Obit: A Deathly Serious Comedy
Photo by Robert C. New, and design by James Groome.
Centred around that strange end-of-life ritual, the obituary, Obit – A Deathly Serious Comedy takes a wry, comic look at three intertwined stories of people with buried pasts and how we get, or how we want to be, remembered.

Why should someone come see your show?

Because you may die tomorrow and will have missed it … and if there is an afterlife, you’ll know you missed it, which would really be a shame.

If your show was a superhero which superhero would it be, and why?

Deadpool.  Because it was made in Vancouver.  Because his comic antihero type persona makes him seem more real than most perfect superheroes.  And because died several times, and our play is a deathly serious comedy.

If you could see only one show at the Vancouver Fringe this year, besides your own, what show would that be?

A Night at the Rose Coloured Discotheque because they’re at the Cultch Historic just like us, and both use a disco ball.

Venue: The Cultch Historic Theatre (1895 Venables St, Vancouver)
Twitter: @obit_theplay

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The 2017 Vancouver Fringe Festival runs September 7-17 on Granville Island and stages around town. Visit for tickets and information.