House Fringe

~ 20 years of Nasty theatre in the Shadows ~

OHIO HOUSE

written by Samuel Beckett
~Staged in November 2018
@ Memorial Hall, UNB, Fredericton, NB
~Staged in November 2018
@ Saint John Arts Centre, Saint John, NB
~Staged in November 2018
@ Théâtre l’Escaouette Studio, Moncton, NB

CAST/CREW
Victor – Scott Shannon

Director – Michael Holmes-Lauder

This show was staged as part of an evening of two one-act plays billed as OHIO HOUSE; without an intermission, it was immediately followed by Samuel Beckett’s Ohio Impromptu.

Nasty Shadows originally stage House in 2008.


To read a press about the production, please click here.



Scott Shannon in MacIvor's HOUSE (2018 - Fredericton)

Scott Shannon in MacIvor’s HOUSE (2018 – Fredericton)

Victor looks angry and rolls a tiny invisible ball between his thumb and forefinger. He stops.

Victor: Hello. Thank you for coming. Thank you for not going someplace else. Thank you for not staying home and watching a show about an angry doctor on teevee. Thank you for coming here.


Scott Shannon in MacIvor's HOUSE (2018 - Fredericton)

Scott Shannon in MacIvor’s HOUSE (2018 – Fredericton)

Victor: So this one week Mister “Call-Me-Joe” (and I won’t: call him Joe) he says to us:
“Hey Guys …”
“Guys” or:
“Hey Gang …”
Gang or guys he’s always calling us. Makes you feel like you should be on a field trip to a museum or something holding on to a rope.
“Hey Gang, next week for Creative Therapy I want you to create something at home and then bring it in and show it to the group.”
Okay. So I do. I go home, make it up, come in, sit down, do it.


Scott Shannon in MacIvor's HOUSE (2018 - Moncton)

Scott Shannon in MacIvor’s HOUSE (2018 – Moncton)

Victor: … and you stick your head in the hole and this is what you see: you see him and you think: What, he doesn’t even look sad! He looks bored, this is a rip. I want my money back. Five bucks! I want my money back. But then before you can look away his face goes all foggy and it’s not him any more, it changes into an actual real flesh of you, but you when you were your saddest saddest ever in your whole life and you look and you think Oh My God I Can’t Even Look At That so you look down at your feet but your feet aren’t there cause your head’s in a hole! so you look back and that’s when it hits you … right there, in that secret of the secret …



LISTENER (Scott Shannon) & READER  (Michael Holmes-Lauder) in Samuel Beckett's OHIO IMPROMPTU

LISTENER (Scott Shannon) &
READER (Michael Holmes-Lauder) in
Samuel Beckett’s OHIO IMPROMPTU (Fredericton)

GRID CITY MAGAZINE

2 Plays, 3 Cities, 4 Performances:
Nasty Shadows Theatre Company return to the stage with a two play tour of the province >>>

Since its founding in 1999, Fredericton’s Nasty Shadows Theatre Company have built a reputation for unique, engaging productions brought to life by some of the region’s most respected theatre artists.

Embracing its independent and creative ethics to maximum capacity, the company and its members willingly choose to forego the confines of traditional theatre … [READ MORE] >>>



Scott Shannon captivates as Victor in Daniel MacIvor’s House. Photo Credit: Michael Holmes-Lauder.

Scott Shannon captivates as Victor in
Daniel MacIvor’s House.
Photo Credit: Michael Holmes-Lauder.

STU REVIEWS
(students and recent alumni of
St. Thomas University)

Nasty Shadow’s double-bill of House invites while Ohio Impromptu drags >>>

Nasty Shadows Theatre Co. treats New Brunswick to a double feature of Samuel Beckett’s Ohio Impromptu and Daniel MacIvor’s House. An interesting combination of two starkly different plays.

House is a one man show that comes across more like a crazy stranger telling you their life story while you wait for the bus, in the best way. MacIvor has written an hour-long monologue, but Victor (Scott Shannon) instantly squashes any fear that you are in for a dull lecture with his captivating storytelling. With his enchanting performance, the … [READ MORE] >>>



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