Stories, comedy and country music onstage for Way Off-Broadway Wednesdays

Wednesday isn’t just “hump day”; it’s a day for fringe performance fun, thanks to Way Off-Broadway Wednesdays.

The series is continuing at the Heritage Grill, with shows every Wednesday night at 7 p.m.

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The next show, on Wednesday, May 15, features the third edition of the New West Story Slam – a regular storytelling competition that runs on the third Wednesday of each month. Seven storytellers share their original stories and compete for cash and prizes.

The audience, meanwhile, gets to choose the winner – the $5 entry ticket gets you a ballot to make your choice.

On May 22, audiences can enjoy The Concert That Might Have Been – the story of what happens when four famous country singers meet in a bar in heaven. Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Garth Brooks and Shania Twain share songs and stories in their afterlives, in a show that combines cover songs with original music.

On May 29, it’s time for CODENAMES, billed as an “all-female, all-funny, variety show-styled sketch comedy and improv extravaganza.” It features performers Allison Melech, Michelle Walker, Taylor Ray and Megan Phillips.

Then, on June 5, Andy Cañete returns to the stage with The Chronicles of Cañete, the sequel to his Porn & Pinochet show, which ran for Way Off-Broadway Wednesdays on May 1. The show follows the misadventures of the Chilean Canadian comic after he moved back to Canada from Chile at the age of 23. (And don’t worry if you missed the first outing; the sequel is a stand-alone show.)

Way Off-Broadway Wednesdays shows start at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Admission is on a pay-what-you-want basis (except for the Story Slam nights), and reservations are recommended at 604-759-0819.

Follow all the Way Off-Broadway Wednesdays fun at www.facebook.com/wayoffwed.

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