Published on September 9th, 2016 | by Biz Books

2016 Vancouver Fringe Festival Spotlight is pleased to support the 2016 Vancouver Fringe Festival, which brings together more than 90 artists and over 800 live performances until September 18th!

To give you a small taste of what’s available, we’re casting a spotlight on four productions that are part of this year’s Fringe.

For tickets to these productions and every other Fringe show, please visit


How to Adult: The Musical at the Cultch Historic Theatre

A brand new musical created by real adults.

Single? Jobless? Finished your favorite show? It’s time to adult the f*ck up! Roommates Holly, Imogen, and Rosie, decide that enough is enough and create a list of rules to follow to become the perfect adults. Enter Imogen’s brother, Graham, bringing a whirlwind of betta fish and confusion. Featuring songs like, Adult the F*ck Up, Recently Single (And In Love With Everyone), and Dr. Who-inspired My True Companion, this show mixes the reality of the life of a 20-something, with the hilarity of… the life of a 20-something.

Written by Amy Dauer
Music and lyrics by Peter Abando
Directed by Eleanor Felton
Starring Erika Babins, Aaron Lau, Natalie Moon, and Jill Raymond
Set/lighting by Kougar Basi
Costumes/props by Margaret Schroeder
Stage Management by Clara Chow


Festa! at the PCOV (Portuguese Club of Vancouver)

Portuguese Buns Productions presents Festa!

There ain’t no party like a Portuguese festa!

You’re invited to eat and drink and take part in all the fun and drama of a Portuguese Festa, alongside two actors playing all the members of a typical Portuguese family!

When you grow up, what gets passed on and what gets passed over?

Let’s get this festa started!

Written and Performed by Maria J. Cruz and Sandra Medeiros
Directed by Maryth Gilroy
Directorial Consulting by Michael Fera


Grounded at the Vancity Culture Lab

Lutalica Theatre presents Grounded– the story of an ace fighter pilot whose career in the sky is ended early due to an unexpected pregnancy. Reassigned to operate military drones from a windowless trailer outside Las Vegas, she hunts terrorists by day and returns to her family each night. As the pressure to track a high-profile target mounts, the boundaries begin to blur between the desert in which she lives and the one she patrols half a world away.

Director/Producer: Danielle Lavallée
Starring: Joanna Gaskell
Featuring: Iris O’Neill
Assistant Director: Sarah Lubbe
Technical Director/Sound Coordinator: Taylor Janzen
Stage Manager/Co-Producer/Assistant Set Designer: Gillian Hanemayer
Set and Prop Designer/Assistant Stage Manager: Josie Lee
Lighting Designer: Jonathan Kim
Costume Designer: Alexa Fraser
Original Song Composition: Carmine Santavenere
Production Dramaturg: Katie Gartlan-Close
Producing Assistant: Lily Cryan
Dramatic Works Mentor Director: Marisa Emma Smith


The Nether at the Firehall Arts Centre

Redcurrant Collective proudly present Jennifer Haley’s The Nether.

The Nether: a detective story explores the nature of virtual realms, fantasy, and morality.

The play is set in the near future. The Internet has evolved into the Nether, a vast network of virtual reality realms. Users may log in, choose an identity, and indulge any desire. When Detective Morris investigates a realm called The Hideaway where pedophiles may live out their fantasies involving children, she brings its creator in for interrogation. They discover they have made emotional attachments in his realm that blind them to the greater questions of ethical behavior, both in the imagination and the outside world.

Redcurrant Collective is a theatrical equity co-op featuring David Bloom, Lissa Neptuno, Linden Banks, Douglas Ennenberg, and Julia Siedlanowska.

Designed and directed by Chris Lam
Sound and music Composition by James Coomber
Lighting by Jonathan Kim
Stage Management by Jasmin Sandhu

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