Way Off-Broadway Wednesdays is back for a new year in New West

Way Off-Broadway Wednesdays is back.

The fringe performance series returns to the backroom at the Heritage Grill for a new year of shows, starting Jan. 16.

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Launching the 2019 season is Princest, billed as a “millennial fairytale farce.” The show features New Westminster performer Nicholas Yee, who co-created it with Blair Moro. Yee plays an aspiring princess who encounters the mysterious permanent residents of Walter Dazzle’s Wonderland while locked inside the resort theme park overnight.

Yes, some of your favourite Disney princesses make cameos – and no, it’s not a kids’ show.

Princest won an Emerging Artist Award at the Calgary Fringe in 2018.

On Jan. 23, audiences can enjoy I Think I’m Dead, a one-of-a-kind storytelling journey created and performed by Al Lafrance. The show wanders through the world of insomnia with a collection of stories about being up all night. The show – which Lafrance has performed 97 times at festivals across Canada and Australia – won Audience Choice/Best Solo Show at the Halifax Fringe in 2017.

Way Off-Broadway Wednesday shows start at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Shows are pay-what-you-want, and reservations are recommended at 604-759-0819.

The Heritage Grill is at 447 Columbia St., New West. See www.facebook.com/wayoffwed for all the details.

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