20th Annual Chutzpah! Festival, Win Tickets

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The Chutzpah! Festival returns with an exciting lineup of performances November 21-28, 2020, all available online, with special opportunities to attend intimate shows live streamed from the stage of the Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre.

Chutzpah! Festival 2020

20th Annual Chutzpah! Festival

Tickets: Starting at $18 (plus applicable fees and service charges), available online or by phone at (604) 257-5145. 

The Chutzpah! Festival celebrates its 20th milestone year of presenting Vancouver audiences with new and exciting, critically acclaimed artists from all over the world working in comedy, music, theatre and dance. 

This will be the first Festival presented in a digital format, and the first helmed by new Artistic Managing Director, Jessica Mann Gutteridge. Artists will present work from the U.K., Israel, U.S.A., and Canada.

The lineup will include concerts, comedy, new dance works, and previews of theatre works-in-progress, paired with stimulating conversations and opportunities to interact with creative artists. Audiences will have the opportunity to attend special live music, dance and comedy performances, with safety protocols in place, or to alternately enjoy simulcasts from the comfort of their own homes. 

Chutzpah! Festival Lineup

Comedy: Iris Bahr Festival Host (daily)
Live Streaming November 26, 2020 at 7:00pm

Comedy: The El-Salomons 
Norman Rothstein Theatre and Live Stream
November 28 (Festival Closing) at 7:00pm
Joined by local comedians (live at the Norman Rothstein Theatre) with El-Salomons (live streaming from Brooklyn).

Theatre: Shtumer Shabes (Silent Sabbath) by Playwright Rokhl Kafrissen 
Live Stream November 22 at 6:00pm

Theatre: Old Friends by Playwright Tamara Micner 
Live Streaming November 22 at 12:00pm

Music: Ben Caplan 
Live Streaming November 21 at 7:00pm

Music: Guy Mintus 
Live Streaming November 24 at 7:00pm

Dance: Ella Rothschild / Israel s Suzanne Dellal Centre, Tel Aviv Dance
Live Stream November 23 at 7:00pm

Dance/Music: Idan Cohen / Ne. Sans opera and dance
Norman Rothstein Theatre or Live Stream November 25 at 7:00pm

Win Tickets

I have two tickets to give away to the live stream of The El-Salomons, who will close out the festival on November 28th.

The El-Salomons, photo by Mike Bryck
The El-Salomons, photo by Mike Bryck

The El-Salomons are a married Jewish-Palestinian lesbian comedy couple (Jess Salomon & Eman El-Husseini) who after years of performing solo decided to add yet another challenge to their relationship: A duo act! Now they tell jokes about one another, in front each other. A sacrifice they make for the fans. Jess and Eman mix jokes and stories inspired by the politics of their relationship with observational humour about love in general. Jess Salomon ( The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon ) and Eman El-Husseini ( Just for Laughs ) met and fell in love at a comedy club in Montreal a decade ago. After just one year of performing together this hilarious couple recorded a comedy special at the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival, now available in Canada on Crave TV.

Here’s how you can enter to win:

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I will draw two winners at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Friday, November 13, 2020. UPDATE The winner is Sheryl!

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5 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. amy liuThursday, November 5th, 2020 — 7:56pm PST

    thanks for the chance to win the ticket

  2. Jason BSunday, November 8th, 2020 — 2:09pm PST

    Looks interesting

  3. Sheryl SmithSunday, November 8th, 2020 — 11:07pm PST

    Looks like a great show! Thanks for the chance to win tickets!

  4. Renate BMonday, November 9th, 2020 — 1:04pm PST

    This would be fun!

  5. Dulce FederTuesday, November 10th, 2020 — 8:12pm PST

    Looks like a great event

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