VTSL The Big Picture – An Improvised Movie

Will Professor Dumbledore and Gandalf finally meet? Experience all your favourite films in one hilarious mash-up!

Some of our most vivid memories are derived from movie blockbusters – think back to that first time you saw the T Rex in Jurassic Park, the lightsaber duel in Star Wars or Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray busting ghosts.

This summer, Vancouver TheatreSports™ League (VTSL) pays tribute to the mega movie with The Big Picture – An Improvised Movie.

This is a live, improvised adventure featuring lightning-fast comedy that can hold its own with any on-the-edge-of-your-seat big screen thriller or frothy romcom.

As in all VTSL productions, audience participation is key to the action. VTSL actors and the audience will work together in creating a different ‘overnight smash hit’ each and every night of the show’s run.

During the first half of the evening, audience suggestions determine the genre of the yet-to-be-made ‘blockbuster’ (e.g. thriller, historical epic, adventure, fantasy, horror, western, sci-fi, musical, romance) along with other elements such as the characters, location, plot components and era.

In the second half, the ensemble improvises a performance of the entire ‘movie’ utilizing components determined by the audience in the first half.

The possibilities are endless. Perhaps Indiana Jones will be eaten by the Great White or Scarlett O’Hara will fall for Doctor Zhivago? Maybe Maria will teach Dracula how to sing or E.T. and Wall-E will ride off into the sunset together.

This is one blockbuster where the outcome, like the proverbial bag of popcorn, will leave you wishing you hadn’t reached the end.

Don’t miss the biggest ‘motion picture’ of the summer season, The Big Picture – An Improvised Movie, playing every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. June 30 to August 27 at The Improv Centre on Granville Island. Tickets are now on sale.

The Big Picture – An Improvised Movie

Dates: June 30 to August 27; Thursdays – Saturdays, 7:30 pm
Venue: The Improv Centre on Granville Island, 1502 Duranleau Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $15; available in advance online
Note: This is a licensed venue; all minors must be accompanied by an adult 19+

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