Featuring Andrew Chandler
Directed by Dorian Lang
Stage Managed by Olivia Rankin
September 3 - 13, 2015
As part of the Atlantic Fringe Festival
At the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
1675 Lower Water St, Halifax NS
By times poetic, hilarious, and touching, this one-man tour-de-force introduces us to Nash, a little nothing of a man, who suddenly discovers, while wandering through the woods, that he’s sinking into a large mud puddle! Unable to escape, he calmly, deliberately - with very little desperation at all, mind you! - attempts to keep his spirits up, by holding a pretend press conference, describing his incredible escape. Wending from calmly reasoning his way out, to the depths of existential angst, to a very odd encounter with a helpful bird, Nash’s inspiring story will make you laugh, make you think, and, above all, make you watch where you step!
Playwright, actor, and director Morris Panych is a man for all seasons in Canadian theatre. He has directed over eighty productions, and written more than two dozen plays that have been produced across Canada, Britain, and the United States. His works include 7 Stories, Vigil, and Girl in the Goldfish Bowl, for which he won the 2004 Governor General’s award for Drama. Known for his deep themes, witty dialogue, and accessible “theatre of the absurd” aesthetic, Morris Panych’s work is characterized by a comic oscillation between hope and despair.