Fishing





CapitolA comedy about the perils of internet dating

by Jeremy Webb

Fishing premiered as part of the SuperNova Theatre Festival, in Halifax, at Neptune’s Studio Theatre in May 2012. 

Fishing then toured the Maritimes, playing Truro, Margaretsville, Wolfville and Saint John, New Brunswick. The show then played Live Bait Theatre in Sackville, NB; after a successful run at Festival Antigonish’s Stage 2.

Fishing played Neptune’s Studio Theatre in November 2012 and Chester Playhouse in the Summer of 2013.

NEXT PERFORMANCES – 2014

Here’s Stacy & Jeremy being interviewed about Fishing on Global TV’s Morning News.

The rest of this tour:

May 14th – 7.30pm – Y’ARC, Yarmouth – CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

May 15th  – 7.30pm – Capitol Theatre, Moncton – CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

May 16th – 7.30pm – Chester Playhouse, Chester   DUE TO UNFORTUNATE CIRCUMSTANCES THIS PERFORMANCE HAS BEEN CANCEW

May 17th – 7pm – MIPAC, Windsor – CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

Capitol MIPAC poster Fishing Poster - modified for YARC

Jeremy Webb as ‘Paul Fisher’, Stacy Smith as ‘Sonja’

 

 

 

 Fishing – the plot

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.  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 dating pool. Encouraged by his mother and best pal, Sonja, he dives headfirst into the cyber-dating pool, arranging seven dates in seven days.

Jeremy Webb as Paul Fisher, Stacy Smith as ‘Melody’

 

FISHING is about one crazy week in the bizarre world of internet dating.
1 in 5 relationships now start on the internet.   
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

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.  

  MEDIA REVIEWS

“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

“There is a depth to this comedy is not readily apparent during the hilarious mismatches.” The Herald

“You’ll laugh a lot.” The Herald

A Big Fish In an Hilarious Pond” The Way I See It – Theatre Blog              

“The play works on two levels. The first is that Webb is very gifted at writing dialogue jammed packed with jokes in a way that doesn’t feel artificial and also, that much of the comedy comes from the interaction between Webb’s “Fish” and a multitude of zany nightmare dates played by the magnificent Stacy Smith.” The Way I See It – Theatre Blog

“(Fishing) offers some real insights into the reality of finding love” The Way I See It – Theatre Blog

“Smith has created some Saturday Night Live-worthy characters in this play” The Way I See It – Theatre Blog

“Alexis Milligan directs this play very cleanly, with brisk comic timing, a lot of playfulness.” The Way I See It – Theatre Blog

 “A fun and fascinating foray into the sometimes murky depths of online romance.” Arts East Blog

“All the hallmarks of a seasoned, though at times spicy, thespian.” Arts East Blog

“Kudos as well to Stacy Smith for her seamless performance(s)” Arts East Blog

 

 

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Fishing received creation funding from Nova Scotia Communities, Culture & Heritage. 

Photo Credit: Fishing performance shots were taken by the talented Hal Tatlidil. Check out his website: www.521photography.com. At Off The Leash we heartily recommend using this fella!