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Vancouver Fringe Festival 2014 Reviews

The 2014 Vancouver Fringe Festival opened on Thursday Sept 4th. This event features 91 artists in more than 800 performances of over 80 shows in 11 days on Granville Island in theatre spaces and other odd sites as well as various off-island venues such as The Cultch, Studio 16, Havana and the Firehall.

One of the great aspects of the Fringe Festival is that it draws in a broad spectrum of the community, from the committed year round theatre-goer to people just checking out theatre for the first time. In one line-up I chatted to a high school girl who wants to be an actor and her friend who had never been to see a play; a senior who volunteers at just about every play and festival that she can and another senior who has season tickets to theatre, opera and the symphony. I met people who have come to Vancouver specifically for the Fringe Festival and others who discovered accidentally while exploring Granville Island, that they could catch a couple of plays. I met a lady who lives in England but visits Vancouver every  year to visit Fringe.

The second important aspect of the Fringe is that it offers something for everyone, whether you like comedy, drama, musicals, solo performers or ensembles, and reviews simply reflect the individual biases of the reviewer so see for yourself.

Here is the listing and links in sequence of the shows I have seen so far.

Peter n' Chris and the Kinda OK Corral
Performance Works
Remaining Shows:
Wed Sep 10 5:15 PM
Thu Sep 11  6:40 PM
Fri Sep 12 8:45 PM

The Masks of Oscar Wilde
Revue Stage
Remaining shows:
Mon Sept 8  9:15 PM
Fri Sept 12 10:30 PM
Sun Sept 14 6:45 PM

 Greenland
The SS Master moored at Granville Island
Courtyard side of Blue Parrot Coffee
Remaining Shows:
Sept 8 - 14 at 8 PM and 9:30 PM

TES
Revue Stage
Remaining Shows:
Thu Sep 11  6:45 PM
Sat Sep13  5:15 PM
Sun Sep 14 3:00 PM

Remaining Shows:
Thu Sep 11  6:45 PM
Sat Sep13  5:15 PM
Sun Sep 14 3:00 PM - See more at: http://www.reviewfromthehouse.com/vancouver-fringe-festival-2014-five-si...

 ...didn't see that coming
Performance Works
Remaining Shows:
Wed Sep 10 9:25 PM
Fri Sep 12 10:30 PM
Sun Sep 14 7:50 PM

Feisty Old Jew
Performance Works
Remaining Shows:
Thu Sep 11 10:10 PM
Sat  Sep 13  4 PM
Sun Sep 14 2:30 PM

No Tweed Too Tight: Grant Canyon Mystery
Waterfront Theatre
Remaining shows:
Mon Sep 8. 6:45 PM
Thu Sep 11 8:40 PM
Sat Sep 13 7:50 PM

The Unfortunate Ruth. 
Waterfront Theatre
Remaining shows:
Wed Sep 10 9:30 PM
Fri Sep 12  5:15 PM
Sat Sep 13  4.00 PM.

 Eating Pasta off the Floor
False Creek Gym
Remaining Shows:
Thur Sep 11  8:45 PM
Sat  Sep 13  5:15 PM
Sun Sep 14 3:30 PM

Lord of the Files
False Creek Gym
Remaining Shows:
Wed Sep 10  6:45 PM
Sat  Sep 13  9:00 PM
Sun Sep 14 5:30 PM

Most shows are 14 dollars (except for the half-price ones) plus you need a $5.00 Fringe membership. Check the times and locations. Mistakes can creep in!