Sep
6
to Sep 16

MIYOSHI - The Vancouver Fringe Festival at Havana Theatre

Miyoshi

Produced by Innocence International - 60 Minutes

A young man is interrogated by the RCMP with the goal of getting him to inform on his friends. (The play script is the actual transcript of the interrogation; no words will be added, although some will need to be subtracted for length.)

Background info on the Theatre Company: Innocence International is an innocence project begun in 2004 by the late Rubin “Hurricane" Carter. I am the current director. Obviously, its not a theatre company, but the talent is professional and the script, as such, will have considerable dramatic impact.

Tickets and showtimes - https://www.vancouverfringe.com

 

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Sep
6
to Sep 16

Sad Ass Cabaret - Vancouver Fringe Festival

Sad Ass Cabaret

Produced by The Wretched Orphans - 60 Minutes

Synopsis (may be edited for brevity): a two person music/monologue hybrid about famous musicians who took the pain and trauma of their lives and turned it into beauty

Background info on the Theatre Company: The Wretched Orphans consists of longtime Fringe veteran TJ Dawe, and fringe newcomer musician Lindsay Robertson. They will debut this show at the Winnipeg Fringe this year.

Showtimes and Tickets - https://www.vancouverfringe.com

 

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Sep
6
to Sep 16

Who We Care For - Vancouver Fringe Festival

Who We Care For

Produced by Strange Cat Productions - 70 Minutes

After an accident, the friends and family of a young man gather in the waiting room of a hospital hoping for word of whether or not he will survive.
Strange Cat Productions is an independent production company based in Vancouver and founded in 2016.

Showtimes and Tickets - https://www.vancouverfringe.com

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Sep
6
to Sep 16

G.R.A.F.F.I.T.I - Vancouver Fringe Festival

G.R.A.F.F.I.T.I

Produced by Green Room Theatre Camp - 70 Minutes

G.R.A.F.F.I.T.I. stands for “Green Room At Fringe Festival¦ Is The Initials. This show features alumni of the GRTC program, as they explore their first few years of adulthood, exploring life, love and art without a safety net.

Green Room Theatre Camp is an annual summer program that teaches lower-income high school youth the entire life cycle of a theatrical production and helps them find viable, tangible opportunities to express their craft professionally.

Showtimes and Tickets - https://www.vancouverfringe.com

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Sep
6
to Sep 16

House Nocturne - Vancouver Fringe Festival

House Nocturne

Produced by The Crystalline Cabaret - 60 Minutes

An electric roadhouse where enigmatic fantasies come alive after dark. With every sip,

witness a menagerie of captivating performers prowling the dusty stage. Eclectic dancers,

burlesque stripteasers, torch singers, and more show you the intoxicating taxonomy of the

night- in our nocturnal habitat. Be careful when you step into House Nocturnae, you may

never want to leave.

The Crystalline Cabaret is my initiative to create exciting multi-disciplinary performance

showcases that feature artists from a variety of alternative practices.

History: The Crystalline Cabaret started as Skull & Dagger Theatre Projects in 2014 as

part of the Vancouver Fringe Festival's Onsite program. Our first production, "Seaside

Stories of Terrible Things" was a text-based revue of classic and original oceanic

folklore. Upon application to the program, creative director Julia Mauro (BPA III) won

the Onsite scholarship for best original idea. The cast was sourced from various points of

the cabaret and theatre scene and featured two actors, a poet, and a burlesque artist.

During the festival, the show enjoyed an almost entirely sold-out run. Since then, the

Cabaret has moved away from text-based works in an effort to un-crutch our practice from

the English language, making our productions more accessible.

In 2017, we were reborn as the Crystalline Cabaret. Maneuvering towards a movement based

repertoire, we debuted "Lunarium", a vaudeville reimagining of Georges Melies,

"A Trip to The Moon". With a cast skilled in multiple dance disciplines, circus arts,

magic, burlesque, and physical acting, Lunarium firmly set us on our path as boundary breakers

and conveners. Our remount of Lunarium in January 2018 sold out the Fox

Cabaret.

https://www.facebook.com/thecrystallinecabaret

Showtimes and tickets at https://www.vancouverfringe.com

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Sep
6
to Sep 16

Traveltheatrics - The Vancouver Fringe Festival

Traveltheatrics

Produced by Standing Room Only Theatre - 60 Minutes

Solo storytelling show of six TRUE tales from across the globe, from the mountains of Malaysia to the Medinas in Morocco, featuring 10+ characters.

