July 5 – September 1 | The Improv Centre | 1502 Duranleau Street (Granville Island)
Previews: July 5-7, 7:30pm
Performance Times: Thursday-Saturday, 7:30pm
Tickets: From $10.75 at www.vtsl.com
This summer, Vancouver TheatreSportsTM (VTSL) takes an affectionate and comedic look at what makes Vancouver so unique. Starting July 5th and running through to September 1st at The Improv Centre on Granville Island, Avocado Toast – Vancouver Grown, Free-Range Comedy pokes fun at YVR and its stereotypes.
Vancouver is known internationally for its spectacular beauty, friendly citizens, and vibrant multicultural milieu. Beneath the glossy surface lies a complicated and eccentric city ripe for parody. In a series of vignettes, VTSL’s quick-witted improvisers lampoon such local stereotypes as our obsession with fitness (Grouse Grind and yoga, anyone?), quirky neighbourhoods (The Drive, Main St., Kits, Gastown), and foodie scene (coffee culture, craft breweries/distilleries, avocado toast) that have earned Vancouver its ‘Lotus Land’ nickname. Our ‘wet coast’ winters, burgeoning bike lanes, ‘affordable’ housing, and hipsters are only a few more entertaining and endless comedic inspirations. As in all VTSL shows, the plot, characters, and action are co-developed with the audience – utilizing their suggestions to drive the action and create on- the-spot, unscripted, theatrically-infused comedy.
With an improv show, no two performances can ever be the same, but all are guaranteed to be hilarious –leaving you with sore sides from laughing so hard. Celebrate Vancouver by joining VTSL this summer for some distinctively Lower Mainland laughs. Avocado Toast is more than a satisfying breakfast – at VTSL, it is a full-meal deal of entertainment.
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About Vancouver TheatreSportsTM (VTSL):
Founded in 1980, VTSL has grown to become a well-respected international leader in the improv art form. Votedthe ‘#1 Improv Comedy Company’ at the prestigious ‘2017 Best of Vancouver Awards’, VTSL entertains morethan 65,000 people per year with 12 shows per week, 52 weeks per year at its own theatre, The Improv Centre. An intimate space located on Granville Island, The Improv Centre is a fully-licensed facility with its own Neil Macrae Bar & Lounge, which overlooks False Creek Marina.
In addition, VTSL owns and operates The Improv Comedy Institute – an improv school which offers classes from beginner through professional level, conducts province-wide school tours, and operates Improv for Business – a corporate training division with a diverse portfolio of blue-chip clients.
VTSL appreciates the on-going support of season sponsors: City of Vancouver, CMHC Granville Island, The Georgia Straight, and The Granville Island Hotel. www.vtsl.com