June 2019


Twitter: VancouverFringe


Bringing back your best-loved shows!

The Festival’s most popular shows are held over for your enjoyment! Missed them during the Festival? Sold out the night you tried to go? This is your last chance to catch these shows! Pick shows are chosen based on their popularity with audiences and critical acclaim. Think you’ve found a gem? Tell us via Facebook and Twitter!

Winning shows were announced at the Fringe Awards Night on September 16 and shortly thereafter at vancouverfringe.com. Tickets are $25 (taxes and fees included), with a portion of the proceeds supporting the Fringe.

Dates: September 19-23
Location: Performance Works (1218 Cartwright Street on Granville Island)
Price: All Pick & Pick Plus Shows are $25

5-Step Guide to Being German 2.0
Wednesday, September 19 at 8:45pm
Wanna be German? Of course you do. German comedian Paco Erhard will teach you how. The first ever stand-up show to hold a mirror up to real modern Germany, Canada, and the rest of the world. You will laugh.
“It’s crowd-pleasing entertainment that has been packing houses for years.” —the Georgia Straight
Thursday, September 20 at 8:45pm
30-something Korean-Canadian Esther examines herself in the aftermath of a recent tragedy and navigates her relationship with family and other characters in her life.
“The heart of the show is a killer—thanks largely to Bang’s witty and transparent performance. Emotions pass over her like weather. She’s a star.” —Colin Thomas’s Fresh Sheet
Poly Queer Love Ballad
Saturday, September 22 at 6:45pm
Nina, a polyamorous bisexual poet, meets Gabbie, a monogamous lesbian songwriter. They struggle to reconcile their fierce mutual attraction with their opposing perspectives on love. A charming and poignant exploration of polyamory, queerness, and relationship.
“The tenderness and rapture of this story made me weep big, nostalgic tears..” —Colin Thomas’s Fresh Sheet
Squeeze My Cans
Saturday, September 22 at 8:45pm
Cathy Schenkelberg’s journey as a Nebraska Catholic girl from a family of 10, through the rabbit hole of the infamous cult of Scientology, represents an everywoman’s story of a young adult searching for her place.
“Schenkelberg is a dynamo of a storyteller, and her bravery is admirable given that this can’t be an easy story to tell.” —Winnipeg Free Press
Sunday, September 23 at 6:00pm
A completely improvised church service for a religion made up on the spot from Travis Bernhardt, creator of the award winning Charlatan!Unpossible!, and Chris & Travis.
“[Travis Bernhardt is] charismatic enough to get the entire audience to participate.” —Vancouver Presents
The Lady Show
Sunday, September 23 at 7:45pm
Putting the JOY in feminist killjoy! Sketch, stand-up, monologue, satirical news, and more starring Diana Bang, Morgan Brayton, Fatima Dhowre, and Katie-Ellen Humphries.
“I was in such high spirits leaving this performance and the positivity and hilarity has stuck with me.” —Theatre Addicts