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There’s Still More

The Public Market Pick of the Fringe is on now through Sunday!

We’re bringing back Fringe favourites for one performance only! Check out the Public Market Pick of the Fringe, which is on now until Sunday, September 23. Last night, we kicked things off with Paco Erhard’s 5-Step Guide to Being German 2.0. Here’s a sneak preview of the rest of the shows coming up:

You only have until Sunday to see our Public Market Pick of the Fringe winners! Photo by Al Ricard.

You only have until Sunday to see our Public Market Pick of the Fringe winners! Photo by Al Ricard.

Classy Little Bitch Productions’ SELF-ish returns to the stage tonight at 8:45pm! Afterwards, you don’t want to miss two double features: on September 22, starting with the multi-awarded show, Poly Queer Love Ballad will be on at 6:45pm, followed by Squeeze My Cans at 8:45pm; and finally, on September 23, Unscriptured will start at 6:00pm, followed by The Lady Show at 7:45pm!

The Pick is on through Sunday, September 23, at Performance Works on Granville Island. Tickets are $25 and are available online or at the venue 45 minutes before the show starts. Click here for more details.

Don’t Forget to Fringe More

The Birdmann and Egg will be closing Pick Plus with The Birdmann FINALE. Photo by Phillip Dovey.

The Birdmann and Egg will be closing Pick Plus with The Birdmann FINALE. Photo by Phillip Dovey.

If you’re getting the post-Fringe blues, don’t fret! There’s still the Pick Plus! Running now through to Friday, September 21, Pick Plus features a handpicked selection of past Fringey hits from Vancouver or from other Fringe Festivals. Pick Plus is perfect for those craving to Fringe even more!

Last night, Nico Dicecco hit the stage with 50 Shades of Vinyl, which Two Cents & Two Pence describes as “an incredible naughty tribute to Stuart McLean’s Vinyl Cafe.” Tonight, Habitats, a poetic work featuring a clown and an acrobatic stilt dancer, will be showing at 7:00pm. And we have a double feature coming up on Friday, September 21: first, Kahlil Ashanti’s Basic Training comes on at 7:00pm, while The Birdmann FINALE starts at 8:45pm.

They’re all happening at Performance Works, so you don’t have to go far! Tickets are $25 each and are available online or at the venue 45 minutes before the show starts. Find more information on our Pick Plus shows here.

How to Get 20% Off Pick Plus Tickets

Thanks to Pick Plus, you get four more Fringey shows (on top of the Public Market Pick of the Fringe) this week! We’ll sweeten the deal even more: what if we told you that you can Fringe more AND save money?

That’s right—if you buy tickets to three or more Theatre Wire Package shows—which includes Pick Plus shows, you’ll save 20% off your tickets! (Discounts will apply automatically, but you must purchase your tickets via the Theatre Wire site.)

Soul Samurai is part of the Theatre Wire Package. Did you know that it was also part of the 2017 Fringe? Photo by Jordan Ting.

Soul Samurai is part of the Theatre Wire Package. Did you know that it was also part of the 2017 Fringe? Photo by Jordan Ting.

And even though we close the curtain on our Pick Plus shows on September 21, you can still see independent theatre year-round thanks to Theatre Wire.

If you need a little more Fringe in your life, you can check out Theatre Wire shows by Fringe alumni and local independent theatre producers. When you’re ready, just add tickets to three or more Theatre Wire Package shows (click here to see all the eligible shows) to your cart, and the discount will be applied automatically. If you have more questions about the Theatre Wire Package or Theatre Wire in general, e-mail us at boxoffice@theatrewire.com!

Thank You Volunteers!

Volunteers are the backbone of the Festival’s success, and we couldn’t be more grateful for all their help. Rain or shine (but especially rain!), these volunteers worked hard to make sure the Festival was running smoothly. This year, we had a stellar group of volunteers coming from all over the world, including Germany, Iran, China, New Zealand, India, and Indonesia!

Thank you to our volunteers for making this a great Fringe! Top left photo by Al Ricard, top and bottom right photo by Nandia Syabrina, and bottom left photo by Jenna Owen.

Thank you to our volunteers for making this a great Fringe! Top left photo by Al Ricard, top and bottom right photo by Nandia Syabrina, and bottom left photo by Jenna Owen.

Our Volunteer Department and the entire Fringe team is very thankful for all the volunteers’ work. Assistant Volunteer Coordinator Nena Pierre says, “This year in particular, the Fringe volunteers really held this Festival together.” And Volunteer Supervisor Hillary Kaplan adds, “Our already incredible volunteers really stepped up and went above and beyond, and we couldn’t be more grateful. We can’t express our gratitude enough.”

We would also like to thank the sponsors who support the Fringe’s Volunteer Program: Phillips Brewing and Malting Co., Wards Cider, Foodora, Road 13 Vineyards, The Keg, Mobi, Hardbite,  Boston Pizza, Habibis Mediterranean Foods, Clif Bars, Georgian Bay Spirit Co.,Rush Order Tees, and Shear Comfort Seat Covers Ltd.! Thank you for giving our volunteers a great Fringe experience!

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