[Vancouver Fringe Festival ’15] Ed’s Nerdy Picks

9 Sep

By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

Victoria Fringe goers need not stop with the fun of enjoying independent theatre when considering the Vancouver event starts tomorrow. Just what this mainland show offers are more acts and plenty of eateries mostly taking place on or near Granville Island. Will I be there? Only time will tell if I can get past the daze of the last few days of summer and quickly access what funds I have left to plan for a weekend stay.

The geek in me is screaming to go see certain shows. They must be checked out! Here are my picks for fellow nerds to enjoy during the Vancouver Fringe Festival.


Alone in the Universe

After being launched into space to find the meaning of existence, Adam Pateman is forced to do a sketch comedy and stand-up show to save the entire universe from being destroyed!

1411 Cartwright Street

Thurs, Sep 10 8:00 pm
Fri, Sep 11 5:00 pm
Sat, Sep 12 10:45 pm
Sun, Sep 13 6:45 pm
Tues, Sep 15 6:00 pm
Fri, Sep 18 7:00 pm
Sat, Sep 19 10:30 pm


Edgar Allan

Eleven-year-old Edgar Allan has only one goal: to be the most remarkable boy at boarding school. He has only one obstacle: Edgar Allan. A manic lullaby inspired by the childhood and short stories of Edgar Allan Poe. The creators of The Legend of White Woman Creek, return with a dark musical comedy for brave children of all ages.

1601 Johnston

Thurs, Sep 10 5:00 pm
Sun, Sep 13 5:10 pm
Tues, Sep 15 8:00 pm
Wed, Sep 16 5:00 pm
Sat, Sep 19 9:55 pm



Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice suddenly finds herself soaking wet in the Underworld where she is reunited with her Father. As Orpheus struggles to rescue her, she searches for memories of her own lost love.

1440 W 12th Ave

Thurs, Sep 105:00 pm to 6:10 pm
Fri, Sep 11 10:30 pm to 11:40 pm
Sat, Sep 12 1:55 pm
Sun, Sep 13 6:45 pm
Thurs, Sep 17 5:00 pm
Fri, Sep 18 7:00 pm


Hunger Games: The Musical

A priceless pop culture parody of Suzanne Collins‘ hit novel and its inevitable film. Watch as Katniss Everdeen takes a stand against the Capitol, while belting out twisted Taylor Swift, Maroon 5 and Lorde tunes (to name a few). Experience a ridiculous ride through teenage angst. It’s all the fun of a dystopian death match, now with kicky pop tunes!

1440 W 12th Ave

Thurs, Sep 10 6:55 pm
Fri, Sep 11 8:40 pm
Sat, Sep 123:50 pm
Sun, Sep 13 1:00 pm
Thurs, Sep 17 7:00 pm
Fri, Sep 1810:30 pm
Sat, Sep 194:45 pm
Sun, Sep 20 3:00 pm


Olya the Child

Sometimes bleak, sometimes whimsical, Olya the Child explores the myths and realities of the feral child through the eyes of a young girl adopted from a Russian state orphanage, and through the dreams and struggles of the Canadian woman who hopes to make her her own.

1440 W 12th Ave

Thurs, Sep 10 6:55 pm
Fri, Sep 11 8:40 pm
Sat, Sep 12 3:50 pm
Sun, Sep 13 1:00 pm
Thurs, Sep 17 7:00 pm
Fri, Sep 18 10:30 pm
Sat, Sep 19 4:45 pm

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