September always feels like the ‘real’ New Year – summer vacation is over and it’s the start of the academic year. It doesn’t matter if you are a student or have been out of school for decades, the feeling still persists.
Vancouver TheatreSports (VTS) honours the beginning of fall with a special improv show dedicated to school days. Back to School TheatreSports takes classic TheatreSports short form improv ‘games’ and adapts them to parody classroom clichés and cliques (some things never change). Instead of the traditional TheatreSports referee, the action will be overseen by a very stern Principal. Rule infractions result in player ‘detentions’ and the teams of mixed student stereotypes (geeks, jocks, cool kids etc), will be awarded letter grades by a critical panel of examiners (audience members). At the conclusion of the match, only one team will pass. Will the winning ‘report card’ contain straight A’s or, like its high school counterpart, will it also have a few B’s and Cs?
As in all VTS shows, the characters and action are co-developed with the audience – utilizing their suggestions to create on-the-spot, unscripted, theatrically-infused comedy. In this case, the players will be improvising using school-themed suggestions to create the scenarios – awkward first dates, trying out for the team and cramming for exams come readily to mind. Regardless of whether you are/were a jock, a nerd or one of the cool kids at school, everyone will be able to relate and find something to laugh about at Back to School TheatreSports.
Get the fall off to a laughing start with some school-themed comedy 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays from September 3 through to October 12.
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NOTE: 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.
Packed with laughs and a quick wit, Back to School TheatreSports is engaging. And whether you are returning to school or not, it may just very well ease the pain of what September brings."
For those who have never been or have not recently gone to an improv show, I assure you, come to see Back to School and you will have a great laugh! I know I did – You may even start reminiscing about your school years because you may relate to what happens on stage."
Go. Bring the whole class. Heck, invite the teacher too. You’ll all love it. A+, Vancouver TheatreSports. Come up and get your gold star."
We visited TheaterSports last weekend. Fantastic experience! The host was great, the teams absolutely hilarious, the crowd was enthusiastic, and we had a wonderful night! I really appreciate the intimate setting - it's comfortable, relaxed, and laid back. This is definitely going to become a regular spot for us! Thank you for the lovely evening (and many more to come!)."
TheatreSports always entertains! Best value in live entertainment in the city!"