by Jeremy Webb
A new comedy about internet dating
August 16-18, 21-25 at 8:00 pm
Matinees on Sat & Sun, August 18,19 & 25,26 at 2:00 pm
Featuring Jeremy Webb and Stacy Smith
Directed by Alexis Milligan
Stage Managed by Sylvia Bell
Lighting Design by Jessica Lewis
Tickets $27 Regular / $23 Students and Seniors
Paul Fisher is just a man. A 40-something, single, newspaper cartoonist. He’s also a bit of a jerk!
He has a failed marriage behind him and a history of ‘going-nowhere’ relationships. Although he assumes there is no hope; he is not alone. In cyberspace there are hundreds of thousands of lonely people all summarizing their hopes, needs and desires in little profile boxes on the global internet dating site ‘Gone-Fishing.net’.
Paul can no longer resist the pull of the fishing pool. His friends have told him that unless he joins the site and gets ‘back out there’ to ‘dip his toe in’ he will ‘DIE OLD AND ALONE WITH NO OFFSPRING, NO HOPE AND NO DIGNITY.’
FISHING follows unlucky-in-love Paul as he dives in and swims with all types of female fishes. Somehow Paul manages to get seven “nibbles” and arranges seven ‘dates’ in seven days.
FISHING is about week in the bizarre world of internet dating. 1 in 5 relationships now start on the internet.
Every date you arrange is potentially hazardous to your health.
At the end of his seven days, Paul Fisher will definitely never be the same again; but will he have landed the fish of his dreams?
FISHING IS DIRECTED BY ALEXIS MILLIGAN
Alexis Milligan is the Associate Artist with Two Planks and a Passion Theatre. Directing credits include The Nymph and the Lamp (The Nymph Project); A Midsummer Nights Dream, Black Comedy, Cyrano de Begerac, Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Fountain Academy). She has choreographed for many stage productions including The Passion of Adele H. (Eastern Front); Rockbound (Two Planks – Merritt Award for Best Production); To Capture Light (Luna/Sea); Anna Mae’s Movement (Native Earth). Alexis is also a multi-faceted performing artist. Film credits include Gemini Award winning The Mighty Jungle (CBC/Halifax Film); Bye Bye Blackbird; Haven (Showcase TV) and Mission:Tuition (Egg Films). Recent theatre credits include: Frankenstein (Neptune Theatre); Beowulf (Two Planks – Merritt Nominee for Best Supporting Actress); The Nutcracker (Symphony Nova Scotia); e-DENTITY (Theatre Gargantua/Mirvish Productions– Dora Nominee). Alexis is on the faculty of the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, Neptune Theatre School, and Maritime Dance.
“You’ll fall for this play hook, line and sinker.” The Coast – May 2012
“Jeremy Webb is a very good actor whose greatest gift is injecting the characters he plays with his own rakish charm. This charm is much in evidence in his new play Fishing” The Coast
“The writing is light and funny.” The Coast
“(Smith) is wonderful at playing the clown to Webb’s straight man, though she’s also adept at incarnating the more serious female characters who lead Webb to truths about himself.” The Herald
“Fishing, directed by Alexis Milligan, is full of snap, wit and sparkle with a lively pace and Webb’s gift for holding and swaying an audience.” The Herald