Avocado Toast, 2018
Avocado Toast Roasts Vancouver
(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