(Vancouver, BC) – Whether it’s with a group of ‘ghoulfriends’ getting together for a night out, or a date with your bae, Vancouver TheatreSports dares you to laugh this October with its ‘spirited’ line-up of Halloween-themed improv comedy shows October 9-31. Aptly named Spooktober; this limited-run seasonal celebration of all things eerie features four different shows for a total of 11 ‘spell-binding’ weekly performances you’ll be ‘dying’ to see.
Monster Matches pits teams of monsters against one another in a series of ‘head-to-headless’ short-form scenarios to see who ‘eeeks’ the most laughs. Will the werewolves defeat the witches, or zombies overcome the vampires? In this fast-paced roller-ghoster, the winner is determined by audience judges. Monster Matches runs every Tuesday/Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. and Friday/Saturday at 9:30 p.m.
Cult Fiction – Everyone Laugh Together is framed as a documentary. Hosted by an investigative journalist; the players utilize audience suggestions to spin a ‘spell-binding’ tale behind the cult including the core cult belief and some of its unique traits – the more ridiculous the suggestions, the more inventive the action and louder the laughter. Cult Fiction runs every Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Scared Witless – Creepy Campfire Tales sees a group of hikers trapped by a storm in a spooky forest. What to do? Inspired by audience suggestions, our intrepid hikers settle in for an evening of telling / acting out ghost stories. The improvisers turn these into ‘boo-tifully’ comedic episodes. What could possibly go wrong? Scared Witless runs Wednesday/Thursday at 9:15 p.m.
WTF – What the Fright takes its format from our regular late night show What the Fun! The show takes some of the more bizarre news headlines found in the media and social media and gives them a ‘screamingly’ funny twist. What the Fright runs Fridays/Saturday at 11:15 p.m.
If Halloween isn’t your thing (and that’s truly scary), you can always check out Rookie Night every Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Rookie Night features graduates of VTS’ Improv Comedy Institute who are honing their improv chops before moving on to the main ensemble. This is your chance to see the improv comedy stars of the future before they become really famous and we can’t afford them.
During Spooktober, you’ll also find ‘spooktacular’ specials on potions and poisons at VTS’s Neil Macrae Bar and Lounge. This is one instance where you’ll want to drink the Killer Kool-Aid or indulge in a Bloody Caesar.
Give your ‘funny bones’ a shake and ‘treat’ yourself to a night of ‘unboo-lievably’ hilarious improv comedy at Vancouver TheatreSports’ Spooktober, October 9 through 31 at The Improv Centre on Granville Island.
Teresa Trovato / 604.897.1939 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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 and 2017, 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.
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