The Improv Centre on Granville Island has announced its new family-friendly summer show – Tall Tales: The Quest Is Up To You!, running Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm from June 30 to August 19. Special opening night performance takes place on Thursday, June 29 at 7:30pm and an additional Canada Day long weekend performance on Sunday, July 2 at 7:30pm.
Inspired by fantasy fan favourites like The Princess Bride, Labyrinth and Lord of the Rings, Tall Tales: The Quest Is Up To You! will whisk audiences off to a faraway land where laughs and larks abound. What happens along the way? It’s up to YOU! Join the Tall Tales hero on a fantastical journey where the audience is the author.
TIC ensemble member and creator of Tall Tales: The Quest Is Up To You!, Mary Saunders, says “There’s something very appealing about a classic story arc to me, and fantasy tales are a really fun, limitless way to explore that. I wanted the format to reflect some predictable and nostalgic elements of storytelling while still being unpredictable in nature as well as rich and diverse in content. It has been exciting figuring out how to create a form that can both reflect those fantasy storytelling elements while being fresh each time. I’m looking forward to our ensemble getting the time and space allowed by long form to explore character arcs more extensively and dive into the richness of the world we build based on unique suggestions from our audience.”
Tickets for Tall Tales: The Quest Is Up To You! start at $26.50, available online at theimprovcentre.ca or in person at the The Improv Centre Box Office, 1502 Duranleau Street, Granville Island. Tickets for the Special Opening Night, Thursday, June 29 are priced at $15.