Pajama Men create a cartoon of the mind – a shape-shifting world in which anything seems not just possible, but imminent. ★★★★★’ The Guardian

Warnings: Some coarse language
2/16/2017 To 2/18/2017
This show is part of a Theatre Wire Subscription! Select a ticket to 3 or more shows to start saving! Click here to get info on our amazing package deals!Gravity navigates through the journey of four women across the turbulent waters of the Caribbean Diaspora. A fascinating hour of theatre blending light, sound, video and more.
Gravity
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Gravity navigates through the journey of four women across the turbulent waters of the Caribbean Diaspora. A fascinating hour of theatre blending light, sound, video and more.
3/16/2017 To 3/18/2017
This show is part of a Theatre Wire Subscription! Select a ticket to 3 or more shows to start saving! Click here to get info on our amazing package deals!Chase Padgett, creator and star of 6 Guitars and Nashville Hurricane, swings for the fences with an hour of comedy showcasing music, characters, stories, and his own personal take on why Crossfit is cruel and unusual punishment.
Funny Music Weirdo
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Chase Padgett, creator and star of 6 Guitars and Nashville Hurricane, swings for the fences with an hour of comedy showcasing music, characters, stories, and his own personal take on why Crossfit is cruel and unusual punishment.
4/20/2017 To 4/22/2017
This show is part of a Theatre Wire Subscription! Select a ticket to 3 or more shows to start saving! Click here to get info on our amazing package deals!Originally created in 2001 by Monster Theatre,The Canada Show toured almost non-stop for the next ten years. 2017, Canada’s 150th Anniversary, will bring The Canada Show out of retirement! Featuring brand new updated material, re-cast with one First Nations actor, one female actor and one Francophone actor, this new version promises  inclusivity and diversity to go along  with its irreverence and hilarity. Three comedic historians try to jam 15,000 years of Canadian history into just one hour! Featuring Justin Beaver, the comedy team of Cabot and Costello, Jacques Cartier Puppets and every Canadian Prime Minister in one minute, this show takes you from the Bering Straight to Justin Trudeau in 60 laugh-packed minutes!
The Canada Show: The Complete History of Canada in One Hour
This show is part of a Theatre Wire Subscription! Select a ticket to 3 or more shows to start saving! Click here to get info on our amazing package deals!

Originally created in 2001 by Monster Theatre,The Canada Show toured almost non-stop for the next ten years. 2017, Canada’s 150th Anniversary, will bring The Canada Show out of retirement! Featuring brand new updated material, re-cast with one First Nations actor, one female actor and one Francophone actor, this new version promises  inclusivity and diversity to go along  with its irreverence and hilarity. Three comedic historians try to jam 15,000 years of Canadian history into just one hour! Featuring Justin Beaver, the comedy team of Cabot and Costello, Jacques Cartier Puppets and every Canadian Prime Minister in one minute, this show takes you from the Bering Straight to Justin Trudeau in 60 laugh-packed minutes!
5/18/2017 To 5/20/2017