Countdown to the October Mini-Fringe!

What’s Playing at the October mini-Fringe

Thank you for making the first mini-Fringe a huge success! The sold-out Art Heist was a hit with the audiences, who were made to solve a mystery on foot! Photo by Al Ricard.

The October mini-Fringe is coming to you in nine days, with more shows to Shift Your Perspective! Starting October 1, make sure to check out shows that offer something different for everyone: a one-person retelling of a literary classic, a magic show that’s all about failing, a sci-fi show where self-enhancement becomes a threat to society, and a solo musical about studying halfway across the world! Tickets are available on the Fringe website.

One Man Pride and Prejudice
Victoria, Canada
Playwright: Charles Ross
Performance Works

It is a truth universally acknowledged that an actor in possession of a woman's story must be in want of a wife--to help him adapt it. Charles Ross, (One Man Star Wars, LotR, Batman) tackles the greatest romantic comedy: the intrigue, dancing, proposals, are given the one man once-over.

Poetic / Funny / Intellectual / 60 minutes
Rob Teszka: Magic Dropout
Coquitlam, Canada
Playwright: Rob Teszka
Performance Works

Rob Teszka, almost-PhD of magic, presents an irreverent magic show about failure! Enjoy a mindblowing 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. All ages -- even the swearing part!

Intellectual / Funny / 60 minutes / Coarse Language

counterFACTUAL (Spectral Theatre’s Late-Night Double Feature)

Spectral Theatre
Vancouver, Canada
Performance Works

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.

Intellectual / Weird / 60 minutes / Challenging Content

Study Abroad--the musical! Destination: U.K.

Cheryl Olvera Music
Vancouver, Canada
Playwright: Cheryl Olvera
Performance Works

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, to British flings, to rediscovering her true passion, this trip was more than she bargained for. Join Cheryl in her adventurous escape to Brighton, England--all through song!

Funny / Intimate / Musical / 60 minutes / Coarse Language

And a huge thank you to everyone who made the September mini-Fringe a great success! Through all your support for attending the shows, special events, and workshops, you’ve all made this a safe and exciting return to live theatre. Look forward to even more theatre in the upcoming mini-Fringes!  

And a very, very special thank you to all the volunteers who have worked hard to support the Fringe through thick and thin! Photos by Al Ricard.

“We’ve had a heartfelt opening full of gratitude and appreciation for our staggered 2020 Festival,” says Executive Director Rohit Chokhani. “Our Fringe community has embraced the ever-evolving and constantly shifting uncertainty of this pandemic and collaborated with us to provide an artistic platform for the local independent artist community. Our collective energy has engaged with the unjuried, uncensored mandate of the Vancouver Fringe Festival in a fresh manner with health and safety being the top priority. Our spirits are high and we can’t wait to present three more mini Fringes in the weeks ahead.” 

Buy your tickets here today—see you in October! 

Help the Fringe by Closing the Gap

Here are more snapshots from the donor picnic with TJ Dawe–just one of the many perks that you can access when you become a donor! Photos by Al Ricard.

This has been a challenging year for the Fringe. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fringe has lost thousands of dollars in funding opportunities and sponsorships. Although the Fringe continues to provide opportunities for Artists, show producers, and administrators by modifying the Festival, we want to ensure that it thrives. And to do so, we’re calling on for support from Fringers like you by Closing the Gap!  

The Fringe is looking to raise $30,000 to help the Festival succeed in making “Theatre for Everyone” possible for many years to come. Here’s two ways you can help: 

  1. Donate today—whether it’s $25, $150, or $1,000, every bit helps us to Close the Gap!
  2. Buy an extra Membership, or a Premium Membership—Fringe Memberships are a one-time purchase and comes with great year-round perks, including access to all the hottest Fringe shows! The Membership Fee goes directly to support the Fringe in our year of need.

Help us Close the Gap created by the pandemic by donating today. It’s thanks to the generous financial support from Fringers like you that we’re able to cultivate artists and audiences to create an open and vibrant independent theatre community for years to come!