Vancouver’s weirdest theatre fest of the year is back.
The 2014 Vancouver Fringe Festival brings nearly 100 off-beat and experimental theatre acts to Granville Island, Sept. 4-Sept. 14. Over the course of 11 days of over-the-top thespian excitement, they’ll stage more than 700 performances in venues ranging from traditional theatres to cafes and even “site-specific” places, which in the past have included fire escapes and bicycles.
First held back in 1985, the Fringe has grown into one of the city’s largest theatre festivals, drawing more than 30,000 attendees every year. Its unique format (many acts are drawn at random, literally from a hat) gives all artists, from novices to veteran actors, a chance to participate, while bringing new, adventurous and often hilarious theatre to audiences. The price is right, too: All regular-priced tickets are $14.
Here are a few shows not to be missed at this year’s Fringe Fest: Continue reading:
5 Can’t-Miss Shows at the 2014 Vancouver Fringe Festival