House (2018)

Nasty News 2019 Issue#6: “Open” HOUSE One Night Only! + Fall 2019 Shadows in ACTION/PLAY

20 years of Nasty theatre in the Shadows

INSIDE THIS NASTY ISSUE

  • “Open” HOUSE One Night Only! >>>
  • Fall 2019 Shadows in ACTION/PLAY >>>
  • Links to Nasty Stuff >>>
  • Become a Shadow’s Shadow >>>


  • HOUSE @Memorial Hall - One Night ONLY! ~ FREE / Pay-What-You-Will show ~

    VICTOR’S LAST “OPEN” …

    HOUSE
    A Sit Down Stand Up
    One Man Comedy Nightmare

    by Daniel MacIvor

    MEMORIAL HALL – UNB CAMPUS
    SUNDAY, SEP 29th

    ~ ONE NIGHT ONLY! ~
    FREE / Pay-What-You-Will Performance

    ‘Victor’ is back, after some welcoming GROUP sessions during last month’s Fundy Fringe Festival adventure, for a ONE NIGHT ONLY performance of HOUSE at the UNB Centre for Musical Arts – Memorial Hall in Fredericton — join us for GROUP!

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    HOUSE PRESS

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

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

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    5 star ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Review
    from Grid City Magazine
    Fundy Fringe Festival Reviews – Day 4

    House: A Stand Up Sit Down One Man Comedy Nightmare | Saint John Arts Centre
    The character’s maniac energy fills the theatre from the moment of his entrance. The caustic irrepressible anger is palpable. Like watching a building implode, it’s a fascinating process to be part of. Victor’s hatreds and dislikes are not a burden he bears lightly, if at all. From happy councillors, through demon mothers, to bondage burdened borderline incestuous wives, this comedy moves quickly, so don’t miss it.

    ***** 5 STARS
    – Douglas Fillmore

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    TOP PICK by Grid City Magazine

    “Marvelous acting, incredibly funny though there is a dark undercurrent in his story.

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    The EAST: FIVE CAN’T MISS SHOWS WE’RE LOOKING FORWARD TO AT FUNDY FRINGE FESTIVAL 2019

    The EAST: FIVE CAN’T MISS SHOWS WE’RE LOOKING FORWARD TO AT FUNDY FRINGE FESTIVAL 2019 >>>

    RE: HOUSE: A Sit Down Stand Up One Man Comedy Nightmare

    Nasty Shadows Theatre Co. have consistently delivered some of the best and most intriguing productions we’ve seen over the years, and this is likely to be a standout.

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    REVIEW from fall 2018 run of HOUSE:

    “Shannon brings an immense amount of physicality to his portrayal of Victor. He commits entirely, whether he is dancing in glee, re-enacting a memory, or literally jumping from the stage into the audience. Breaking the fourth wall while continuing to display the brokenness of his mind, Victor prances in and out of his story to reassure us of his sanity.”
    — Nate Telman – @STU_Reviews

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    ~ Fall 2019 Shadows in ACTION/PLAY ~

    PLAYS BY SHEPARD & MACIVOR

    THIS IS A PLAY
    by Daniel MacIvor

    THIS IS A PLAY by Daniel MacIvor (2010)

    THIS IS A PLAY by Daniel MacIvor (2010)

    ACTION
    by Sam Shepard

    ACTION by Sam Shepard

    ACTION by Sam Shepard

    FREDERICTON
    Memorial Hall – UNB Campus
    Oct 27th-28th (Sun-Mon)

    SAINT JOHN
    Saint John Arts Centre
    Nov 5th (Tues)

    MONCTON
    Théâtre l’Escaouette Rehearsal Studio
    Nov 6th (Wed)

    ~ Nightly @7:30pm ~
    $15/person ; $10/student



    ~ LINKS TO NASTY STUFF ~

    CONTACT US BY EMAIL:
    nastyshadows@gmail.com


    OPEN CREW CALL!
    ~ BECOME A SHADOW ~

    We are always looking for anyone interested in any aspects of backstage work, from publicity to stage managing, to technical work involving lights and sound — you folks are the true Shadows.

    For those interested in working off-stage in any capacity, please send an email to nastyshadows@gmail.com at anytime with the subject line: NASTY CREW. Please include what your area of interest might be and any relevant experience you wish to note.



    SHADOW IMAGES FROM PAST PRODUCTIONS
    Scott Shannon as 'Jones'; Annick Blizzard as 'Vic'; Michael Holmes-Lauder as 'Chael' in A STORY JONES

    Scott Shannon as ‘Jones’; Annick Blizzard as ‘Vic’; Michael Holmes-Lauder as ‘Chael’ in A STORY JONES





    ~ 20 years of Nasty theatre in the Shadows ~

    OHIO HOUSE

    written by Daniel MacIvor
    ~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 staged 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] >>>



    View a list of PAST PRODUCTIONS.


    REVIEWS/ARTICLES about past productions.



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