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Vancouver Fringe Festival

The Vancouver Fringe Festival

September 10 - 20, 2015

The Vancouver Fringe Festival is live performance at its most eclectic - live, uncensored and untamed!

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Love Bomb

Shameless Hussey Productions

September 26 - October 10, 2015

A WORLD PREMIERE A concert of emotion rips through Justine’s first performance in years, and all because of one uninvited guest her music takes on a life of its own. Musical by Meghan Gardiner (Dissolve)

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Solitudes Solo

Daniel Léveillé Danse

October 28 - 31, 2015

A series of solos choreographed by iconoclast Daniel Léveillé. Five dancers explore solitude as virgin territory that reveals the depths of being.

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The Incompleat Folksinger

The Other Guys Theatre Company

November 4 - 14, 2015

Mark Hellman is Pete Seeger in the Other Guys Theatre Company's adaptation of Seeger’s, The Incompleat Folksinger. Pete Seeger was a folk singer, political activist, and a key figure in the mid-20th century American folk music revival. He sang in defense of the poor, the oppressed, and the exploited; and always to enliven and encourage, to delight, and to tell tales.

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Social Studies

A Firehall Arts Centre Production/Presentation

November 21 - December 5, 2015

A new Canadian play by Trish Cooper about a South Sudanese “Lost Boy” adopted by a well-intentioned Winnipeg family. This rich comedy takes on Canadian values and cultural differences, yielding hilarious results.

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Chelsea Hotel: The Songs of Leonard Cohen (2015/2016)

A Firehall Arts Centre Production/Presentation

December 15, 2015 - January 9, 2016

A special Holiday run of the Firehall’s smash hit musical! Leonard Cohen’s powerful and inspirational music is the heartbeat of Chelsea Hotel: The Songs of Leonard Cohen, as six performers play seventeen different instruments in a rollicking tribute to the remarkable writer.

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The Motherfucker with the Hat

A Firehall Arts Centre Production/Presentation

January 16-30, 2016

Fresh out of jail, convict Jackie tries to navigate the straight and narrow in this Broadway smash hit. Intent on staying clean, Jackie finds it’s a formidable task with his coke addict girlfriend Veronica at his side. This gritty New York tale masterfully combines earnest storytelling and uninhibited humour, taking on addiction, sex, and honour.

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huff

A Cardinal Production Presented in partnership with PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

February 2 - 6, 2016

huff is the wrenching, yet darkly comic tale of Wind and his brothers, caught in a torrent of solvent abuse and struggling to cope with the death of their mother. With his signature biting humour and raw, vivid imagery, Cardinal expertly portrays over a dozen characters in his captivating solo performance.

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Little One

Alley Theatre

February 9 - 13, 2016

Told through the now adult voices of its two main characters, Little One weaves stories of childhood horror and teenage humiliation into a twisted, wryly funny, and ultimately haunting narrative.

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PostSecret: The Show (2016)

A Firehall Arts Centre Production/Presentation

February 17 - March 5, 2016

Back by popular demand! An immersive experience through a crowd-sourced narrative of the stories behind some of the most sexual, sad, funny and controversial secrets.

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The Out Vigil

Twenty Something Theatre Company

March 16 - 26, 2016

A modern fable steeped in maritime lore, The Out Vigil questions our ability to accept the natural world for all that it is, both beautiful and terrifying.

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Dead Metaphor

A Firehall Arts Centre Production/Presentation

April 2 - 23, 2016

A dark comedy by Georg e F. Walker about a former sniper in Afghanistan who returns to Canada and find that the job market at home doesn’t have a lot of room for his skills.

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Just Words

Les Production Figlio/Serge Bennathan

April 27 - 30, 2016

Inhabiting a space between poetic tale and personal reflection, Just Words sketches an intimate portrait of an artistic life.

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BC Buds: Spring Arts Festival

A Firehall Arts Centre Production/Presentation

May 11 - 15, 2016

The 12th annual festival of inventive, original site-specific works and new play readings by BC artists in and around the Firehall’s heritage building. Showcasing the exciting and innovative, BC Buds provides a platform for genre bending and multi disciplinary emerging and established artists.

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How to Survive an Apocalypse

Touchstone Theatre/Playwrights Theatre Centre/Firehall Arts Centre Co-Production

June 2 - 11, 2016

Jordan Hall’s (Kayak) romantic comedy for a cynical age

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