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There’s Still More Fringe!

Final Chance to Fringe

You only have a few more days to enjoy the Festival with Artists and other Fringe fans! Photo by Monique Sello.

Make your weekend count by spending it with the Fringe! There’s only a few more days to see one or more Theatrically Delicious shows, rock out to amazing music at the Phillips Fringe Bar (while having a drink from Phillips Brewing, Wards Cider, wine from Road 13 Vineyards, or one of many Smashes from Georgian Bay Spirits Co.), attend workshops and other special events, and soak up the Fringe before it ends!

Get your Fringe on by buying your tickets online, at the Box Office, or at the venue 45 minutes before show time—if they’re not sold out, that is! And as you make the Festival part of your weekend plans, don’t forget to check the Fresh Sheet, which we’re now sharing on our Facebook page!

Artists’ Cabaret: You’ll be in the Dark

In 2018, there were beer-chugging vulvas at the Artists’ Cabaret. What will it be this year? Photo by Bruce McPherson.

Looking for a Fringey thing to do this Saturday night? Why not head down to Performance Works to watch Maldoror and Melmoth’s Cabaret of Bullshit, which starts at 11:00pm?

In case you’re wondering what the Cabaret is about, all we can tell you is that you’ll be in the dark. As we will be. That’s because the event is completely lit by flashlights (so remember to bring one from home, or buy one by donation at the door). This Artists’ Cabaret is what happens when you leave Fringe Artists to their own devices, and they come together to put on a show that’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen during the Festival. In other words, it’s an event where you can expect the unexpected!

Tickets for Maldoror and Melmoth’s Cabaret of Bullshit are available on the Fringe website for $10. Remember to buy your tickets today. This event always sells out and it’s the first time you can buy tickets in advance!

Celebrate the Fringe on Awards Night

Be the first to know the winners of the 2019 Public Market Pick of the Fringe! Photo by Shawn Major.

End your Fringe with a bang by celebrating the Festival at [Awards Night! Hosted by Abdul Aziz (Fake Ghost Tours 2: Journey to the Other Side (of Granville Island)) and Emma Cooper (Rape is Real and Everywhere), the Fringe Awards Night honours the Fringey-est of the Fringe by giving Artists further opportunities to hone their craft! We are happy to announce that once again, entrance to Awards Night is by cash donation, which will support the Performing Arts Lodges (PAL), which provides affordable housing to longstanding members of Vancouver’s performing arts professions.

Find out the winners for the Public Market Pick of the Fringe, which will have holdover performances from September 18-22 at Performance Works! We will also announce the winners of the Cultchivating the Fringe Award, which grants a show a run in The Cultch’s 2020/2021 season, the BC Touring Council Award, which offers mentorship and a showcase spot at Pacific Contact, and the Spirit of the Fringe Award, generously supported by Habibi’s!

Did you buy a raffle ticket? We’ll be drawing the winners for the Fringe Raffle, which includes prizes from Finisterra Travel, Wards Cider and The View Winery and Vineyard, and Quay Pacific Property Management!

Fringe Awards Night starts at 9:00pm on Sunday, September 15 at Performance Works. Fringe your heart out one last time for the Festival’s Theatrically Delicious treats!

Pick Plus Tickets On Sale Now!

Missed Rocko and Nakota: Tales from the Land at the 2018 Fringe? Don’t worry, Josh Languedoc will be bringing them back for Pick Plus! Photo by Bruce McPherson.

You know there are 101 shows at this year’s Festival, but in fact, there are 104… if you count the Pick Plus! Running concurrently with the Public Market Pick of the Fringe after the Festival itself, we’re hosting three more shows that only have one performance each! If you missed these shows at past Fringes, this is your chance.

Rocko and Nakota: Tales from the Land was hailed as “warm and unpretentious” by the Georgia Straight and “witty and openhearted” in Colin Thomas’s Fresh Sheet. In it, Nakota is working on a school project from his hospital bed when his grandfather comes to visit, whisking him away into the stories that are right below his feet. On Wednesday, September 18 at 7:00pm.

Mooney on Theatre says, “I guarantee you with every fibre of my body that Flute Loops is an incredible show.” Who knew that quantum physics and music blended together so perfectly? Flute Loops uses sampling and musical improvisation to tell the story of a merch girl/PhD student in this rock opera. On Thursday, September 19 at 7:00pm.

The Ballad of Frank Allen made a splash at the 2016 Vancouver Fringe with the Georgia Straight saying, “Jackpot! … Hilarious. Insanely original.” When we heard that Weeping Spoon Productions was coming to Vancouver with Zack Adams: Love Songs for Future Girl and that they were touring with The Ballad of Frank Allen, we just could not resist asking for one more night. In it, a workplace accident shrinks one man down and he ends up living in another man’s beard. This buddy-comedy is bound to make you laugh out loud. On Thursday, September 19 at 8:45pm.

To add to the fun, if you buy tickets to all three (or to at least three shows as part of the Theatre Wire Package), you’ll save 20% on your tickets! Read more about what’s on offer via Theatre Wire here, and stay tuned to our website for the Public Market Pick of the Fringe announcement (coming during Awards Night this Sunday, September 15), and keep the Fringe going year-round!

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