Who doesn’t love a bikini wash on a hot summer day?
Ask the people behind Rapid Fire Theatre and they’ll tell you that they love to get soapy and wet, at least for laughs.
Last Saturday the Edmonton improv institution set up a bikini bike wash across the street from its main venue, the Varscona Theatre. Only this bikini wash put Rapid Fire’s rag-wielding guys in bathing suits and cheering gals in muscle shirts.
More than laughs, bike riders got their frames cleaned and tires inflated for free because it wasn’t a fundraiser; it was an awareness campaign. The cause? The 12th annual Improvaganza Festival, which populates Old Strathcona with some of the world’s finest improv talent from June 13 to 23.
This year, the festival adds the Garneau theatre to its roster of venues to host the kings of non-sequitur comedy, internationally acclaimed Halifax group Picnicface, on June 21. Fans of last year’s Shakespearean shows will be delighted to know that classic literature satirists School of Night are returning from the U.K. on June 19 (Varscona Theatre).