Grim & Fischer – A deathly comedy in full-face mask

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre proudly presents Grim & Fischer on Thursday, April 23rd at 7:30pm at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre. Grim & Fischer is the final performance in the Society’s 2014/15 Theatre series.


Described by audiences as “live action Pixar”, Grim & Fischer is a multi-award winning full-face mask comedy created by physical theatre company WONDERHEADS. Mrs. Fischer, an aging grandmother, is paid a visit by none other than the Grim Reaper himself. Without any words or facial expressions, Fischer’s struggle for survival takes fantastical flight as she attempts to literally cheat death.

While initially whimsical and light hearted, Grim & Fischer uses this whimsy to step away from the sharpness of reality and offer a different lens though which to examine a deeper, darker universal struggle: our fear of death. As Mrs. Fischer stares death in the face, many questions are answered including: what is it to know your end is nigh? Can you ignore death? Can you escape death? And perhaps most importantly, can you hit death in the face with a frying pan?

With its distinct style of storytelling, rich soundscape, timeless slapstick and masterful physical performances, Grim and Fischer takes its audience on a profound journey that is both hilarious and heart wrenching.

Tickets for Grim & Fischer are $30 for adults, $27 for Seniors and $25 for Students. Call the Ticket Seller at 250-549-SHOW (7469) or log on line to for tickets and more information. General audience recommended 10+.

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre thanks the following sponsors for their generous support: The Department of Canadian Heritage, the Regional District of the North Okanagan, the Vernon Morning Star, 107.5 Kiss FM, the Okanagan Advertiser and the Fairfield Inn & Suites.


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