The Bank Theatre Proudly Presents "The Fly Fisher's Companion
The Bank Theatre is proud to present a Sun Parlour Players Community Theatre production of "The Fly Fisher's Companion" by Michael Melski and Directed by Allison Still. Starring James Neely and Rick Taves. Music by David Light.
PERFORMANCE RUN DATES
The Bank Theatre
10 Erie St. S., Leamington
Friday, April 17 - Doors 6:30 PM Show 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18 - Doors 1:30 PM Show 2:30 PM
Sunday, April 19 - Doors 1:30 PM Show 2:30 PM
Thursday, April 23 - Doors 6:30 PM Show 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 25 - Doors 1:30 PM Show 2:30 PM
Sunday, April 26 - Doors 1:30 Pm Show 2:30 PM
$18 Adult Advance
$15 Student Advance
Door - Adult $20 or Student $17
Available at The Bank Theatre Box Office Thursdays-Saturdays from 11 AM - 2 PM or online at www.banktheatre.com
A HILARIOUS, HEARTFELT JOURNEY INTO THE LIVES OF TWO MEN ON THEIR LAST FISHING TRIP TOGETHER.
The Fly Fishers Companion introduces optimistic poet Wes and testy businessman Don who have returned to the fishing lodge they built 50 years ago for one last trip to cast their lines into Cape Bretons Margaree River, which the gung-ho angler Wes calls my house of worship. It is intended to be a weekend of fly fishing and bonding two things the two havent done in ages. While Wes is hoping to reel in a few big ones, he has other fish to fry; hes been diagnosed with terminal cancer, and wants to settle the many differences he and Don have on what could be their last outing ever.
When their morning excursion is rained out, the two put a log on the fire and lay their six-decade past on the line. This odd couple met in a fishing derby in grade 5, fought and fished side by side in Europe during the Second World War and holidayed with their families in their fishing lodge. Their friendship has suffered in recent years from a marital betrayal and an unresolved battlefield decision to leave a buddy behind. Ultimately, The Fly Fishers Companion is a tale of two fishermen that offers humour and poignant insights into life.
About the Playwright:
Michael Melski is an award-winning playwright and filmmaker whose works for the stage have been published and produced across Canada. His Merritt and Dora-nominated Hockey Mom, Hockey Dad was a hit at Torontos Factory Theatre, named one of the Top Ten Plays of The Year by the Toronto Star, has toured Canada twice, and received over 40 professional productions, including several in the United States. His other plays include The Fly Fishers Companion, has also been produced across the country. Michael is also an acclaimed screenwriter and director of feature films, including Growing Op starring Rosanna Arquette, Charlie Zone, and The Child Remains which won 16 Best Feature prizes on the global festival circuit and has been released theatrically in the US this past June. Michael has been an Artist-In-Residence at the Shaw Festival, Neptune Theatre and Eastern Front Theatre where his play Creepy and Little Manson was a hit in 2016. Michaels other plays include Caribou, Joyride, Miles from Home, Eighteen and Corvette Crossing. He currently resides in Halifax.
The Fly Fishers Companion was first produced in 2005 by Ships Company Theatre in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia.
THE FLY FISHER'S COMPANION IS PRODUCED BY PERMISSION OF THE PLAYWRIGHT AND MARQUIS LITERARY (COLIN RIVERS) WWW.MQLIT.CA
The Bank Theatre (View)
10 Erie Street South
Leamington, ON N8H 3W5
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