By JILL VON SPRECKEN
Vancouver TheatreSports presents homicide and hilarity with their feature show, Murder on the Improv Express – A Killer Comedy. Set in the 1930s on a luxury train stranded in the Rockies, this off-the-cuff comedy features an eclectic cast of characters—when I saw the show, the round-up included a communist, a movie starlet, burlesque dancers, and a gummy-bear baron—all of whom are implicated in a murder that takes place aboard the train. Thankfully, a famous detective is on board, too.
As always, the audience is along for the ride, and their suggestions help determine the plot—everything from the victim to the motive behind the crime. It’s always hilarious to watch the cast of ad-lib artists integrate in the (often side-splittingly silly) audience suggestions. And it also guarantees a completely new show, every time.
See all the murderous mayhem of Murder on the Improv Express – A Killer Comedy until May 25 at The Improv Centre on Granville Island. It would be a crime to miss it.