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October 2019

2019 International Theatresports Institute Conference and Festival

October 17, 2019
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until October 20, 2019

Granville Island, 1669 Johnston Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9 Canada
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Take 100+ improv actors from 18 countries, add 50 performances across three theatre venues and what do you get? A lot of laughter! This Fall, the improv comedy world is bringing the laughs to Vancouver from October 14 to 20 as Vancouver TheatreSports (VTS) hosts the 2019 International Theatresports Institute Conference and Festival. The International Theatresports Institute (ITI) is the largest improv network in the world, representing 90 improv companies, schools and universities from 22 countries on six continents. Every…

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Replay: A Bunch of Great Plays, Again

October 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 26, 2019

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until October 26, 2019

Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5L 3X4 Canada
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$18 – $22
Replay

Staircase Theatre is proud to announce an exciting festival made of a collection of our favourite shows and artists from this year’s Fringe - from Vancouver, and beyond. Fresh from the Fringe, these artists are ready to pluck your heartstrings, knock you sideways, and make you laugh. Check the Showpass or Staircase Theatre website for exact dates and showtimes. Note: This information was supplied to Vancouver Presents and does not necessarily represent the views of our publication. We are not…

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Nasty Women Comedy: October Improv Spooktactular

October 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Biltmore Cabaret, 395 Kingsway
Vancouver, BC V5T 0A9 Canada
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$10 – $15
Nasty Women Comedy: October Improv Spooktactular

Put away your ghost-hunting, um, wand (?) and pick up your... laugh... harpoon (?!?!?!) because you're in for a spine-tingling treat this Halloween-adjacent season: a brand new comedy show from the best and only 10-woman improv troupe performing monthly at the Biltmore Cabaret! SPOOOOOKY! It's a night of improv guaranteed to get that heart rate pounding, much like it would be if you were to encounter a g-g-g-g-ghost in that cute Victorian fixer-upper you're thinking about flipping. OOooOooohhh! Note: This…

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The Birds & the Bees

October 17, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until October 26, 2019

An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 26, 2019

An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 26, 2019

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until October 26, 2019

Arts Club Granville Island Stage, 1585 Johnston Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8 Canada
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$29 – $53
Tom McBeath, Christopher Allen, and Susinn McFarlen in the Arts Club Theatre Company production of The Birds & the Bees. Photo by Moonrider Productions.

The Birds & the Bees follows Sarah, a turkey farmer, who has split up with her husband and moved in with her mom, Gail, a beekeeper. Add in Earl, the flirty neighbour, and Ben, an eager young graduate student, and you have the perfect breeding ground for unlikely attractions. Set in adjoining bedrooms, The Birds & the Bees is a Canadian comedy about love, lust, beekeeping, and the artificial insemination of turkeys. Artistic Director Ashlie Corcoran says, “I love this big-hearted, silly,…

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La Traviata

October 17, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on October 19, 2019 at 7:30 pm

One event on October 24, 2019 at 7:30 pm

One event on October 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 649 Cambie Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 2P1 Canada
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La Traviata

Vancouver Opera’s 2019/2020 season is kicking off with a sumptuous new production of Giuseppe Verdi’s timeless romantic tragedy, La Traviata. In an unprecedented collaboration, Vancouver Opera joins four other Canadian opera companies as they co-present this opera reaching more opera patrons than ever before. Acclaimed director Alan Gauthier sets La Traviata in the decadent music hall scene of 1920s’ Paris. The opera begins when the curtain rises on Violetta Valéry (the ‘fallen woman’ of the opera’s title), a famous Parisian courtesan who is consumed…

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Spooky Action

October 17, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until October 19, 2019

An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 19, 2019

Firehall Arts Centre, 280 East Cordova Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 1L3 Canada
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$12 – $33
Spooky Action

The title comes from Einstein’s theory referring to particles that are so closely linked, they share the same existence, yet they could be an entire universe apart. He called the phenomenon, “spooky action at a distance.” A collaboration with poet/performer Barbara Adler, this interdisciplinary work weaves together visual art, contemporary dance, poetry and original music, extending the provocative theory to human connections, exploring the mysterious ways we act on each other’s lives. “Firehall has been privileged to program the work…

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