Vancouver’s queer community has hit a second jackpot at the 2012 Vancouver International Fringe Festival, as four queer shows have been chosen as part of this year’s picks of the Fringe.
During the Festival’s eleven days, audiences are encouraged to rate the shows as they leave the theatres. The audience’s top picks make up the shortlist for the Festival’s panel of judges to choose from, with ten shows this year receiving a final Fringe performance at Performance Works.
“It is a complete and unexpected thrill for the Queer Arts Society to have our first non-improv show chosen as a Pick Of The Fringe,” says David C Jones whose show Romance is one of the four queer shows chosen (details below).
Other shows chosen this year include Burnt at the Steak, Loon, CAPLOCKS: The Musical, Til Death Do We Part: The Six Wives of Henry VIII, A One-Woman Play, Peter ‘n Chris Explore Their Bodies and Bookworm.
Tickets for all ten shows are now on sale at http://www.vancouverfringe.com.
Shockingly funny and equally moving, Fishbowl slyly reveals the connections between four wildly different “and outrageously hilarious” characters, all played by Mark Shyzer. Created and premiered at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre to great acclaim (Toronto 2009), then a festival favourite on tour, and Audience Choice Award winner (New York 2010).
Pick Of The Fringe: Thursday, Sept. 20 at 9:00pm.
Based on the character by comedian Mike Delamont and writer Jacob Richmond (Ride The Cyclone), God Is A Scottish Drag Queen is an evening with God himself like you have never imagined. Winner of best solo show at Victoria Fringe. All performances were sold out in advance and audiences waited in line for up to three hours for a chance to see it.
Pick of the Fringe: Friday, Sept. 21 at 9:30pm.
In this new musical, it’s senior year and red-headed Alex has to make the biggest decision of his life. With graduation only weeks away, he needs to decide between the two loves of his life: the sweet, down-to-earth, blonde Cathy and the rich, sexy, brunette Erica. Who’s it gonna be? Just wait and see!
Pick of the Fringe: Sunday, Sept. 23 at 6:00pm.
Romance by David Mamet is an outrageous comedy that skewers sexuality, the justice system, and world peace. Prepare to be offended. The play many people were afraid to touch, we grope. Canadian West Coast Premiere! Directed by Adam Henderson and starring David C. Jones and others.
Pick of the Fringe: Friday, Sept. 21 at 7:30pm.