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Fringe Previews at Havana

By admin | August 7, 2019

We’re excited to be selling tickets for the Vancouver Fringe Festival Previews, hosted at Havana Theatre! Tickets for these preview performances are available now for just $11.50 each! That’s less than during the Fringe itself! And no Fringe Membership is required! Squeeze in six more shows into your Fringe experience. All performances take place at Havana Theatre on Commercial Drive, August 29-31.

Old-ish ImageOld-ish
August 29, 2019 at 7:30pm

Old-ish won the Pick of the Fringe Award at the 2018 Nanaimo Fringe. It's about aging and death only WAY funnier! Susan’s fifth one-woman comedy travels the hilarious, rocky road from denial to grudging acceptance of getting older. Her most recent Vancouver hit, Spilling Family Secrets garnered rave reviews at Fringe Festivals across Canada.

“Freedman sparkles … instantly likeable ... you don’t need to be old to appreciate Old-ish.” —Winnipeg Free Press

Reviews from previous shows:
“Pithy and hilarious observations about getting older.” —the Georgia Straight
****1/2 “Riveting storyteller.” —Edmonton Sun
Connect ImageConnect
August 29, 2019 at 9:30pm

If you could suddenly feel what a stranger feels or know what they know, how would it change the way you understand people, the world, or even yourself? Connect invites participants to rediscover the miracle of real “non-digital” human connection through a unique blend of participatory theatre, storytelling, and cutting-edge science.
Tomatoes ImageTomatoes Tried to Kill Me But Banjos Saved My Life
August 30, 2019 at 7:30pm

Triple award winner at the 2019 NYC Frigid Fringe. An inspirational true story of life, challenges, battles, and triumph. What choices do you make when confronted with life’s challenges? Will pursuit of a passion take you to a place you never imagined?

“A gem in New York City’s off-off Broadway scene.” —The Paper/FUpaper Blog, NYC
“Raw, authentic and beautiful.” —Theatre Addicts, Vancouver
“An intimate and affecting show.” —Vancouver Presents
Democracy ImageDemocracy: A Short Farce
August 30, 2019 at 9:30pm

A dollmaker’s wife, caught between determined guerrillas and a corrupt government, wields the second law of thermodynamics and a broom to find a democratic solution. Much fun ensues.
Where The Quiet Queers Are ImageWhere the Quiet Queers Are
August 31, 2019 at 7:30pm

She said, “How many of us build our families from our friends?” Two friends build an unlikely home in each other in the face of exhaustion, rising rent, and messy relationships. Using choral music, a cappella soundscape, and spoken poetry as the medium, this ensemble explores where the quiet queers go, and how to find family in a transient city.
Where There Ain't No More ImageThere Ain't No More
August 31, 2019 at 9:30pm

In his final concert, an old folksinger confronts his troubled past, his legacy, and death itself with five instruments, square-dance calls, and dirty jokes in this haunting, heartfelt hootenanny. This tour-de-folk operetta addresses the faded and sometimes problematic legacy of American folk culture.

Winner of Best Show at the Orlando Fringe, 2017.

***** —CBC, Winnipeg & KC Applause
“Powerful ... Worth seeking out.” —Washington Post
“[A] manifestation of the current Renaissance of Americana.” —Chelsea Now
“Hauntingly beautiful and stunningly enchanting.” —Cincinnati City Beat

 

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