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Countdown to Christmas and the New Year on December 18 with Improv X 2018 aka Flashback Funny!

Biggest movies at the box office. Hottest songs and bestselling books. Top headlines and newsmakers from around the world. The Fictionals look back at The Year That Was on December 18 at Cafe Deux Soleils with Improv X 2018 aka Flashback Funny!

Improv X 2018

Come enjoy comedy inspired by everything that made 2018 special starting at 8:00 pm, including the Mars Landing, Proportional Representation, and the most popular Tweets, Instagram photos and YouTube Video! Then we’ll help the audience craft the perfect new year’s resolution!

It’s our last Hot Improv Tuesday show of 2018, so don’t miss out! Doors at 7:30 pm, tickets just $7 or $5 for students.

Improv X Fringe welcomes Festival Friends to Cafe Deux Soleils on September 25

The comedy mashup returns to Cafe Deux Soleils on Tuesday, September 25 with a celebration of Vancouver Fringe 2018! Joining us for Improv X Fringe are performers Jennifer Pielak (Inside Voices), Travis Bernhardt (Pick of the Fringe winner Unscriptured) and Rachelle Lachland (Dyck Spacee)!

Jennifer Pielak – Inside Voices

Jennifer Pielak

Jennifer is an actor, improviser and singer who has trained as a performer in Vancouver and Chicago. Along with being a working actor in Commercials, TV/Film & Theatre, she is becoming known as one of the top musical improvisers in Canada. She co-founded Off Key Improv and teaches classes in the art form here in Vancouver.

Jennifer has performed improv at Second Storey Theatre, with Vancouver TheatreSports Rookie League, The Fictionals Comedy Co, Table23 Comedy, Improv Boston, the rEvolver Theatre Festival, the Vancouver International Improv Festival, and the New York Musical Improv Festival. Her latest theatre credits include RENT (Maureen), Connected: The Musical, Dogfight, and playing Katniss Everdeen in Hunger Games The Musical Trilogy (which got it’s start at Vancouver Fringe 2015).

Travis Bernhardt – Unscriptured

Travis Bernhardt

Travis Bernhardt is a Fringe veteran who has performed all over the world with his shows Unpossible, Charlatan and 2017 & 2018’s hit Unscriptured. As well as being a regular performer with Instant Theatre and The Fictionals, he’s the Travis half of the duo Chris & Travis, who has performed at Fringe festivals across Canada. Travis is also an award-winning cabaret host, magician, and corporate entertainer.

Rachelle Lachland – Dyck Spacee

Rachelle Lachland

Rachelle Lachland regularly performs improv in Vancouver at the The Quad Comedy’s monthly shows at XYYVR Lounge. She has created formats and produced shows through Union Jacked and The Quad Comedy and has had her work featured in Instant Theatre Company’s Prototype Festival. She is Producing, Directing and Playing in the 2018 Vancouver Fringe Festival show ‘Dyck Spacee- A Spy-Fi Improvised Radio Play’. The show is a Film Noir/ Science Fiction comedic genre mash up. Her goal in life is to share improv with as many people as she can, in as many countries as she can afford to go to!

We will be inspired by Inside Voices, Unscriptured and Dyck Spacee, as well as the Fringe and other theatre works! Join us for Hot Improv Tuesdays at Cafe Deux Soleils on September 25 starting at 8 pm – tickets just $7 or $5 for students!

Improv X Painting welcomes Diana Victoria Newman for Canvas Comedy on August 28

Art and Theatre combine on August 28 when The Fictionals and Diana Victoria Newman team up for Improv X Painting at Cafe Deux Soleils! Our latest mashup is called Canvas Comedy, and features a mixture of live painting and laughs!

Diana Victoria Newman

Diana Victoria Newman is a Vancouver born artist. With a Business Degree and Expressive Arts Therapy Certificate, she is now completing her studies at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Allowing the art to be her guide Diana creates very colourful intuitive paintings and poetry that hold deep truthful insights into her reality, helping to awaken, heal, inspire and liberate her.

Diana’s work has been showcased all over Vancouver, including at Cafe Deux Soleils, International Women’s Day Month Celebration, and Art + Music Evening at The Gam Gallery. As a vessel for the creative spirit to speak, she wishes that her artwork helps to heighten her viewer’s sensitivities to honest & colourful being and dreaming.

Diana and select audience members will be painting live at Cafe Deux Soleils while our comedians entertain with classic improv games! It’s going to be a hilarious night, so come join the fun on August 28 at Cafe Deux Soleils! Doors at 7:30 pm, action starts at 8 pm. Tickets just $7 or $5 for students.

Diana Victoria Newman painting