(Vancouver, BC) – It’s common knowledge that romance thrives when sprinkled liberally with laughter. There’s no better place for a little romance and a lot of laughter than at a Vancouver TheatreSports™ (VTS) show. Did you know that The Improv Centre is one of Cupid’s favourite hangouts? Many patrons have told us that their first date with their partner was a VTS show. In fact, there have even been marriage proposals made during our shows – one as recently as this past December.
In honour of Valentine’s Day, VTS celebrates the fun, funny and spicy of all things love and romance with special shows starting Wednesday, February 5 and running through Saturday, February 15 at The Improv Centre on Granville Island. Ticket prices start from $10.75 online – less expensive (and less fattening) than a box of chocolates.
Are you single and think that romance and Valentine’s are a big yawn? Come on down anyway. Grab a gaggle of equally single friends and have a fun night together. VTS offers special discounts for groups of 10 or more.
Wednesday through Saturday through February 15 (with the exception of Valentine’s Day, February 14) at 7:30 p.m.
Developed by former VTS Artistic Director Denise Jones, this show premiered at the 2019 Fringe Festival where it played to packed houses. The Love of Your Life is a witty and romantic look at one real couple’s relationship as revealed through interviews and interpreted by VTS improvisers. An actual couple from the audience joins the cast on stage for the show. During the first half, they are interviewed by the host. The cast, utilizing the information given by the couple, re-create some key moments in their life up to the present time. The second half of the show takes what has been learned about the couple, infuses that with suggestions from the audience and projects what the future will hold for them in a series of improvised scenarios. “One of the show’s most moving performances at The Fringe Festival happened when we featured a couple who had been together 40 years,” says Ms. Jones. This show will touch both your heart and your funny bone.
Two performances: Valentine’s Day, Friday February 14 at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Hosted by none other than Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love, and our own, very dapper GQpid, Love Matches (based on the classic TheatreSports format) features an all-out love battle of epic proportions as ‘improv couples’ duke it out in an audience-inspired competition to prove that love conquers all. The evening also includes various special characters such as a Love Astrologer who will check your Heart Chart (are your sun signs compatible?), personalized improvised love sonnets you can take with you as well as specials at the bar.
OK Tinder – Swipe Right Comedy
Thursdays, Feb. 6 and Feb. 13 at 9:15 p.m.
Looking for love on the internet? Jump in to 60 minutes of fast-paced, no-holds-barred comedy looking at the good, bad and laughably ludicrous of Vancouver’s notorious dating scene.
Friday Feb. 7 and Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14 at 11:15 p.m.
Bring the sizzle to your Friday nights as an all-star cast of VTS ensemble members explores the funny side of naughty. From fetishes to threesomes, no subject will be deemed too scandalous to spoof. Based on audience suggestions this is not a show for the faint of heart, those with delicate sensibilities – it is for mature adults who want to get their laugh off.
The Late Show – Adult Only Comedy
Saturdays, Feb. 8 and Feb. 15 at 11:15 p.m.
This show takes the furry hand-cuffs off our improvisers to present edgy, uncensored improv comedy. With the aid of audience suggestions, our quick-witted ensemble members create scenarios that explore mature themes, content and language. You never know how far this show will go with the audience as willing accomplices.
If you are looking to really spice up your Valentine’s evening, consider attending our Date Night Improv Workshop. This special improv class for couples, will be offered only on February 14. Why not make a night of it and take the class followed by attending the 9:30 performance of Love Matches – A Valentine’s day All-Out Love Battle.
Date Night Improv Workshop For Couples
Friday February 14 from 7 – 9 p.m.
This 2-hour workshop is designed with couples in mind. Come with your partner to play and laugh during this fun, stress-free, one-of-a-kind date night event. Let yourselves loose through improv games and exercises led by ensemble members Clare Filipow and Allen Morrison. Make this year’s Valentines Day memorable by adding some PLAY to your evening. Cost is $30 per person. Register here
Memories created by an evening of laughter will last a lot longer and be more meaningful than any bouquet of roses or box of chocolates. Join VTS for some romantically-themed laughs February 5 through 15.
About Vancouver TheatreSports™:
Vancouver TheatreSports (VTS) brand of improvisation is a highly theatrical fusion of the dramatic elements coupled with the enthusiasm and edge-of-your-seat excitement of professional sport. Since its founding in 1980, Vancouver TheatreSports™ has grown to become a well-respected international leader in the improv art form, entertaining more than 65,000 people per year through 11-13 shows per week, 52 weeks per 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 VTS patrons are welcome to take their beverages into the theatre to enjoy during the show. In addition, VTS owns and operates The Improv Comedy Institute – an improv school offering classes from beginner through to professional level, conducts province-wide school tours and operates Improv for Business, a corporate training division with a diverse portfolio of blue-chip clients. For the fifth consecutive year, VTS was voted the ‘#1 Improv Comedy Company’ at the prestigious ‘2019 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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