With over 700 performances from 89 shows, live music and a multitude of special events, the Vancouver Fringe Festival takes over Granville Island (and beyond) once again this September.
The queer community will be well represented at this year’s Fringe including Katherine Glover’s new show Burning Brothels, about legalized prostitution in Nevada and Aficionados, which explores themes of gender identity and alternative sexuality in art. We will feature these and other LGBTQ shows in the weeks leading up to the Fringe opening on September 8, 2011.
Comprised of un-juried, un-censored productions that are literally drawn from a hat, the Fringe is filled with emerging artists and seasoned veterans in traditional and experimental work alike.
The Festival’s seven mainstage venues are centered on and around Granville Island with Bring Your Own Venues (BYOVs) on Granville Island and in East Vancouver. New this year is the Fringe Onsite Program which are 12 site-specific shows have been developed especially for the Festival and will be staged in nooks and crannies on Granville Island.
Tickets for the 2011 Vancouver Fringe Festival are now on sale and are $12 for weekend shows (Friday-Sunday) and $10 for weekday shows (Monday-Thursday). The Fringe will also offer half price tickets to select shows. Tickets can be purchased online at http://vancouverfringe.com or at the Fringe Box Office tent, located outside 1398 Cartwright Street on Granville Island (in the parking lot next to the Waterfront Theatre).
Show descriptions can be found at http://vancouverfringe.com and in the Fringe program guide, which will be available at Blenz Coffee locations, the Vancouver Public Library and the Vancouver Farmers Markets.
2011 Vancouver International Fringe Festival
8 – 18 September 2011
Visit http://www.vancouverfringe.com for tickets and information.