With the 30th anniversary of the Vancouver Fringe Festival now over, Vancouver Fringers have spoken and chosen six of their favourites for this year’s Pick of the Fringe. Chosen based on box office popularity, these are the shows that audiences were talking about most during the past eleven days and Pick of the Fringe is your opportunity to see the best that the 2014 Vancouver Fringe Festival had to offer.
The 2014 Public Market Pick of the Fringe will take place at Performance Works on Granville Island from September 17-21. Visit
for tickets and information. http://vancouverfringe.com
2013 Peter Carlone and Chris Wilson present Peter n’ Chris and the Kinda OK Corral a wild combination of scripted and improvised comedy. There is a reason Peter n’ Chris were named best sketch troupe last year at the Canadian Comedy Awards and are nominated again this year. It is also why you would have found line-ups and sold-out shows at this year’s Fringe. This really is why we called it “the Fringe at its best…” Read our full review here.
Having lived in the shadow of her bigger little sister for most of her life, Amy has struggled to find her place in the world. It isn’t until she discovers the pleasures of the roller derby and that of Diana, one of its Amazonian players that she not only breaks free of the spectre of sister, she also manages to break her sister’s fingers. Roller Derby Saved My Soul “is the most fun you’re going to have on eight wheels at this year’s Fringe”. Read our full review here. Photo by Richard Gilmore.
Television’s favourite fairytale Granny, Beverley Elliott performs her solo show …didn’t see that coming, sharing personal stories of her journey from gay bars to red carpets. Read our full review here.
In Caws & Effect, Mind of a Snail expands on their overhead projector shadow puppetry repertoire to include mask and original music in this tale told from a crow’s point of view. Photo by Mind of a Snail.
Grant Canyon made a triumphant return to the Vancouver Fringe Festival in No Tweed Too Tight: Another Grant Canyon Mystery as Ryan Gladstone plays a very, very drunk insurance investigator, who still manages to get his man—and a few femme fatales as well.
The star studded Dirty Old Woman explores a May-December romance between Nina, an older woman and a much younger man. When they begin a relationship, the sparks fly in more ways than on with unexpected judgments, surprising turns, and double standards all exposed.