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. Get your fall season off to a laughing start by joining VTS for some school-themed hilarity from September 3rd to October 6th at 7:30pm at The Improv Centre on Granville Island. Tickets start as low as $10.75 for students.

Vancouver TheatreSportsTM (VTS), honours the beginning of autumn 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. Scenarios may see a team of ‘nerds’ vie against ‘jocks’ or ‘cool kids’ against ‘academics’, for instance. Rule infractions will result in player ‘detentions.’

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 or cramming for exams, to name a few. 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.

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Media Contact: Teresa Trovato | 604.897.1939 | teresatrovatopr@gmail.com

About Vancouver TheatreSportsTM (VTS): Founded in 1980, VTS has grown to become a well-respected international leader in the improv art form. Voted the ‘#1 Improv Comedy Company’ at the prestigious ‘2017 Best of Vancouver Awards’, VTS entertains more than 65,000 people per year with 12 shows per week, 52 weeks per year at its own theatre, The Improv Centre. An intimate space located on Granville Island, The Improv Centre is a fully-licensed facility with its own Neil Macrae Bar & Lounge, which overlooks False Creek Marina.

In addition, VTS owns and operates The Improv Comedy Institute – an improv school which offers classes from beginner through professional level, conducts province-wide school tours, and operates Improv for Business – a corporate training division with a diverse portfolio of blue- chip clients.

VTS appreciates the on-going support of season sponsors: City of Vancouver, CMHC Granville Island, The Georgia Straight, and The Granville Island Hotel.

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