For Fangtastic Comedy
Check Out ‘Spooktober’ at Vancouver TheatreSports™
Whether it’s with a group of ‘ghoulfriends’ getting together for a night out, or a romantic date, Vancouver TheatreSports™ (VTS) dares you to laugh this October with its spirited lineup of Halloween-themed shows taking place Tuesday, October 22 to Thursday, October 31 at The Improv Centre on Granville Island.
Aptly named Spooktober, this limited-run, seasonal celebration of all things eerie features three different shows and a very special event you’ll be dying to attend.
Monster Matches | October 22, 23, 29, 30 at 7:30pm; and October 25 at 9:30pm
Monster Matches pits teams of monsters against one another in a series of ‘head-to-headless’ short-form scenarios to see who ‘eeeks’ out the most laughs. Will the werewolves defeat the witches or zombies overcome the vampires? In this fast-paced ‘roller-ghoster’, the winner is determined by audience judges.
Cult Fiction – Everyone Laugh Together | October 24, 25, and October 31-November 2 at 7:30pm
Cult Fiction – Everyone Laugh Together is framed as a documentary. Hosted by an investigative journalist, the players utilize audience suggestions to spin a ‘spell-binding’ tale behind the cult, including the core cult belief and some of its unique traits. The more ridiculous the suggestions, the more inventive the action and the louder the laughter.
Kreepy Kitty | October 24 & 31 at 9:15pm; and October 26 at 11:15pm
Kreepy Kitty sees the action of the show directed by an evil kitty from its window perch. This is one ‘fur-midable’ feline with plenty of ‘cat-titude’ whose ‘claw-ver’ commands lead to plenty of comedic ‘hiss-terics’.
Ticket prices for Monster Matches, Cult Fiction, and Kreepy Kitty start at $10.75 and are available now online at www.vtsl.com.
In addition to the performances above, VTS presents the following special event:
Halloween Howl Special Event | Saturday, October 26 | 7:30-10:30pm
The evening features costumed performers in two head-to-headless TheatreSports matches where all but the most cunning ghoul will perish. VTS guests can also shake their bones to the bloodcurdling beats of a DJ at the ‘Danse Macabre’ and have their palm read by ‘Madame Improvo’ or visit ‘Poe Corner’ where the spectre of a long-dead poet will spellbind with improvised ‘POEms’ that even The Raven would find beguiling. Mix and mingle with ‘Denizens of the Dark’ (roving performers) who’ll delight with their tricky antics. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes. Tickets for Halloween Howl are $34.95 and available at www.vtsl.com.
During the 10 days of Spooktober, The Improv Centre is transformed with ‘haunt-ng’ décor into an eerie sepulchre worthy of any Demon or night-loving Vampire. You’ll also find ‘spooktacular’ specials on potions and poisons at VTS’ Neil Macrae Bar and Lounge. This is one instance where you’ll want to drink the ‘Killer Kool-Aid’ (vodka, amaretto, cranberry juice) or indulge your inner ghoul by imbibing a dark purple ‘Creepy Kitty’ (vodka, blue curacao, cranberry juice, margarita mix).
Give your ‘funny bones’ a shake and treat yourself to a night of ‘unboolievably’ hilarious improv comedy at Vancouver TheatreSports’ Spooktober.
October 22-31 at The Improv Centre
Tickets at www.vtsl.com
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About Vancouver TheatreSports™ (VTS):
VTS’ brand of improvisation is a highly theatrical fusion of dramatic elements coupled with the enthusiasm and edge-of-your-seat excitement of professional sport. Voted Vancouver’s #1 Improv Comedy Company (2018, 2017, & 2016 ‘Best of Vancouver Awards’), Vancouver TheatreSports™ was founded in 1980 and has grown to become a well-respected international leader in the improv art form – entertaining more than 65,000 people per year with 11 shows per week, 52 weeks per year at its own theatre, The Improv Centre, located on Granville Island.
The Neil Macrae Bar & Lounge, tucked in the back of The Improv Centre, offers a full menu of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages that patrons are welcome to take with them into the theatre to enjoy during the performance. In addition, VTS owns and operates The Improv Comedy Institute – a theatre school offering improv and acting classes from beginner through professional level. VTS’ corporate training division, Improv for Business, provides numerous team-building and leadership workshops for a portfolio of blue-chip clients.
Vancouver TheatreSports™ appreciates the support of season sponsors: City of Vancouver, CMHC Granville Island, The Georgia Straight, and The Granville Island Hotel.
Media release and image provided by Teresa Trovato, Teresa Trovato PR.