Keara Barnes is an award winning actor, writer, and producer from Vancouver B.C. Her one woman show Almost a Stepmom has toured to critical acclaim across Western Canada, most recently completing sold out runs at the 2017 Vancouver Celticfest and the 2017 Vancouver Fringe Festival.

 

Showtimes and tickets at https://www.vancouverfringe.com

 

 

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East Vancouver Improv League
Sep
2
7:30 PM19:30

East Vancouver Improv League

Instant Theatre is proud to present the launch of the East Vancouver Improv League! 
Come witness a high-octane battle between two SUPERGROUPS made up of the finest improvisers Instant Theatre has to offer. The improv will be fast, the competition will be furious, and the laughs will be non-stop! 
You’ll be glued to your seats as our veteran sports broadcasters, Geoff and Ese, guide you through the action spewing minefield that is the EVIL Games! 
Every Sunday at 7:30pm at the Havana Theatre. Purchase your advance tickets here.

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Sep
1
9:30 PM21:30

F*CK TINDER

After getting held up at gunpoint the night his girlfriend breaks up with him, The Moth StorySLAM champion David Rodwin moves to San Francisco and dates 120 women in 2 years - looking for love and finding everything else.

Tickets available at the door. Part of the Vancouver Fringe Festival Preview Week

 

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Sep
1
7:30 PM19:30

The Rabbit Hole

Becca and Howie Corbett have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart. RABBIT HOLE charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will lead them back into the light of day.

Tickets available at the door. Part of the Vancouver Fringe Festival Preview Week

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Aug
31
9:30 PM21:30

The Shape of Things

Adam is nerdy, insecure, and a bit of a loser with women. So when he meets Evelyn, a bright, self-assured graduate art student, he can’t believe she shows an interest in him. But how far is he willing to change to be loved? Riffing on the Frankenstein myth, The Shape of Things examines the nature of art, the meaning of trust, and the sacrifices we make for love.

Tickets available at the door. Part of the Vancouver Fringe Festival Preview Week

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Aug
31
7:30 PM19:30

The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant

Set in contemporary times, THE BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT is an intimately

melodramatic story about a young successful fashion designer named becoming

obsessed with a cold-ingenue that aspires to be a model. Featuring an all-female cast

and exploring themes of intergenerational love, sexuality, sadomasochism, and the

stage version of one of the first and best-loved films of New German Cinema auteur

Rainier Werner Fassbinder - Midtwenties Theatre Society is very proud to be

presenting this incredibly beautiful-female-melodrama as part of the Dramatic Works

Series for the 2018 Vancouver Fringe Festival.

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Aug
30
9:30 PM21:30

Trevor and Margaret

How well do you ever really know someone? Trevor and Margaret bring this struggle to the stage with life changing consequences for everyone involved. From the very beginning in Trevor’s life, complicated relationships have a strong impact, starting with his father and a dead mother. Margaret has her own issues as a woman willing to settle for something far less than perfect. A relationship built on disappointment and half-truths shouldn’t be enough for anyone, but Margaret is considering marriage. When will too much be too far for even this long suffering, self deluding woman?

Produced by Tomo Suru Players

Tickets available at the door. Part of the Vancouver Fringe Festival Preview Week

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Aug
30
7:30 PM19:30

Jasper in Deadland

Jasper is lost in the living world. She's failing classes, kicked off the swim team, and her family is on the skids. Yet, in all the disappointment, Jasper has her best friend, Agnes. In one night of teenage passion, Jasper and Agnes consummate a years-long friendship. But in the morning Agnes is gone, telling Jasper to meet her at their cliff. When she arrives there’s no sign of her best friend, only a swirling vortex to another world in the water below.   Jasper dives into Deadland to find her beloved before she forgets herself and loses Agnes forever.

Tickets available at the door. Part of the Vancouver Fringe Festival Preview Week

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Aug
29
9:30 PM21:30

MIYOSHI

A young man is interrogated by the RCMP with the goal of getting him to inform on his friends. (The play script is the actual transcript of the interrogation; no words will be added, although some will need to be subtracted for length.)

Background info on the Theatre Company: Innocence International is an innocence project begun in 2004 by the late Rubin “Hurricane” Carter. I am the current director. Obviously, it’s not a theatre company, but the talent is professional and the script, as such, will have considerable dramatic impact.

