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Runs from Friday June 22 2012 to Saturday June 30 2012

Approximate running time: 2 hours and 20 minutes


Firehall Arts Centre
280 East Cordova Street
Vancouver BC V6A 1L3

Production Notes

Helaing Through Humour is a double-bill night:

“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 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.“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

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