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Friday October 7th - Ramada Stage - VIIF 2016
Fri, 7 October 2016, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM PDT
SHOWS AT PERFORMANCE WORKS
TICKET OPTIONS: Select your ticket option below. An "Evening Pass" includes both the 7:30 and 9:30 shows in the same theatre. Be sure to arrive at the theatre at least 15 minutes prior to the event. Our bar will be open and seating is general admission. Doors 30 minutes before shows.
The International Ensembles are an opportunity for individual improvisers the world over to spend a week workshopping new and new-to-them improv forms. Dozens of performers apply for a handful of spots and work with guest directors to create evening performances live for you, our audience.
This year our TWO INTERNATIONAL ENSEMBLES include performers who live in Toronto, Phoenix, San Diego, Calgary, Los Angeles, Portland, New York, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Montreal and Vancouver, who have toured across Canada, across the US, and internationally, who are writers, actors, directors, musicians and stand up comedians (when they’re not improvising, of course). They are television stars, Artistic Directors of theatres, comedy and theatre award winners, teachers, friends and lovers. They’re also all gifted improvisers, and they’re all here to entertain you.
One thing is certain — the International Ensembles are groups of people who will likely never all work together again. In some cases, you’d have to travel pretty far to see any of them on their home turf. Now you can enjoy all of them, without even leaving your seat.
National Anthem is an improv group based in Vancouver that performs high energy, story-driven long form improv. They bounce between grounded and absurd comedy, but always focus on the journey and growth of the characters and worlds they create.
National Anthem was selected to take part in Instant Theatre’s 2015 Cagematch Tournament in Vancouver and UCB’s 17th Annual Del Close Marathon in New York.
Follow around the cast and crew of a [one-night-only / improvised-just-for-you / that's-right-entirely-made-up] play, as they move from on-stage to off, and in and out of “character.” Will the theatrical star-crossed lovers be secret off-stage enemies? Will the stage manager die halfway through the production, leaving the cast cue-less and clue-less? Will the entire original cast get horrible food poisoning so that the play must be performed entirely by understudies? All of this – AND MORE – might happen! Come for the fake play. Stay for the fake players.
A different genre every show!
Pyros is a musical house team from the Magnet Theater in NYC bringing you tight harmonies, grounded scenework, and slightly-plausible narrative!