Produced by Innocence International - 60 Minutes

Tickets available at the door. Part of the Vancouver Fringe Festival Preview Week

 

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Aug
29
7:30 PM19:30

BABA YAGA AND THE BLACK FLOWER: Presented by Vancouver Puppet Theatre

BABA YAGA AND THE BLACK FLOWER
Vancouver Fringe 2018 preview at the Havana Theatre

Puppet show, you say? Yes! Our handmade marionettes are waiting to tell you the story of Baba Yaga. This ancient Russian forest entity is cosmically cranky and lives in a chicken-­legged house. There’s only one thing that can stop her and it isn’t love. 

"We loved the Vancouver Puppet Theatre! The show was colourful and engaging, kids were drawn to it like a magnet. Viktor really makes those puppets come to life!" Mission Arts Council Children's Festival

Inspired by folktales of old, adorned with a set of antique 60-­year-­old marionettes, infused with Eastern European music and performed by one-­person-­puppet-­theatre our new story has all the classic elements of the thriller for kids: the grieving King, the beautiful Princess and the cruel Villain. And then of course there is an unexpected twist... 

Produced and performed by professional puppeteer Viktor Barkar (Vancouver Puppet Theatre) and directed by Karen Petersen, our new interactive marionette show is an unique opportunity to introduce your children to the magic of the puppet theatre and to bring the whole family to the Vancouver Fringe 2018! Marionettes are build by legendary Betty Kirkham.

Since 2012, Viktor Barkar (Vancouver Puppet Theatre) has produced 6 original puppet plays and performed over 720 individual puppet shows. Viktor’s performances are a regular feature of “Day with Thomas” in Squamish, VanDusen Garden’s “Festival of Lights” and “The Dusty Flower Pot Cabaret”. Vancouver Puppet Theatre presents in schools and pre­-school centers of Greater Vancouver weekly. More at www.vancouverpuppet.com

Tickets are available at the door only. 
Warning: Loud sounds are used during the show. 
Recommended age 4+

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Aug
28
9:30 PM21:30

Tomatoes Tried To Kill Me But Banjos Saved My Life! by Keith Alessi

This one-man show, written and performed by Keith Alessi, is an inspirational true story of life, challenges, battles and triumph.

When faced with a major obstacle in his life, he chose to pursue a passion which took him to a place he never imagined.  Keith confronts life’s obstacles with humour, music and storytelling taking you on a journey of discovery.

 

 

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East Vancouver Improv League
Aug
27
7:30 PM19:30

East Vancouver Improv League

Instant Theatre is proud to present the launch of the East Vancouver Improv League! 
Come witness a high-octane battle between two SUPERGROUPS made up of the finest improvisers Instant Theatre has to offer. The improv will be fast, the competition will be furious, and the laughs will be non-stop! 
You’ll be glued to your seats as our veteran sports broadcasters, Geoff and Ese, guide you through the action spewing minefield that is the EVIL Games! 
Every Sunday at 7:30pm at the Havana Theatre. Purchase your advance tickets here.

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Actors Nightmare: Half Script, Half Improv, All Comedy!
Aug
26
9:00 PM21:00

Actors Nightmare: Half Script, Half Improv, All Comedy!

Every actor has a nightmare where they find themselves on stage without knowing any of their lines, or even having read the script! The Actor's Nightmare brings this to life, pairing a guest actor who has completely memorized their lines from a play—and will stick to those lines no matter what—with an improviser who not only hasn’t memorized any lines, but will have no idea what play they’re even in.

Six actor/improviser pairings. Six wild and crazy mashed up scenes from five different plays—which, thanks to the talented improvisers and actors, will somehow make total sense! The Actor’s Nightmare is a hilarious high wire act, a head on collision of theatre and improv that will leave you breathless!

Tickets $10 at the door, $7 with receipt from Havana or in advance here!

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Father Time's Timeless Comedy Time
Aug
25
10:30 PM22:30

Father Time's Timeless Comedy Time

Join Father Time as he brings a different guest star from the past, present, or future to judge a sketch comedy competition for the ages. Each week features three teams who have only three days to come up with 15 minutes of comedy for your viewing pleasure, with the winner coming back to defend their title next week, and also getting eternal life or something.

Tickets $10 at the door or in advance here!

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Aug
25
8:00 PM20:00

Old Dyke Tales

★★★★ CBC Manitoba “the best queer show you’ll see at Fringe this year” 
★★★★½ Winnipeg Free Press “Wessler teases apart the Gordian knot that is family with heart, wit, and incredible nuance”

Weaving together verbatim perspectives of four generations, "Old Dyke Tales" tells the true story of a matriarch who dared to set aside the societal and religious expectations of 1970s Catholic suburbia, in order to discover her sexuality and true self. This one-woman show combines poetry, puppets, politics, prayer, and personal interviews, into the story of daughter, mother, grandmother, and lover. Come and explore the acceptance of lesbianism in families, in schools, in churches, in the passage of time, and in oneself.

