For Immediate Release, Sept.20, 2017
CANTINA COCKTAILS CELEBRATE ICONIC CHARACTERS
(Vancouver, BC) – Much friendlier than the Mos Eisley Cantina on Tatooine, Vancouver TheatreSports’ (VTSL) own version of a cantina, the Neil Macrae Bar & Lounge, is a place where theatre patrons mix and mingle with denizens of the improv world – the talented improvisers, technicians and staff who are the heart of the company. Like the Cantina’s fabled Wuher, VTSL’s bar manager Paul Belsito also knows how to craft a mean drink.
It has become a VTSL tradition for Belsito to design special libations to complement the theme of each new feature production. Improv Wars: The Laugh Jedi, the newest feature show, has provided Belsito with plenty of inspiration. Taking his cue from some of the classic Star Wars characters, Belsito has created a trio of ‘cantina cocktails’ available only during the show’s run from October 5 through November 18 and value-priced at only $8.75:
- Darth & Stormy Trooper: dark rum, ginger beer with a splash of lime juice
- Princess Leia: Rumchata Cream and Smirnoff Vanilla shaken, served over ice
- Jabba Juice: Hpnotiq, vodka, ginger ale, lime juice
Unlike a lot of other theatres, VTSL patrons have the option of taking their beverages with them in to the theatre to enjoy during the show.
While you are likely to encounter some interesting ‘characters’ at VTSL’s Bar, we can assure you that the experience will not include any Jedi brandishing light sabres or other nasty interruptions. Instead, all the action will be taking place on the stage in the theatre.
Tucked away at the back of VTSL’s The Improv Centre on Granville Island (1502 Duranleau Street), the fully-licenced Neil Macrae Bar & Lounge is a convenient place for theatre patrons to meet for pre or post-show drinks. Patrons can also take their beverages into the theatre with them to enjoy during the performance. The Neil Macrae Bar & Lounge is open for theatre patrons Tuesday through Sunday evenings from 6:30 p.m. More information on Vancouver TheatreSports™, The Improv Centre and the Neil Macrae Bar and Lounge visit www.vtsl.com
Vancouver TheatreSports™ appreciates the support of its season sponsors: City of Vancouver, CMHC Granville Island, The Georgia Straight and The Granville Island Hotel.
Morgan Sommerville, Serena PR
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