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Back to School TheatreSports
September 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 6, 2018
September always feels like the ‘real’ New Year – summer vacation is over and it’s the start of the academic year. It doesn’t matter if you are a student or have been out of school for decades, the feeling still persists. Get your fall season off to a laughing start by joining Vancouver TheatreSports for some school-themed hilarity.
Vancouver TheatreSports (VTS), honours the beginning of autumn with a special improv show dedicated to school days. Back to School TheatreSports takes classic TheatreSports short form improv games and adapts them to parody classroom clichés and cliques (some things never change). Instead of the traditional TheatreSports referee, the action will be overseen by a very stern principal. Scenarios may see a team of nerds vie against jocks or cool kids against academics, for instance. Rule infractions will result in player detentions.
As in all VTS shows, the characters and action are co-developed with the audience – utilizing their suggestions to create on-the-spot, unscripted, theatrically-infused comedy. In this case, the players will be improvising using school-themed suggestions to create the scenarios – awkward first dates, trying out for the team or cramming for exams, to name a few. Regardless of whether you are/were a jock, a nerd or one of the cool kids at school, everyone will be able to relate and find something to laugh about at Back to School TheatreSports.