Vancouver Fringe Festival 2011

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It’s Vancouver International Fringe Festival time again, now in it’s 27th year, which runs from September 8 – 18. This year’s Fringe Festival will feature over 600 performances by more than 80 groups over the course of the 11 days, and is expected to attract over 30,000 attendees.

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This year will mark the 25th Vancouver Fringe Festival for theatre artists Jacques Lalonde with a special performance: Jacques and Awe. This “Best of 25 Years” show will have Jacques performing some of him most beloved characters including Kenny Rogers and Jean Chretien.

Some shows to check out (who have already sent all their info to are:

Mr. Boat-head’s Electrical Dream Ship
This site-specific performance about building the ship of your dreams and includes audio-recording dreams and nightmares from audience members to create an online dream archive for those with underdeveloped imaginations, in need of inspiration, or who simply never remember their dreams.

The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
Just what is sounds like – a theatrical tea party! Free tea is provided, but if you can, please bring your own cup.

You Are Not Dead
A site-specific piece that takes place at Granville Island Hotel and thrusts the audience into a wellness seminar. Only a very theatrical one.

ShLong Form Improv
This fusion of short and long form of improv comedy which started in Australia by Probationary Theatre Company moved to Seoul, South Korea, where is joined forces with Seoul City Improv, and performed for many years.

Suicides in Vegas
Two women are connected via the internet wanting to end it all, but not along. This dark comedy was written by Evan Placey, winner of the Tarragon Theatre RBC National Playwriting Competition.

Tickets start at $10 and a $5 membership is required. You can also get combo packs and see up to 10 shows for $90.

Download the Fringe Festival iPhone app to keep track of the shows and follow @VancouverFringe on Twitter.

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  1. JacquiFriday, September 16th, 2011 — 9:15am PDT

    My husband and I checked out ‘Species’ by Sapience Dance last weekend and it was AWESOME! The dancing and costumes were outstanding. We would highly recommend it!!

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