A sneak peek at the 2011 Vancouver International Fringe Festival's must-see shows

The Vancouver International Fringe Festival swings into high gear tomorrow (September 8) but two of our intrepid theatre critics caught a sneak peek of what to expect at Victoria's fest earlier this year. Here, in no particular order, are our critics' six favourite offering (so far). Pick up your tickets as soon as possible for these shows, as they are sure to sell out quick.

Giant Invisible Robot is the real deal

Little Orange Man is a tearjerker

Peter 'N' Chris and the Mystery of the Hungry Heart Motel is skilled fun

Houdini's Last Escape will dazzle and amaze

The Birdmann gets deliciously surreal

Phone Whore makes a tough and tender defence of fantasies

We'll be posting Fringe reviews daily for the duration of the festival (on until September 18), so be sure to check back for all the latest at www.straight.com/fringefestival.

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Vancouver International Fringe Festival 2011

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Vicki Weiss
Hey You missed a great show ...Get on board ...... The Progressive Polygamist written and performed by Vancouver's own Emmelia Gordon ,Studio 58 , GreenThumb Jessie winner of Best Performance along with Pippa Mackey ,National Theatre School ,soon to be seen In Gordon by Morris Panych They have taken The Progressive Polygamist to Toronto and Saskatoon Fringe and received 5 stars reviews
In Saskatoon The Progressive Polygamist was named as one of the top 3 shows. To quote J.French" Gordon and Mackie are killer at all of it. See this show immediately".
The are at Studio 16

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Marie Ceschi
I just saw The Progressive Polygamists :the sweetest reformers last night :This show is brilliant.One audience member was laughing so hard he couldn't breathe. They got a standing ovation.Go see this fast paced interactive show you won't be sorry. "Vancouver Dream team" Planet S Magazine, Saskatoon
Studio 16 ,1555
Sept 10 @ 1:00pm
Sun. Sept.11 @ 9:45pm
Thursday, Sept.15 @ 6:30pm
Sat. Sept.17@ 5:45pm
Sunday,Sept 18 @ 3:15pm
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