If the past few months have been anything to go by, this fall is going to be dominated by the political maneuvering south of the border where Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton are set to face off in the US Presidential Election.
But just because we’re not American doesn’t mean we have to miss out on the fun here in Canada, especially now that Vancouver Theatre Sports League is upping the ante with its own improvised election.
Running from September 28 through November 19 is Trump Card – Winner Takes All, an improvised take on the high stakes political game being played by the US electorate. Billed as a timely look at the events of 2016 and their possible impact on the future, the set up for the upcoming show sounds just as absurd as a Donald Trump acceptance speech:
“Political commentators in 2040 look back to the year 2016 in an attempt to understand how world politics have become so absurd. The US and Canadian elections are re-visited along with other crucial turning points such as the Brexit vote, the untimely disappearance of Donald Trump’s hairdresser, and Trudeau and Putin’s ‘who wore it best’ bare-chest competition. In the second half of the show, the audience selects candidates who will run for world leadership and the show ends with the audience electing a winner.”
When: September 28 – November 19
Where: The Improv Centre, Granville Island
Tickets: Available online