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A Man a Fish

A Man a Fish
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Author: Donna-Michelle St. Bernard
Publisher: Playwrights Canada Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 88
Pub. Date: 2015
ISBN-10: 177091434X
ISBN-13: 9781770914346
Cast Size: 1 woman, 3 men
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About the Play:

Finalist for the 2016 Governor General's Literary Award for Drama (Canadian equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize)

A Man A Fish is a full-length drama by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard. A tale of lust, money and environmental sabotage. Prosper, a fisherman, is targeted by an unethical eel salesman and his fortunes take a turn for the worse. Meanwhile, the local bartender has his eyes set on the fisherman's wife.

A Man A Fish involves a fisherman's dwindling catch, an unscrupulous eel salesman and his wife who is desired by a bartender. Prosper is a fisherman trying to get by in the face of everyday problems: there's the spectre of the baby his wife desires, the ghost of his dead mistress, his wife's secret admirer, and the overwhelming lure of the village bar. When a slippery eel salesman arrives in town peddling progress to the rural community, Prosper's list of problems only increases. Faced with an invasive new species in his lake, his fortunes decline along with the fish population, and Prosper gets a lesson in gift horses and generosity. A haunting, powerful story, A Man A Fish is inspired by events in Burundi.

A Man A Fish premiered in 2013 at Persephone Theatre in Saskatoon.

Cast: 1 woman, 3 men

About the Playwright:

Donna-Michelle St. Bernard is a Canadian playwright, theatre director, and arts administrator. Her work has been recognized with a Siminovitch Prize nomination, SATAward nomination, the Herman Voaden Playwriting Award, the Enbridge playRites Award, a Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play, and two nominations for the Governor General's Literary Award for Drama (Canadian equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize). She is the current artistic director of New Harlem Productions.

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