All shows at 8pm. Tickets 10/15 at the door or online here!

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Aug
24
10:30 PM22:30

Final Fantasy Improv!

Instant Theatre presents improv inspired by one of the most popular role playing game series of all time! Every night aided by audience suggestions a band of light warriors will venture forth to collect crystals, meddle with magic, capture Chocobos and maybe even save the world. 

Doors open at 10:15 Tickets available at the door or online here! 

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Aug
24
8:00 PM20:00

Old Dyke Tales

★★★★ CBC Manitoba “the best queer show you’ll see at Fringe this year” 
★★★★½ Winnipeg Free Press “Wessler teases apart the Gordian knot that is family with heart, wit, and incredible nuance”

Weaving together verbatim perspectives of four generations, "Old Dyke Tales" tells the true story of a matriarch who dared to set aside the societal and religious expectations of 1970s Catholic suburbia, in order to discover her sexuality and true self. This one-woman show combines poetry, puppets, politics, prayer, and personal interviews, into the story of daughter, mother, grandmother, and lover. Come and explore the acceptance of lesbianism in families, in schools, in churches, in the passage of time, and in oneself.

All shows at 8pm. Tickets 10/15 at the door or online here!

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Aug
23
8:00 PM20:00

Old Dyke Tales

★★★★ CBC Manitoba “the best queer show you’ll see at Fringe this year” 
★★★★½ Winnipeg Free Press “Wessler teases apart the Gordian knot that is family with heart, wit, and incredible nuance”

Weaving together verbatim perspectives of four generations, "Old Dyke Tales" tells the true story of a matriarch who dared to set aside the societal and religious expectations of 1970s Catholic suburbia, in order to discover her sexuality and true self. This one-woman show combines poetry, puppets, politics, prayer, and personal interviews, into the story of daughter, mother, grandmother, and lover. Come and explore the acceptance of lesbianism in families, in schools, in churches, in the passage of time, and in oneself.

All shows at 8pm. Tickets 10/15 at the door or online here!

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Aug
22
8:00 PM20:00

Old Dyke Tales

★★★★ CBC Manitoba “the best queer show you’ll see at Fringe this year” 
★★★★½ Winnipeg Free Press “Wessler teases apart the Gordian knot that is family with heart, wit, and incredible nuance”

Weaving together verbatim perspectives of four generations, "Old Dyke Tales" tells the true story of a matriarch who dared to set aside the societal and religious expectations of 1970s Catholic suburbia, in order to discover her sexuality and true self. This one-woman show combines poetry, puppets, politics, prayer, and personal interviews, into the story of daughter, mother, grandmother, and lover. Come and explore the acceptance of lesbianism in families, in schools, in churches, in the passage of time, and in oneself.

All shows at 8pm. Tickets 10/15 at the door or online here!

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Aug
21
8:00 PM20:00

Old Dyke Tales

★★★★ CBC Manitoba “the best queer show you’ll see at Fringe this year” 
★★★★½ Winnipeg Free Press “Wessler teases apart the Gordian knot that is family with heart, wit, and incredible nuance”

Weaving together verbatim perspectives of four generations, "Old Dyke Tales" tells the true story of a matriarch who dared to set aside the societal and religious expectations of 1970s Catholic suburbia, in order to discover her sexuality and true self. This one-woman show combines poetry, puppets, politics, prayer, and personal interviews, into the story of daughter, mother, grandmother, and lover. Come and explore the acceptance of lesbianism in families, in schools, in churches, in the passage of time, and in oneself.

All shows at 8pm. Tickets 10/15 at the door or online here!

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East Vancouver Improv League
Aug
20
7:30 PM19:30

East Vancouver Improv League

Instant Theatre is proud to present the launch of the East Vancouver Improv League! 
Come witness a high-octane battle between two SUPERGROUPS made up of the finest improvisers Instant Theatre has to offer. The improv will be fast, the competition will be furious, and the laughs will be non-stop! 
You’ll be glued to your seats as our veteran sports broadcasters, Geoff and Ese, guide you through the action spewing minefield that is the EVIL Games! 
Every Sunday at 7:30pm at the Havana Theatre. Purchase your advance tickets here.

Website | Facebook | Twitter

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