Fringe BYOV Applications available!

The Firehall joins the ranks of the BYOV for the fourth consecutive Vancouver International Fringe Festival in September 2013. We will be selecting five shows for six to eight performances each in our wonderful intimate theatre space and two shows for our outdoor enclosed courtyard area, also, for six to eight performances.

To download the application, click here.

Healing through Humour: The Progressive Polygamists and This is CANCER

Presented by Two Wrongs That Write Productions 

June 22, 23, 29 & 30, 8pm at the Firehall Arts Centre

Tickets $20 through Firehall Arts Centre Box Office at 604.689.0926 or online

This is CANCER

This is CANCER by Bruce Horak and Rebecca Northan just completed a sold out run for the second consecutive year at this year’s Edmonton Fringe Festival and a sold out run of its hold over. It also received 5 star reviews across the board for the second consecutive year.

CANCER – a deluded, egotistical ASS – goes on his own journey of denial, anger, bargaining and acceptance when he discovers that the whole world hates him.

CANCER gives the cabaret performance of a lifetime! In this one-man, satirical cabaret Bruce Horak (Two-time Betty Mitchell Award Winner: This is CANCER and Evil Dead: the Musical) brings Cancer to life. A cancer survivor himself, and one of Canada’s only legally blind actors, Bruce brings a fresh and funny perspective to a disease that too many of us will face and that so many of us could use a good laugh at.

Directed by award-winning director/performer Rebecca Northan (Betty Mitchell Award: Blind Date, Canadian Comedy Award: best Sketch Group, Gemini and Dora Ward nominee: CTV’s Alice, I think), This is CANCER will leave you wondering how you could fall in love with such a deadly performer.

“This is Cancer is as genius as it is absurd…Allow this remarkable show to spread all over your body.”
– Edmonton Journal 2010 – 5 stars

“One of the weirdest and most brilliant shows the Fringe has ever seen.”
– Edmonton Sun


The Progressive Polygamists

The Progressive Polygamists by Emmelia Gordon and Pippa Mackie have returned after a 5 star, “Best of the Festival” Fringe tour.

What would it be like if your best friend was your sister-in-law, AND your husband’s wife? Join sister wives, Mercy Eve and Eden Grace, in this satirical comedy about what it is really like to share a husband and live together in a polygamist sect.

“It’s startling what a treasure trove of humour the ladies unearth from the secretive commune, which marries off teenagers to much older men.” -Star Phoenix.

Through song, fast paced skits, jump rope, and confessions the Progressive Polygamists shine a new light on this topical and controversial community.

“This satirical jab at the real-life hyper-relgious polygamist commune of Bountiful, B.C., is about as entertaining as a social statement can be.”
– Saskatoon StarPhoenix

“Each performance, one of comic genius”
– Plank Magazine – 5 stars

“A relevant comic triumph.” 
– Saskatoon StarPhoenix 2011 – 5 stars