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The Fly Fisher’s Companion Presented by Sun Parlour Players Community Theatre
April 17 @ 7:30 pm - April 19 @ 4:30 pm
Sun Parlour Players Community Theatre presents The Fly Fisher’s Companion by Michael Melsk, a hilarious, heartfelt journey into the lives of two men on their last fishing trip together, at The Bank Theatre on April 17, 18, 19, 23, 25 & 26, 2020.
The Fly Fisher’s Companion introduces optimistic poet Wes and testy businessman Don who have returned to the fishing lodge they built 50 years ago for one last trip to cast their lines into Cape Breton’s Margaree River, which the gung-ho angler Wes calls “my house of worship”.
It is intended to be a weekend of fly fishing and bonding – two things the two haven’t done in ages. While Wes is hoping to reel in a few big ones, he has other fish to fry; he’s been diagnosed with terminal cancer, and wants to settle the many differences he and Don have on what could be their last outing – ever.
When their morning excursion is rained out, the two put a log on the fire and lay their six-decade past on the line. This odd couple met in a fishing derby in grade 5, fought and fished side by side in Europe during the Second World War and holidayed with their families in their fishing lodge. Their friendship has suffered in recent years from a marital betrayal and an unresolved battlefield decision to leave a buddy behind. Ultimately, The Fly Fisher’s Companion is a tale of two fishermen that offers humour and poignant insights into life.
Directed by Allison Still. Starring James Neely and Rick Taves. Music by David Light.
Friday, April 17th | Doors 6:30 pm | Show 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 18th | Doors 1:30 pm | Show 2:30 pm
Sunday, April 19th | Doors 1:30 pm | Show 2:30 pm
Thursday, April 23rd | Doors 6:30 pm | Show 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 25th | Doors 1:30 pm | Show 2:30 pm
Sunday, April 26th | Doors 1:30 pm | Show 2:30 pm
$18 Adult Advance
$15 Student Advance
Door | Adult $20 | Student $17
Available at The Bank Theatre Box Office Thursdays-Saturdays from 11 AM – 2 PM or online at https://banktheatre.com