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Vancouver TheatreSports League presents Ultimate Improv Championships
Venue: The Improv centre
Half-price tickets: $7.75
UIC is Vancouver's most dangerous improv and pits two blood-thirsty teams of improvisers against each other in a non-stop timed challenge. At the end of each performance the audience votes who will be the Ultimate Improv Champion, with the winning team returning the following week to defend their title. "Ultimate Improvisers" are among the best-trained and well-conditioned athletes in the world. While this is a highly intense sport, improviser safety is of paramount concern to UIC ownership and management. Please note - no improviser has ever been seriously injured in a UIC event.
Pacific Theatre presents Rainmaker
Venue: Pacific Theatre
Half-price tickets: $19.49
Lizzie's hopes and dreams have run as dry as the barren fields of her family's drought-ridden ranch. When the charismatic Starbuck appears one windless night selling the promise of rain, Lizzie must decide: is he a con man, or does he hold the key to everything she desires? A beautifully crafted prairie romance about faith, hope, and the possibility of love.
Ghost Light Projects Theatre presents Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Venue: The Cobalt
Half-price tickets: $21.25
Born the effeminate son of a communist German woman named Hedwig, Hansel Schmidt had a lonely childhood growing up in East Berlin, spending much of his youth listening to American glam rock and pretending to be a "crypto-homo-rocker" of the 70's. After being kicked out of university for a lecture on the "aggressive influence of German philosophy on rock-and-roll", Hansel meets Luther an American G.I. who falls in love with the boy and seduces him. Realizing her son has no future in communist Germany, Hedwig suggests Hansel undergo a sex change operation, marry Luther and leave the country. She gives Hansel her passport, and her name.
All did not go as planned with a botched operation leaving Hedwig with an angry inch and Luther leaving her. Stripped of her identity, Hedwig is forced to create a new life for herself. As she struggles to unite her male and female side, Hedwig discovers the intricacies of her own identity: grown-up and child, man and woman, old and new.While doing odd jobs, Hedwig meets Tommy Speck, a wide-eyed introvert who is intrigued by Hedwig's music and learns all he can from the talented drag queen. Tommy quickly rises to fame, but does not acknowledge Hedwig as the one who molded him into a world-wide star.
Seven Tyrants Theatre presents Judge Dee's Chinatown Haunted House
Venue: Classical Chinese Gardens
Half-price tickets: $8.75
Join us again this year at Vancouver's fastest growing Halloween event. From October 1 to 31, we transform the Classical Chinese Garden into a terrifying Haunted House. Featuring over a dozen actors, dancers and musicians, this one-of-a-kind experience is inspired by the gruesome stories of Judge Dee: China's Sherlock Holmes. Warning: Not for young children or the faint of heart!
Last Chance Productions presents Evil Dead: The Musical
Venue: Norman Rothstein Theatre
Half-price tickets: $18.25
Evil Dead: The Musical is based on the Sam Raimi 80s cult classic which tells the age old tale: five college kids travel to an abandoned cabin in the woods, boy meets girl, boy expects to get lucky, boy unleashes evil spirit, girl meets the big bad and boy meets chainsaw instead. Friends into lovers, lovers into friends, and friends into Candarian Demons. Mayhem ensues, and don't forget the spectacular singing and dancing. Evil Dead includes hilarious numbers like "All the Men in my Life Keep Getting Killed by Candarian Demons," "Look Who's Evil Now" and "Do the Necronomicon."
General Admission (NOT splatter zone).
The Comedy MIX presents Headliner Dino Archie
Venue: The Comedy Mix
Half-price tickets: $9.00
A Los Angeles comedy competition finalist, Dino has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in comedy including Aziz Ansari and Drew Carey.
No minors venue (19+); comedians are completely uncensored