Back to School
TheatreSports Lampoons Classroom Clichés
September 3 – October 12 at 7:30pm at The Improv Centre
Tickets at www.vtsl.com
Get your fall season off to a laughing start by joining Vancouver TheatreSports™ (VTS) for some school-themed hilarity Tuesdays to Saturdays from September 3 to October 12 at 7:30pm at The Improv Centre on Granville Island. Tickets start as low as $10.75 for students and are available online at www.vtsl.com.
VTS honours the beginning of autumn with a special improv show dedicated to school days. Back to School TheatreSports takes classic TheatreSports short form improv ‘games’ and adapts them to parody classroom clichés and cliques (some things never change). Instead of the traditional TheatreSports referee, the action will be overseen by a very stern principal. Rule infractions result in player ‘detentions’ and the teams of mixed student stereotypes (geeks, jocks, cool kids, etc) will be awarded letter grades by a critical panel of examiners (audience members). At the conclusion of the match, only one team will pass.
As in all VTS shows, the characters and action are co-developed with the audience – utilizing their suggestions to create on-the-spot, unscripted, theatrically-infused comedy. In this case, the players will be improvising using school-themed suggestions to create the scenarios – awkward first dates, trying out for the team or cramming for exams, to name a few. Regardless of whether you are/were a jock, a nerd or one of the cool kids at school, everyone will be able to relate and find something to laugh about at Back to School TheatreSports.
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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.