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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!

Golden Spike Can Can Dancers join us for Ask Me Anything Improv on September 18

Dancing and laughing both make the heart feel good, and on September 18 we serve up both at Cafe Deux Soleils! It’s Ask Me Anything Improv time, and this month we’re joined the illustrious Golden Spike Can Can Dancers!

Golden Spike Can Can Dancers

The Golden Spike Can Can Dancers are an energetic sisterhood of over 30 women based out of Port Moody, and are sponsored by the Pleasantside Community Association. They have performed at the Golden Spike Days Festival in Port Moody for more than 40 years, and entertain at a variety of other events throughout the year: fundraisers, parades, care facilities and milestone birthday celebrations just to name a few!

Golden Spike Can Can Dancers also dedicate time and energy to raising money for individuals in need in the community. Each year, they select an organization that is dear to our hearts and any payment that they receive for their performances throughout the year is donated to that charity. For the 2017/2018 year, funds raised from performances will be donated to Aunt Leah’s Place.

Hot Improv Tuesdays

Cafe Deux Soleils will be graced with a live performance by the Golden Spike Can Can Dancers, then we’ll chat with them about their work in the community! There will also be hilarious improv, a Q&A Comedy session, and more!

Hot Improv Tuesdays at Cafe Deux Soleils on Tuesday, September 18 starts at 8:00 pm! Tickets just $7 or $5 for students!

Charm Offensive take on Vancouver Improv Fight Club on September 11 at Cafe Deux Soleils

Show up for the showdown! This month’s Vancouver Improv Fight Club on September 11 features the captivating talents of Charm Offensive!

Charm Offensive

Charm Offensive is Allison Melech, Ryan Bell, and Erica Bigland, with special guest Michelle Walker. They’ve got so much charm you can’t help but be offended! This trio has performed individually with companies all over Vancouver, and together can be seen monthly at Crowville Cabaret at LanaLou’s.

Charm Offensive will be taking on the fierce foursome of Alan Pavlakovic, Rachel Kent, Alex Gullason and Tia Jeanette, with the audience choosing the winner with their laughter! So join the action at Hot Improv Tuesdays!

#HardcoreHilarity on Tuesday, September 11 starts at 8 pm (doors at 7:30 pm). Tickets just $7 or $5 for students at Cafe Deux Soleils!

Vancouver Improv Fight Club