The Time is Now

Using the craft of improv and comedy to create a satiric, criticizing and vigilant show inspired by a current topic. Directed by Inbal Lori.

The Time is Now

Directed by Inbal Lori (Israel) – featuring an international ensemble

We choose to tell stories about things that bother us, and to bring the point of view of professional comedians improvising a rich comedy. The show is made of different scenes all inspired by a current topic given by the audience. The topic then sends the actors to explore the darkness and light, the needs and fears, the limitations and borders of the topic in our lives and societies.

It’s a satiric, criticizing, vigilant show that wants the audience to be reflective and thoughtful. We want to use improv and comedy to criticize reality, and show its pain and beauty. It’s a show that thinks that now is the time to use your art form to show what you think and feel.


  • Friday, October 18 – 9:30p.m. | Nest Studio Theatre
    • Price (online): Adult – $28.50  Student/Senior – $23.25
  • Saturday, October 19 – 9:30p.m. | Nest Studio Theatre
    • Price (online): Adult – $28.50  Student/Senior – $23.25

 This show is suitable for children aged 8 and over. We cannot accommodate younger children, toddlers or infants. Any show may contain mature content and language, parental discretion is advised.

Programming and shows subject to change without notice.

This show is an International TheatreSports Festival performance:

The Improv World is coming to VTS from October 14 – 20 when we will be playing host to the International TheatreSports Institute (iTi) Conference and Festival. The iTi is the largest improv network in the world. Every two years they convene a conference and improv festival that brings together improvisers from around the globe. The theme of this year’s festival is ImproV Ecology in recognition of how the improv art form has evolved around the world to reflect the influences it receives from different cultural terroirs. The Festival showcases improv formats created by iTi founder Keith Johnstone (e.g. Theatresports™, Gorilla Theatre™, Maestro Impro™ and The Life Game™), along with signature performances by some of the visiting international delegates and companies. All shows will take place on Granville Island. In addition to our own theatre, The Improv Centre, we will also be performing at the Waterfront Theatre and at the Nest Studio Theatre – all three venues are only a short walk apart from each other.

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