Fishing PosterBy Michael Weller

​Directed by: Michael Fletcher

Performances: October 23-27, & October 30 - November 3, 1984

Venue: Theatre of the Arts, Modern Languages Building

Fishing, by Michael Weller, portrays incisively the various kinds of psychic buttressing necessary for self survival in contemporary society. Weller's raggle-taggle group of sixties Moonchildren, stuck in 1974, present the culmination of the Kerouac "Beat" tradition of "On the Road," distilled down to the simple credo, "Another day, another trip." Having fulfilled the manifest destiny of motion and space that we have come to recognize as the North American epic journey of self-discovery, the group erects a disillusioned Disneyland of the mind in a west coast fishing village. As Weller chronicles their pathetic attempts to get the "William-Acid Rock-Where did the sixties go-Barenberg-Pacific Salmon-Outta Sight Enterprises Inc." off the ground, he compassionately exposes both human weaknesses and the pain of thedrug experience. With its resonance into the inner consciousness, Fishing is fascinating for what it tells us about ourselves.

Cast

Paul Carpino - Bill

Chris Wilson - Robbie

Scott Robertson - Robbie

Janet Monid - Shelly

Jillian Lewis - Shelly

Trevor Bennett - Rory

Les Faichney - Reilly

​Bernie Roehl - Dane

Kathy DeLory - Mary Ellen

Gioia Gehrels - Mary Ellen

Creation

Director - Michael Fletcher

Set/Costume/Lights Designer - Greg Yellenik

Production

Stage Manager - James Milburn

Assistant stage Manager - Bernice Passchin

Sound Operator - Duffy Knox

Electrics Master - Adam Qualter 

Electrics - James Laforet

Props - Brian Hamilton

           Gord Snider

Costume Mistress - Stephanie Moskal

Make-Up - Susan Schmidt

                Colene Morrison

Carpentry Master - Steve Gabe

Carpenters - Randy Urquhart

                   Gord Snider

                   Robert Muir

​Credits

Shopper's Drug Mart, Waterloo Town Square

The Tobacco & Variety Shop

California Cycle & Sport