Fish story closes Upper Canada Playhouse season
MORRISBURG — Whoever would have thought fishing could be so much fun.
The Upper Canada Playhouse is about to prove it can be hilarious, with the Norm Foster comedy, The Great Kooshog Lake Hollis McCauley Fishing Derby.
The play stars Marshall Button and Anna-Marie Lea and opened on Sept. 6 and is running through to Sept. 30. Writer Foster is an audience favourite and Canada’s most-produced playwright. His plays always look at life through a comic eye and he creates characters and situations reflecting the lives and predicaments of everyday people.
The play takes the audience to the little community of Kooshog Lake, where locals are getting ready for their annual fishing derby to catch a famous fish that has been eluding residents for years. The derby kitty has grown over time and the little town gets invaded by visitors trying to catch the elusive fish.
The audience will meet James Bell, a young city slicker whose car breaks down, forcing him to spend the weekend in Kooshog Lake. He soon gets caught up in the derby drama and meets Sienna, the owner of the local grocery store. Sienna’s porch is the town’s most popular meeting place.
Other characters include Kirk, the bait and tackle shop owner, who almost caught Hollis McCauley 23 years ago. Rhonda is the proprietor of several small businesses in town and Melanie is a young lady who recently escaped the bustle of big city life.
“It’s a weekend filled with intrigue, adventure, romance and hilarity as this entertaining fishing tale unfolds,” said artistic director Donnie Bowes.
Button takes on the role of Kirk
It’s a weekend filled with intrigue, adventure, romance and hilarity as this entertaining fishing tale unfolds.
Donnie Bowes, artistic director
and Lea plays Rhonda. Warren Bain plays James Bell and Katie Ryerson plays Melanie Morningside.
Details about dates and times for this hilarious comedy can be found on the Upper Canada Playhouse at www.uppercanadaplayhouse.com.
Marshall Button and AnnaMarie Lea star in The Great Kooshog Lake Hollis McCauley Fishing Derby, a Norm Foster comedy that runs through to Sept. 30 at the Upper Canada Playhouse.