For Immediate Release, June 4, 2018
(Vancouver, BC) – This summer Vancouver TheatreSports™ (VTS) takes an affectionate and comedic look at what makes Vancouver so unique. Starting July 5 and running through September 1 at the Improv Centre on Granville Island, Avocado Toast – Vancouver Grown, Organic Free-Range Comedy pokes fun at YVR and its stereotypes.
Vancouver is known internationally for its spectacular beauty, friendly citizens and vibrant multi-cultural milieu. Beneath the glossy surface lies a complicated and eccentric city ripe for parody. In a series of vignettes VTS’s quick-witted improvisers lampoon such local stereotypes as our obsession with fitness (Grouse Grind or yoga anyone?), quirky neighbourhoods (The Drive, Main St., Kits, Gastown), and foodie scene (coffee culture, craft breweries/distilleries, avocado toast) that have earned Vancouver its ‘Lotus Land’ nickname. Our ‘wet coast’ winters, burgeoning bike lanes, ‘affordable’ housing prices and hipster beards are only a few more entertaining and endless comedic inspirations. Our creative ensemble members may also parody some of the many TV shows and films shot in ‘Hollywood North.’ As in all VTS shows, the plot, characters and action are co-developed with the audience – utilizing their suggestions to drive the action and create on-the-spot, unscripted, theatrically-infused comedy.
Being an improv show means that no two performances can ever be the same, but all are guaranteed to be hilarious – leaving you with sore sides from laughing so hard. Celebrate Vancouver by joining VTS for some distinctively Lower Mainland laughs. Avocado Toast is more than a satisfying breakfast – at VTS it is a full-meal deal of entertainment.
Avocado Toast – Vancouver Grown, Organic Free-Range Comedy runs every Thursday through Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. from July 5 through September 1. All shows take place at VTS’s home theatre, The Improv Centre on Granville Island. Tickets start from as low as $10.75. Show information and tickets for all VTS productions can be found at www.vtsl.com
About Vancouver TheatreSports™ League:
Since its founding in 1980, Vancouver TheatreSports™ League (VTS) grown to become a well-respected international leader in the improv art form, entertaining more than 65,000 people per year through 12 shows a week, 52 weeks a year at its own theatre, The Improv Centre, located on Granville Island. An intimate space, The Improv Centre is a fully-licensed facility with its own Bar & Lounge over-looking False Creek Marina and VTSL patrons are welcome to take their beverages into the theatre to enjoy during the show. In addition, VTSL owns and operates The Improv Comedy Institute – an improv school offering classes from beginner through professional level, conducts province-wide school tours and operates Improv for Business, a corporate training division with a diverse portfolio of blue-chip clients. In 2016, VTSL was voted the ‘#1 Improv Comedy Company’ at the prestigious ‘Best of Vancouver Awards.’ Vancouver TheatreSports™ appreciates the on-going support of season sponsors: City of Vancouver, CMHC Granville Island, The Georgia Straight, and The Granville Island Hotel.
For more information on Vancouver TheatreSports™, please visit the following platforms:
604.897.1939 | email@example.com