Looking for something to do the next couple of days? Big fan of theatre but not of Broadway prices?Well then I have good news for you! Today the Vancouver International Fringe Festival, BC largest theatre festival will start!
The Vancouver Fringe Festival takes over Granville Island (and selected locations beyond) from September 9th to the 19th. This year’s Fringe has plenty of variety and is one of the best bangs for your buck for live theatre in Vancouver.80 groups will, in 11 days, provide 600 theatre performances! That means plenty of things to see and do!
Fringe offers a little something for everyone: there’s a wider variety of theatre than you’ll find in any other festival, artists workshops and nightly live music at the Fringe Bar. Need help figuring out what to see? Read on for some highlights, but make sure to visit the festival’s website or download the iPhone app for complete details.
Canary by Liesl Lafferty is a dark comedy about a young woman suddenly struck with a debilitating aversion to artificial light, leaving her living in a toxic world. Canary was originally read at the Cold Reading Series a couple of years ago and an early draft was performed to excellent reviews for both the script and the cast at last year’s Toronto Fringe Festival. Canary is at the Studio 16 theatre at 1555 West 7th Avenue.
Everybody loves a clown, and David Gaines’ 7(X1) Samurai is a one man retelling of the classic Japanese story of Seven Samurai in comedic form. 7(X1) Samurai shows at the Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island.
Looks like you have your time cut out for you! There are plenty of performances for you to see! With prices starting from $5 per performance it is cheap to!