~ 20+ years of Nasty theatre in the Shadows ~
~ Distending an Earlier Work ~
PART II-Q of “THE GREAT SECULSION” MYTH
written by SCOTT SHANNON
~RUNNING NOW! Jan-May 2023
~Staged in August 2022
@ Fundy Fringe Festival, Saint John, NB
~Staged in November 2022
@ Memorial Hall, UNB, Fredericton, NB
Writer / Director – Scott Shannon
ORIGINAL ISOLATION JONES SHORT-PIECE CREATED & PRODUCED FOR INCLUSION IN 2020’S ‘THE FIFTH WALL’
(Work developed for production during Fredericton’s first (and hopefully last) drive-in/socially distanced theatre event produced by HERBERT THE COW PRODUCTIONS & NASTY SHADOWS THEATRE COMPANY.)
Read our development and rehearsal notes taken during Summer 2020 >>>
View a list of PAST PRODUCTIONS.
REVIEWS/ARTICLES about past productions.
FUNDY FRINGE FESTIVAL 2022
OUTSTANDING SOLO SHOW
JONES sits on the black box upstage right facing away from audience.
JONES exits and returns carrying a third black box, with a journal and pencil on top, and sets the box upstage right.
Rinses hands 20 seconds and uses cloth on box to dry.
Notices hands and rubs them together, reacting to sore on edge of right hand, removing gauze and examining the sore. Begins humming an indiscernible tune. Goes to basin on black box downstage centre. Rinses hands 20 seconds and uses cloth on box to dry.
“Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday to you!”
“… uhmm … I saw a guy today with a mask made of grass, tufts of grass held together with what looked like pipe cleaners and hair elastics woven into the piped-grass and stretched back over his ears to hold his mouthful-of-mask-hay in place—protection?”
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