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Canmore International Improv Festival

Location: artsPlace

June 20, 2018 - June 24, 2018

Mountains, beers, laughs... it was a formula that worked in 2017 and now the Canmore International Improv Festival (CIIF) returns with an expanded line-up of 10 shows at Artsplace.

The second annual improv festival features an international cast of A-list performers including headline act Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, an Olivier award-winning show from London, England. Norway, France and Holland are all represented along with western Canada’s brightest and funniest improv performers.

Fubar fans will rejoice as Fubar star Dave Lawrence not only performs, but leads a master class in improv.
TEDXRFT a riff on Ted Talks and Keith Johnstone licensed improv formats Maestro and Theatresports round out the festival.

Festival Co-Artistic Director and Founder Ali Froggatt says, “We are upping our game this year with twice the amount of programming and bringing even more international talent out to the beautiful Canadian Rockies. I can’t decide whether I am more excited to share the sights and charm of my favorite Canadian town with our international guests or to share these incredible improvised acts with the Bow Valley community. I cannot wait, there is so much fun to be had.”

CIIF is adding an original kids’ show Princess WillNOT for Saturday and Sunday matinees. “We had lots of folks ask about kids programming, so we knew this year we wanted to provide something spectacular for kids and families to enjoy.” says Froggatt.

The festival is growing is part due to increased sponsor involvement including Cam Clark Ford Canmore, TD Bank Canmore and Canmore Brewing.

Tickets for the festival are available through the event venue Artsplace, Canmore.

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