Bonfire

Bonfire is Rapid Fire Theatre’s annual romp of new ideas in long-form improv. Starring the members of the Rapid Fire Theatre ensemble, each show at Bonfire has been created by one of RFT’s own. Every show at Bonfire is a new idea that we’ve never tried before; it might work, it might not, but either way it’ll be a joy to witness. The 2017 festival runs April 4-8.

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4Square

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Director: Jessie McPhee

Thursday, April 6. 7:30 pm

Four storylines, four improvisors, forced to think outside the box while performing in one.

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6 People, 1 Person

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Director:  Lisa

Saturday, April 8. 7:30 pm

How many ways can we view the same life? Watch six improvisers share the role of one main character, exploring their past, present, and future in usual ways in 6 People, 1 Person.

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Be Our Guest

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Directors: Kelly Turner,  Sydney Campbell,  Steven Hurst

Saturday April 8. 7:30 pm

An improvised mockumentary inspired by Christopher Guest, the man behind Spinal Tap, Best in Show and Mascots. Three improvisers, three relationships, one real good time.

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Burlesqueprov!

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Director : Leeboyes

Saturday, April 8. 10:00 pm

THIS SHOW IS ADULTS ONLY, 18+

Taste the tease, as RFT’s playful provocateurs present an improvised homage to the salacious craft of titillation. Celebrating sex with equal parts positivity and empowerment, our players are joined by friends from Edmonton’s own Send In The Girls Burlesque, to give you a hilarious show of sultry sass!

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Frequency

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Directors: Joel Crichton & Erik Mortimer

Friday, April 7. 10:00 pm

A musical Odyssey. Six performers will take you on a sensory soul-journey from middle sea to the moon river of your heart. Ride the wavelength. Tune in to the harmony.

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Genre Roller Coaster

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Director : Vincent Forcier

Friday, April 7. 7:30 pm

Roller coasters are all about ups and downs, twists and turns, and above all speed and surprises. This full length genre rollercoaster will embody all of that while weaving through the various styles of movies. Faster and faster and faster and…

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Improvisor’s Worst Nightmare

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Director:  Joe Vanderhelm

Friday, April 7. 7:30 pm

What do you call it when an improvisor is thrown into a fully scripted, rehearsed, blocked and costumed one-act play on opening night, with no idea of what the show is about? An improvisor’s worst nightmare.

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Karaoke Bar

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Directors: Mark Kelly & Joleen Ballendine

Saturday, April 8. 7:30 pm

Sing. Drink. Laugh.
Join us as the Rapid Fire Theatre cast turns the audience’s favourite karaoke songs— sung by you — into smash hit improv scenes.

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Lights Out!

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Director: Derrick Johnson

Tuesday, April 4. 7:30 pm

Turn off those lights, it’s Lights Out! Become entangled with tales of horror and thrill. Lights Out! is set in the depths of the dark, and only audience members mobile devices will bring a scene to visual life. Join us in exploring and creating a one-of-a-kind 15 minute show, filled with comedic mystery and suspense.

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Punish Prov

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Director: Joey Lucius

Tuesday April 4, 7:30 pm

Can we modify the behaviour of improvisors? Using “scientific” methodology, the good folks at Rapid Fire Theatre will attempt to answer that very question. Let’s just say the Ethics Review Board is going to have a field day with this one… the results will be SHOCKING.

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Rapid Fire Walk With Me

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The Rapid Fire Ensemble descends into the surreal world of David Lynch! Inspired by his indelible cinematic style (Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet), improvisers will unearth the terrifying, surreal and hilarious secrets that lurk in the heart of a small idyllic town.

Friday, April 7. 10:00 pm

Directors: 

Bob L’Heureux, Tara Koett, Paul Blinov

 

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Red Eye

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Director:  Sera Prokopiw

Wednesday, April 5. 7:30 pm

We’ve all done it. We’ve all eavesdropped on that loud, juicy, intensely personal conversation at the coffee shop. What we haven’t seen is behind the curtain: their deepest secrets and darkest motivations. Red Eye will serve up a rich brew to satisfy your most intimate curiosities.

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Sensible

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Director: Joleen Ballendine

Wednesday April 5, 7:30 pm

Test your senses with this fun fast and exciting show. Six improvisors will use all five senses to inspire and explore scenes. This smelly, soft, salty and stunning and sonic show is not for the faint of heart.

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She’s All Clueless About You

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Director: Danielle Browne

Wednesday April 5, 7:30 pm

Oh Snap! Being in high school in the 90’s is hard enough without being the center of a bet between the popular kids. Will the fly kids step off and accept a new member by the end of term? Or will it turn out worse than that time you forgot to feed your Tamagochi?

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The Bonfire Family Adventure

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Director:  Nikki Hulowski

Saturday, April 8. 2:30 pm

The Bonfire Family’s Adventure is a not to missed adventure full of fun for the whole family! Spend 60 minutes with us as Rapid Fire’s best tell a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure style story with your favourite Theatreports game to boot. This show is open to all ages, including Babes in Arms!

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The Navidson Improv (House of Leaves)

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Director:  Todd Houseman

Saturday, April 8. 10:00 pm

THIS SHOW IS ADULTS ONLY, 18+

Have you read the House of Leaves? It’s a neat book wouldn’t you say? It reminds me of an improv show I once saw called the Navidson improv. It was really eerie and left me feeling alone. When I got home afterwards I sat down on my favourite couch and started smoking a cigarette and as it burned I remembered the show even more. In it the performers were walking around and playing in the sun. When they sat down for lunch eventually they started reading a book the book was about a man trapped in a hot car who was listening to an old woman he once knew tell him a story. In the story she recalled a moth that sat on a book about a writer who died writing a screen play about a family with a library where one book fell down. A book about a esuoh with a hallway inside. In.side. that hall”upsidedown”way was.. . .. . . . . . the Navidson improv.

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TIMPROV

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Director:  Tim Mikula

Friday, April 7. 7:30 pm

“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Revelation 21:4

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Villainy

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Director: Gordie Lucius

Saturday April 8, 10:00 pm

THIS SHOW IS ADULTS ONLY, 18+

Have you ever wondered how a villain came to be? How Hans Grubber became so devoid of emotion. How Farquad became so greedy and entitled. How Maleficent became so…maleficent. In Villainy we delve deep into the history of a villain and see what influenced them along the way into being what they are today. Come witness the devil in the details.

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Wake Up Call

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Directors: Tara and Joey

Thursday, April 6. 7:30 pm

Rise and shine, Edmonton! This is your wake-up call! RFT’s smiliest bunch bring you a sunny morning talk show with all of your favourite segments: perky co-hosts, audience contests and prizes, the celebrity guests you ask for, and the human interest segments that your heart most desires! Now with more zing than your average cup o’joe!

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You Are Here.

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Directors: Julia Grochowski & Gordie Lucius

Tuesday, April 4. 7:30 pm

In a time where borders are being reinforced, it is important to tell the stories that unite us. Rapid Fire Theatre presents “You Are Here.”, a show focused on tales of togetherness featuring an ensemble of first generation Canadians.

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