Vancouver TheatreSports presents Back to School TheatreSports

  • September 3, 2019 - October 12, 2019
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Tuesday, September 3rd - Saturday, October 12th 2019
  • Location: The Improv Centre
  • Address:
  • 1502 Duranleau Street
  • Vancouver, BC V6H 3S4
  • Phone: 604-738-7013
  • Contact: Box Office

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.

Tuesday, September 3rd - Saturday, October 12th 2019

The Improv Centre, Vancouver BC

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Vancouver TheatreSports presents Back to School TheatreSports
1502 Duranleau Street