Voted Vancouver’s Best Arts Festival five years in a row by Georgia Straight readers, the Vancouver International Fringe Festival is famous for offering the year’s most diverse and eclectic (and funny!) sources of live entertainment.
Fringe performances run the gamut of artistic innovation with pieces from local, national and international artists at all levels, from seasoned veterans to emerging talent. And with tickets only $10 – $12, it’s easy to take a chance and see something you wouldn’t normally try. (That’s the best part!)
As B.C.’s largest theatre festival, this year’s event has over 400 performances by more than 65 different groups at some of Vancouver’s best theatres, including Granville Island Stage, Performance Works, and the Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island.
Performances include The Secret Love Life of Ophelia, directed by Vancouver’s Jeremy Waller and starring locals Alicia Novak and Darren Baquist as Ophelia and Hamlet, last year’s 2008 Fringe favourite The Seven Lives of Louis Riel, by local playwright Ryan Gladstone, and the latest offering from Sticky Fingers Productions, Lavignia: a Modern Fairy Tale of Gigantic Proportions, about a giant girl who wants to dance.
The Vancouver International Fringe Festival runs from September 9 – 20, 2009; Pick of the Fringe runs September 24 – 27, 2009.
Tickets are on sale now: 2009 Program Guide and Tickets.