Artists’ Ensemble stages Might Have Gone Fishing March 12-28
From press release
Meet Jason, age 10. He’s dealing with some tough issues. His parents have split, he’s got a bad stammer, and his dad keeps promising to take him fishing, but somehow they never go. Might Have Gone Fishing is the story of a troubled father and son relationship.
This world premiere by Rufus Cadigan was developed from an earlier one-act play that won the Edward Albee Excellence in Playwriting Award at the Last Frontier Theatre Conference.
Running March 12-28, Might Have Gone Fishing is a memory play. We see scenes between 9-year-old Jason and Pat, his erratic father whose drinking is escalating out of control. Jason’s mother, Karen, worries about her young son when he spends time with his unpredictable father. Scenes play out in the memory of 22-year-old Jason, now a college student who hasn’t heard a word from his father for 12 years. Now, Pat is trying to reconnect with his bitter, resentful son in this touching drama.
Michael Herold, last seen in AE’s production of The Dining Room, plays Jason’s father, Pat. Ensemble member Carolyn Cadigan portrays Pat’s ex-wife, Karen. Rockford College student Daniel Switzer plays adult Jason, while Salvador Stoneberg plays young Jason. David Causey appears as Gordon, one of Pat’s drinking buddies who later becomes the only adult Jason can turn to for help.
Might Have Gone Fishing runs March 12-28 in the Cheek Theatre at Rockford College. Adult language is used in the play and it is recommended for high school students and older.
Performances are Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. Thursday tickets are $18. All other shows are $26, $24 for seniors, and $10 for students. There is also a 5@5 student rush ticket program where full-time students may purchase any unsold tickets at five minutes before curtain for just $5. Tickets may be purchased online at www.artistsensemble.org or call (815) 394-5004.
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