Some of the must see performances at Vancouver Fringe

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HOW I LOST ONE POUND, THE MUSICAL
Playwright: Lesley Carlberg

Abandoned mom and lost soul, Lesley Carlberg is always battling the muffin top. But now she has bigger problems: her kids have left home. So what is she going to be when she grows up? How I Lost One Pound, The Musical follows Lesley’s quest in this dizzying world to realize her purpose in life now, and maybe even lose a pound or two but probably not.

“I figure, with all the laughing I did, I must’ve lost at least one pound.” —Lauren Stein, Mooney on Theatre
Funny / Musical / 60 minutes / 18+ / Coarse Language

GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES
Playwright: Rajiv Joseph

Over the course of many years, the lives of Kayleen and Doug intersect at the most bizarre and macabre intervals, leading the two childhood friends to compare ghastly scars and the physical calamities that keep drawing them together.

“This wondrous strange two-hander finds as much humor as horror in the play’s bizarre events.” —Variety

Funny / Intense / Shocking / 75 minutes / 18+ / Coarse Language / Violent Content

OBIT: A DEATHLY SERIOUS COMEDY
Playwrights: Cathy Collis & Simon Roberts

Three distinct lives. Three different deaths. Countless comedic possibilities. Is it okay to laugh in the face of death? There’s no room for sentimentality as our cast of animated actors question whether our obituaries tell the whole story. OBIT is a deathly serious comedy about life. See this before you die!

Funny / Intense / Naughty / 65 minutes / 14+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content

HER NAME WAS MARY…
Playwrights: Tom Hill & Devin Mackenzie

A new girl comes to Amy’s small town school, her name was Mary. Quickly, they become best friends and share everything. From ages 10-15 watch as they eat tapeworms, swallow laxatives, starve, puke and learn the meaning of true unconditional friendship. Once upon a time doesn’t turn out so beautiful…

HIP.BANG! PRESENTS FIN
Playwrights: Tom Hill & Devin Mackenzie

Award-winning comedy duo Hip.Bang! (The History of Romance) returns! From the politics of Campinos to the mysteries of our deepest oceans, this show will capture and release your anxieties about how twisted our world has become.

“So funny you might wet yourself.” —Edmonton Journal

Funny / In Your Face / Intellectual / 60 minutes / 14+ / Coarse Language

BOMBAY BLACK
Playwright: Anosh Irani

The lives of an Indian exotic dancer and her embittered mother are altered when a blind stranger visits them. Poetic, mythic, and brave, Anosh Irani’s 2006 multiple Dora Award-winning Bombay Black is a searing play set in the bitter reality of India. Funny, violent, humane, and directed by Mumbai-born, Fringe award winning producer Rohit Chokhani.

Rohit Chokhani’s prior Fringe award-winning production work in different capacities includes: Siddhartha:  A Journey Home, winner of the Talk of the Fringe Award, and Mrs. Singh and Me, winner of the Pick of the Fringe Award.

Starring Nimet Kanji as Padma, Agam Darshi as Apsara, and Munish Sharma as Kamal
This is a Canadian Actors’ Equity Association Production under the Festival Policy

Funny / Poetic / Multicultural / 100 minutes / 14+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content / Violent Content / Smoke Fog

A NIGHT AT THE ROSE COLOURED DISCOTHEQUE
Playwrights: Dylan Archambault & Arggy Jenati

Club kids Toasty and Jorge spend their night at the local rave. They’re regulars at the joint, drinks are cheap, friendships are still intact, and it’s most likely only Tylenol Extra Strength they found in the bottom of her purse but, the night is still young. A satire about independent culture, trying to find love, or trying to find a job in 2017.

Written by comedy duo Dylan Archambault and Arggy Jenati who have worked for CBC Comedy and at The Groundlings Theatre and School. Contains mild profanity and nudity, maybe, depending on the night! Dance. Drink. Repeat!

Funny / Naughty / 75 minutes / 18+ / Coarse Language / Sexual Content / Nudity

 

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