Finding Fish

October 6-29 2016

Thursday – Saturday* at 8:00 pm
Sunday at 7:00 pm
*There is no performance on Saturday, Oct. 15

Previews: Friday & Saturday, Oct 6 & 7, 8:00 pm
Opening Night: Saturday, Oct 8, 8:00 pm
Audio Description: Saturday, Oct 22, 8:00 pm
ASL-Interpreted Performance: Sunday, Oct 23, 7:00 pm

at Illusion Theater
8th floor, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
Directions / Parking / Public Transportation

Ticket: Buy Online or call 612-339-4944
General Admission: $30 – 22
Previews: $15

“How he finds the fish? You might as well ask him how jelly fish dance in the moonlight or how sea snails hold wakes for their dead. It’s just luck, fisherman’s luck.”
—Henry in Finding Fish

Part myth, part futuristic science fiction, Finding Fish is a cautionary tale about the sustainability wars between fishermen, scientists and government regulators in the Gulf of Maine fisheries.

Finding Fish takes place in a future where food is scarce and the oceans have been nearly depleted of fish. But one fisherman on the Maine Coast keeps bringing in the catch. Could his luck have anything to do with his strange new wife? Does his despondent father know anything? The people in power would do anything to find out, especially “The Committee,” who has sent the fisherman’s brother to reel in him and his secrets. Nature and weather are central characters in this drama about sustainability through the lens of one family’s struggles.

Finding Fish comes out of playwright Carlyle Brown’s nearly 20-year experience at sea as a Captain of a 19th century traditional sailing vessels where he witnessed first-hand the degradation of our oceans from the Coast of Newfoundland to the Gulf of Mexico and from the Baltic Sea to the coasts of Africa, Brazil and the Caribbean. As our planet comes to a critical moment in the human impact on its environmental evolution, Carlyle Brown & Company is compelled to give voice to this particular perspective.

Written by Carlyle Brown
Directed by Noel Raymond

Cast

Jennifer Blagen
Paul de Cordova
Steve Hendrickson
Bill McCallum

Designers

Lighting design by Mike Wangen
Sound and video design by C. Andrew Mayer
Set design by Dean Holzman
Costume design by Clare Brauch
Prop design by Kellie Larson

 

Update: Sept. 19

We have reached beyond our minimum goal! I am truly grateful for all of your support. Its value means more than the amount that you have given. It gives us faith and encourages us that our work has true value in your estimation and we will do all in our power to honor your trust.

For those of you who haven’t already made a donation there is still an opportunity. As a reward for exceeding our minimum goal, Hatch Fund has extended our donation portal to October 10th. With your help we might still reach our maximum goal. Please consider making a donation in support of the world premiere of Finding Fish.

Make a donation now.

Thank you so much for your support,
-Carlyle

 

We need your help to produce FINDING FISH

Dear Friends,

Finding Fish takes place in a future where food is scarce and the oceans have been nearly depleted of fish. But one fisherman on the Maine Coast keeps bringing in the catch. Could his luck have anything to do with his strange new wife? Does his despondent father know anything? The people in power would do anything to find out, especially “The Committee,” who has sent the fisherman’s brother to reel him and his secrets in. Nature and weather are central characters in this drama about sustainability through the lens of one family’s struggles.

Finding Fish comes out of my nearly 20 year experience at sea as a Captain of 19th century traditional sailing vessels where I have witnessed first-hand the degradation of our Oceans from the Coast of Newfoundland to the Gulf of Mexico, from the Baltic Sea to the coast of Africa, the coast of Brazil and the Caribbean. As our planet comes to this critical moment in the human impact on its environmental evolution, we are compelled to give voice to this particular perspective.

Please join us in bringing this evocative and provocative new play to life. Your gift will pay our talented and fabulous designers and give them the tools to bring the majesty of Nature onto the stage. Help us reach our $10,000 maximum goal in any amount large or small, whatever you can give will make a difference:

Make a donation now.

Thank you so much for your support,
-Carlyle


Finding Fish – Carlyle Brown & Co. Video Appeal.

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