With the weeks quickly winding down and Ribbon Rouge 2015 just around the corner we are so excited to be showcasing some of the amazingly talented artists and performers in this city. Today we highlight Rapid Fire Theater, one of the giants in Edmonton’s comedy and improv scene!
Rapid Fire Theater will bring their laughs, thrills and exciting brand of humour to Edmontonians for over three decades. Tracing its origins all the way back to 1981 RTF has been a staple in the Edmonton theater and comic scene and a major player in showcasing local talent.
RFT currently produces Theathersports an improv show pitting contestants and teams against each other in an epic showdown of wit and will! They also produce a long form improv show called Chimprov. Current members of RTF have been involved in variety and sketch comedy shows including Gorilla Theatre, Catch 23 and The 11:02 Show.
RTF also hosts the mega event Improvaganza every year here in the city which has morphed into a celebration of improv and theater every summer. This past year was their 15th year holding this showcase that has turned into a must see Edmonton festival. RTF hosts improvisors from across Canada, North America and beyond. For ten days in the end June, Rapid Fire Theatre hosts best comedy acts we can find, plus Theatresports matches, specialty shows, and tons of social events too.
In addition RTF helps local performers as well as casual fans hone their craft and have their amazing line up to national and international talent host public workshops! But that’s not all RTF is, they are also involved in organizing and participating in Prairie Bowl, Wildfire and Bonfire, three more festivals showing off incredible improv as well as their wide range of public workshops RTF is one busy bunch!
Rapid Fire Theatre has received several awards, including a special Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award for excellence in theatre. Rapid Fire Theatre is a company with vision, determination, skill and ambition tirelessly working to enhance the work of improvisation and Edmonton’s vibrant theatre community.
They have outgrown their previous haunt at the Varscona Theater and have moved downtown to the Citadel a few years back. And with an eye towards bringing in the best and brightest as well as showcasing international talents they have begun a capital project to create their own theater!
Sometimes it’s just nice to kick back and put on a show. And they are always looking for new and unique opportunities to bring the laughs to your event. Which is how Ribbon Rouge has come to know and love them! RTF will be performing at the Ribbon Rouge Gala on November 28th at the ATB Arts Barn. Be sure to catch their side splitting hilarious hijinks and the rest of our amazing line up at Ribbon Rouge 2015.
Don’t forget to buy tickets for Ribbon Rouge 2015! Tickets can be purchased online here.
Ribbon Rouge #8
When: November 28, 2015 Doors open at 6pm; Show at 7pm
Where: ATB Financial Arts Barns