In a media release, the Vancouver Fringe Festival announced six shows as this year’s Public Market Pick of the Fringe. According to the release, these are the shows which received the most buzz in line-ups, at the Fringe bar, online, and from local critics.
The six shows will appear in addition to this year’s Pick Plus, a trio of shows from past Vancouver and other Fringe Festivals.
The 2018 Public Market Pick of the Fringe and Pick Plus takes place at Performance Works on Granville Island from September 18-22. Visit vancouverfringe.com for tickets and information.
Traveling the hilarious, rocky road from denial to grudging acceptance of getting older, Old-ish is about aging and death, only funnier. Friday, September 20 at 7:00pm.
In the autobiographical Pretty Beast, Kazu Kusano tells her story of growing up in a dysfunctional family in Japan who found humour as a survival tool. But a girl being funny is a problem. Friday, September 20 at 8:45pm.
My Name is Sumiko
By day June Fukumura is a polite, well-mannered theatre artist, but at night, she’s her dark humoured, hyper kawaii, raunchy clown alter-ego, Sumiko, dicing and slicing up Japanese stereotypes. Saturday, September 21 at 7:00pm.
Meet Larry. He’ll be the first to tell you that he’s handier than a pocket on the back of a shirt. Larry wants to prove he’s worthy of a good woman, that he can quit drinking, and even take up meditation. Larry’s journey into his own psyche uncovers more than he expected. Saturday, September 21 at 8:45pm.
Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me But Banjos Saved My Life
Don’t let its title fool you, Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me But Banjos Save My Life is a true story to remind us that life is short and pursuing your passions can save your life. Sunday, September 22 at 6:00pm.
Guards at the Taj
In Guards at the Taj, Adele Noronha and Andeep Kalirai star in Rajiv Joseph’s story of Imperial Guards at the Taj Mahal during one of the cruelest acts in (perhaps fabricated) history. Sunday, September 22 at 7:45pm.