Our picks this week include a modern look at fairy tales, a trip Back to the Future with Marty McFly and Doc Brown, and laugh it up with a Canadian improv legend.
[dropcap]1[/dropcap]Orthros Theatre Company presents A Modern Fairy Tale (Aug 19-30), where the Wolf and adult Red Riding Hood face obstacles to their burgeoning romance. This pop-rock musical parody takes timeless characters and puts them in a modern light that just may have you reconsidering everything you thought you knew about your favourite fairy tale characters.
[dropcap]2[/dropcap]Its time to head Back to the Future (Aug 19) as Wesbrooke Village at the University of British Columbia presents an outdoor screening of the classic 1985 movie starring Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd. Gas up the DeLorean and get those hover boards ready as Marty McFly races to ensure his high-school-age parents unite in order to save his own existence.
[dropcap]3[/dropcap]Legendary improviser Colin Mochrie (Aug 20-21) returns to his alma mater, the Vancouver TheatreSports League, with three shows to help raise fund for the Improv Comedy Institute’s Colin Mochrie Scholarship Fund, which makes improv training accessible to students with limited financial resources