Vancouver just can’t get enough Fringe Theatre—that’s why there are Fringe holdovers after the Festival! Presented by Granville Island‘s Public Market, from September 23 through 27, the Public Market Pick of the Fringe will be held at a new venue this year, the Revue Stage on Granville Island.
Pick shows have been buzzing throughout the Festival with performances being sold out and people talking about them in Fringe lineups—these hottest selling shows are how Pick shows are chosen.
And without further adieu, the Public Market Pick of the Fringe winners are:
Three time Canadian Comedy Award Winners Peter n’ Chris have been delighting Fringe audiences for years. In their latest installment, Chris dies! Or does he?
“See this show. Take your friends. Make the world a happier place.” —Colin Thomas, the Georgia Straight
Wednesday, September 23 at 8:45pm
The O.C.: The Musical
From the creators of the 2012 Pick of the Fringe winning show, Riverview High: The Musical, comes a musical parody of the Fox TV teen drama, The O.C.
“The O.C.: The Musical is 90 minutes of hilarious, ridiculous parody that will keep you entertained from the moment you sit down.” —VanCity Buzz
Thursday, September 24 at 6:45pm
Hot off his award winning run at the 2015 Victoria Fringe Festival, Brain sold out its entire Vancouver Fringe run just days into the Festival. In it, Brendan McLeod performs a heartbreaking and hilarious monologue about coming of age, mental illness, and the nature of thought.
“The guy is so smart, his rapid-fire delivery so clean and confident, his wit so casual, copious, and reassuring that he makes the journey feel safe for the audience.” —Colin Thomas, the Georgia Straight
Friday, September 25 at 8:45pm
A single puppeteer, Adam Francis Proulx, transforms one puppet into the 12 members of the jury who must decide a Butcher’s fate in this courtroom drama / puppet show / mystery / comedy / one-man show.
“I laughed out loud—a lot … We watch Proulx transform … with the virtuosity of his distinctive voices and gestures. Folded in with the wicked topical humour.” —Kathleen Oliver, the Georgia Straight
Saturday, September 26 at 7:00pm
Mrs. Singh & Me
Imagine if Romeo kidnapped Juliet’s mom—which is pretty much what happens in this new play written by and starring Munish Sharma (Iceland, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Chicken), directed by Jessie Award-nominee Kathleen Duborg, and starring Nimet Kanji (Bollywood Wedding, Continuum) as the title character, Mrs. Singh.
“Both audience-pleasing funny and a serious account of intra-cultural, intergenerational tensions.” —Jerry Wasserman, Vancouver Plays
Sunday, September 27 at 5:00pm
TITUS: The Light and Delightful Musical Comedy of Titus Andronicus
Young William Shakespeare wants a hit. What could possibly improve murder and mayhem better than singing and dancing?! Add jokes, some slapstick, a little irony, and of course some play on words. Yes, people love a comedy!
***** “There’s not a note, line or dance step out of place in this, yes, delightful re-imagining (from Vancouver company Awkward Stage Productions) of what is often called Shakespeare’s bloodiest play.” —Shawn Conner, the Vancouver Sun
Sunday, September 27 at 7:00pm