Exciting news from the city of Saint John. Thomas MacDougalls brand new work “The Host” is now showing at Fundy Fringe Fest! We found out a with the Facebook live feed of the local draw. This means you will be able to see this hilarious maritime intergalactic drama in the beautiful city of Saint John.
Fringe Fest’s are a great way to show new work, all the money at the door goes to the performers. The more butts we get in seats, and the more reviews we receive, the better!
Here’s the Synopsis!
Live from The Porthouse, radio host and self-proclaimed voice of the people: Curt Riley preps for another installment of “Chit Chat with Curt Riley”. The once beloved disc jockey has watched his beautiful maritime community dwindle into impoverished obscurity. His favourite stores have closed down, his friends have moved away and he’s begun to cultivate anger beyond his own self-loathing. His free speech is less than savoury, putting him in the spotlight of global criticism and controversy. But somewhere someone has plans for Curt Riley and his associates.
After the rising Megacorporation Kolossal Fisheries started renovating the old town, strange happenings plague the Greater Kesnukwon Bay Area. Fish kills and lights in the sky are only some of the symptoms of a looming threat. In his own little world oblivious to the bigger picture, Curt plans to oust a local politician as a ‘sell out’. The resulting broadcast; full of colourful locals, callers from beyond the stars and a pesky new hit Country single is an unsuspected ground zero for first contact.
Caught between government and corporation, Curt defends his unpopular opinions against interstellar criticism and passionately represents the human race knowing this to be his final broadcast. Rather than change his opinions, Curt must regain his appreciation for his hometown and neighbors who have him as usual “up to his hipwaders” in trouble. The Host is a dark, nautically-themed, science fiction comedy tackling Canadian problems on a galactic scale."
Getting excited yet?! See you in August Saint John!