The October lineup for the Vancouver Fringe Festival is here! Fresh off a hugely successful first mini festival, and a safe and exciting return to live theatre, the next batch of programming takes place October 1-10 on Granville Island at Performance Works with a maximum capacity of 50.
Vancouver Fringe Festival 2020
- When: September 10 to 20; October 1 to 10; October 29 to November 8; and tentatively November 26 to December 6.
- Tickets: Single ticket prices start at $15 and the Fringe membership fee, which is required to purchase festival tickets, starts at $7.
- Where: Online and in person (limited). In order to meet the guidelines laid out in the BC Restart Plan, the in-person, concentrated festival events will be held at fewer venues and with social distancing in place (maximum capacity of 50).
One Man Pride and Prejudice
Performance Works October 2-4, 8, & 10 at various times
It is a truth universally acknowledged that an actor in possession of a woman’s story must by in want of a wife – to help him adapt it. Charles Ross tackles the greatest romantic comedy: the intrigue, dancing, and proposals are given the one-man once-over. Produced by Victoria B.C.’s Chicken For Supper Productions, co-written by Charles Ross and Lisa Hebden and directed by Danette Bouchere, One Man Pride and Prejudice celebrates the love for a story and letting one’s uninhibited nerd out – even if you’re a man telling a woman’s story.
Rob Teszka: Magic Dropout
Performance Works October 1, 3-5, 7, & 9 at various times
Coquitlam’s Rob Teszka, almost-PhD of magic presents an irreverent magic show about failure! Enjoy a mind-blowing cocktail of tongue-in-cheek takes on topics from Mai Tais to academic burnout. Join Rob Teszka, Magic Dropout, for the unexpected results of a decade delving into the psychology of magic.
Spectral Theatre’s Late Night Double Feature
Performance Works | October 1, 3-5, 7, & 9 at various times
We welcome you to the premiere of this original Canadian script written by W. Thomas Gibson and produced by Vancouver’s Spectral Theatre Society. The Time: Present Day. The Place: Arcadia, the Canada of a universe orthogonal to our own. Here, self-enhancement with genetic technologies is largely unregulated, and despite the best efforts of the recently-formed Biological and Genetic Threats Directorate, democracy is about to face its newest and most insidious threat.
Study Abroad – The Musical! Destination: U.K.
Performance Works | October 2-4, 6, 8, & 10 at various times
When music student Cheryl’s boyfriend broke up with her halfway through her degree, she had to get the heck outta Dodge! From hellish homestays and British flings to rediscovering her true passion, this trip was more than she bargained for. Join Vancouver’s own Cheryl Olvera in her adventurous escape to Brighton, England – all through song!
Tickets are available now. Programming for the staggered festivities from November to December will be announced at a later date. Follow the festival on Facebook for more info.