One thing Canadians can do best is laugh at themselves. And it’s with this in mind that we heartily recommend Vancouver TheatreSports League’s celebration of the nation’s big 150th milestone. In its new show, Oh, Canada: The True North Strong and Funny, expect the quick-witted improvisers to tackle every known Canadian institution, from Hinterland Who’s Who to hockey, maple syrup, Tim’s double-doubles, and Anne of Green Gables. Bring your own favourite Canuck clichés, too: as always, the team’s comedy is driven by clever audience suggestions. At the same time, you can marvel at another piece of our heritage: the amazing number of talented improvisers we have developed in the Great White North.
Vancouver TheatreSports League presents Oh, Canada—The True North Strong and Funny Thursdays through Saturdays from June 29 to September 2.
Five events you just can’t miss this week
July 1 and 2 at the UBC Botanical Gardens
Great setting for masks, music, and indigenous storytelling.