Pacific Theatre presents Underneath the Lintel
Venue: Pacific Theatre
Half-price tickets: $19.50
When a reculsive Dutch librarian finds a recently-returned book that is 113 years past due, his investigation leads him to a globe-spanning obsession and an ancient ghost story. An intelligent and quirky mystery.
Vancouver TheatreSports League presents The Massacre
Venue: Improv Centre
Half-price Tickets: $8.50
Vancouver's World-Famous Improv Tournament
Witness history as Vancouver TheatreSportsTM League's signature festival pits exceptional improv groups from around the world against each other in a battle for and inspired by your love. This year is The Massacre's 26th glorious year and we're pulling out all the stops to make sure this will be our funniest festival yet.
Early in the tournament Vancouver's finest improv teams will do bloody, comedic battle in the TheatreSportsTM format you know and love. As things heat up and the week of Valentine's itself approaches, your favourite teams from past years and hot groups new to this year will descend on Vancouver to see who the real TheatreSportsTM champions are this year.
This year's contestants include teams from Toronto, Austin, Portland, Slovenia and returning champions Edmonton.
So grab your date, significant other, or most attractive friend and get down to the Improv Centre for the wildest improv tournament Vancouver has ever seen.
Vancouver TheatreSports League presents Improv Test Kitchen
Venue: The Improv Centre
Half-price tickets: $7.75
The Improv Test Kitchen is an exciting platform for new and innovative improvisational comedy. Over the course of the show, you will witness the latest show concepts in the improv-comedy world - if you think you've seen it all, this is the show for you! This show features the newest, hottest improv shows, presented by a rotating cast of mainstage company members. Improvisers bring show concepts they have developed to The Improv Centre stage, presenting them to you, an audience of mouth-watering, improv enthusiasts.
Firehall Arts Centre presents PostSecret: The Show
Venue: Firehall Arts Centre
Half-price tickets: $17.75
PostSecret: The Show becomes an immersive experience as three actors guide the audience through a crowd-sourced narrative of the stories behind some of the most sexual, sad, funny and controversial secrets - many of which have never been seen before. With half a billion visitors, half a million anonymous secrets received and 5 bestselling books, artist, curator and internet phenomenon Frank Warren has teamed up with Vancouver's TJ Dawe, Kahlil Ashanti, Justin Sudds and composer Mario Vaira to bring life to the unheard voices of PostSecret, one of the most popular blogs in the world. PostSecret: The Show is a breakthrough in audience sourced storytelling that reminds audiences that no matter what you may be facing, you are not alone.
The 2015 PuSh International Performing Arts Festival presents Dark Matter
Venue: Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre
Half-price tickets: $18.00
Like so much good art, Dark Matter defies categorization. Creator Kate McIntosh takes the weightiest issues-time, space and existence-and turns them into wild, anarchic play. You might call this a musical about the universe-the one we know and others that may exist. It has billowing smoke, propulsive percussion, powerful symbolism and crazy dance. What does it all add up to? The answer will be different for everyone, but one thing's for sure: no one will emerge unshaken. McIntosh has produced a triumph of physical performance, of theatrical conjecture, and, most of all, of imagination.
Hailing from New Zealand and trained in dance, Kate McIntosh works in the intersection of performance, video art, installation and theatre. For 20 years she has performed, both as a dancer and as a creator of original works. She was a founding member of the performance collective and punk rock band Poni, based in Brussels.
The Comedy MIX presents Showcase
Venue: the Comedy MIX
Half-price tickets: $6.80
Comedy Showcase highlights a mix of local pro comedy talent.
No minors venue, comedians are completely uncensored.