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The Fly Fisher's Companion

The Fly Fisher's Companion
Your Price: $17.99 CDN
Last copy!
Author: Michael Melski
Publisher: Playwrights Canada Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 66
Pub. Date: 2008
ISBN-10: 0887547753
ISBN-13: 9780887547751
Cast Size: 2 men

About the Play:

HARD TO FIND BOOK, only a very limited number of copies are still available.

About the Play:

The Fly Fisher's Companion is a full-length dramatic comedy by Michael Melski. A hilarious, heartfelt journey into the lives of two men on their last fishing trip together. It's a trip through decades, into ritual memory and imagination, and into a relationship that has all the turbulent beauty and gentle grace of a highland stream. The Fly Fisher's Companion is a moving, hilarious story about male friendship.

The Fly Fisher's Companion is a heartwarming, funny and yet poignant story of two lifelong friends who take one final fishing trip to reconnect after years of estrangement. Optimistic writer Wes and testy businessmen Don have survived war, marriages and each other's company for over half a century. Having met in Grade 5 at a fishing derby where one's line crossed the other, they formed an unbreakable connection. They have returned to the fishing lodge they built after the war for one last trip to cast their lines. It is intended to be a weekend of fly fishing and bonding-two things the estranged buddies haven’t done in ages. But things have changed since these two old friends started fishing together. Lures, (f)lies, and the big ones that got away aren't the only topics of conversation at the cabin this weekend. A pressing issue hastens the need to resolve decisions made by both over the years. A touching comedy about two best buds wishing they could remember some things better, and others they'd rather forget. This poignant and powerful play explores love, loss and the hope for forgiveness against a background of a complicated friendship and fading memories.

The Fly Fisher's Companion premiered to acclaim critical in 2005 at Ship's Company Theatre in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia. Since then the play was also a hit at professional theatres across Canada and has become a staple of community theatres.

Cast: 2 men

What people say:

"…artfully hooks onlookers with its old-school humour and ageless wisdom." — Winnipeg Free Press

"A great catch!" — Edmonton Sun

"Michael Melski's charming comedy… has a genuine feel for the many pulls and pushes of a life-long friendship." — Vancouver Sun

"A moving, truthful look at male bonds, maritime life, and the power of love and imagination." — Halifax Chronicle Herald

"Michael Melski's heartfelt memory play hits the right notes." — SEE Magazine, Edmonton

About the Playwright:

Michael Melski is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, and filmmaker from Cape Breton whose work has been staged and screened across Canada and the U.S. He has served as past playwright-in-residence at the renowned Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. His published plays include The Fly Fisher's Companion.

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