Something Fishy

by  Marcia Kash, Douglas E. Hughes

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  3m, 2f

In this timely political farce, presidential candidate Raymond Bream comes back to his hometown of Port Pilchard to make a major announcement that will likely win him the election. Meanwhile the incumbent, President Weever, has sent a couple of henchmen to town to prevent Bream from making his speech – by any means necessary. 

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Farce
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Pla
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

In this timely political farce, presidential candidate Raymond Bream comes back to his hometown of Port Pilchard to make a major announcement that will likely win him the election. Meanwhile the incumbent, President Weever, has sent a couple of henchmen to town to prevent Bream from making his speech – by any means necessary. The showdown takes place on the stage of the local community center where an amateur theatre troupe is about to open their latest production, The Vicar’s Knickers. As the world of politics encounters its natural cousin – the world of farce – everyone is forced to don disguises and take on numerous roles, and suddenly no one is who they appear to be. Will Bream get to the podium to make his speech, or will the president’s hatchet men win the day?

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Reviews

"Lighthouse Theatre has landed a great catch!...It skewers politics, politicians, the media, environmental and economic issues and even community theatre itself."The Simcoe Reformer

 

 

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Elaborate / High Volume Costumes, Period Costumes

Casting

3m, 2f
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Cast Attributes

  • Flexible casting

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Authors

Marcia Kash

Marcia has eleven shows to her credit including For This Moment Alone, Discovering Elvis and five plays with long-time collaborator Douglas E. Hughes. Their first play, Who’s Under Where? has been translated into six languages and is currently enjoying its first Polish language translation in Warsaw. Their comedy Too ...

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Douglas E. Hughes

As well as the five plays he’s written with his cohort Marcia Kash, Doug has written two short plays for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra - Debussy: At Sea and The Talking Cure; a one-act comedy - Taken For Granted, three screenplays - Hearing Trouble, Star Struck and A Different Corner, and a novel - a comedy/thriller c ...

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Something Fishy was commissioned by Lighthouse Festival Theatre in Port Dover, Ontario, Canada and received its premiere production on June 30th, 2016. The production was directed by Marcia Kash, with set designs by Bill Chesney, costumes by Alex Amini, and lighting by Renée Brode. The Stage Manager was Kevin Olson, and the Assistant Stage Manager was Erika Morey. The cast was as follows: 

ACTOR 1................Brad Rudy

ACTOR 2.........Kaitlyn Riordan

ACTOR 3.............Andrea Risk

ACTOR 4...........Nigel Bennett

ACTOR 5...........Matt Gorman

 

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