#FringeDuJour: Fish Tank

Breakthrough or break-up? Sometimes, it’s not that simple.

Fish Tank
Fish Tank

Tell us about Fish Tank.

In Fish Tank, Emma and Tim’s marriage is in crisis and their therapist has some odd advice: hold a funeral for your broken fish tank. What begins as a light-hearted and seemingly trivial exercise spirals into tension and conflict as Emma and Tim are finally forced to reckon with their painful past.

Describe your show in three words.

Funny. Fractious. Unflinching.

Why should someone come to see your show?

Fish Tank is an honest, messy exploration of how grief and miscommunication can affect our closest relationships. The show asks more questions than it answers, and that’s definitely intentional. We want to make a meaningful, thought-provoking connection with our audience, and stimulate open conversations about a difficult, often taboo topic.

If your show was a superhero which superhero would it be, and why?

Michael Keaton’s Batman. Kind of dark and moody, but also sometimes you’ll cringe and laugh.

If you could see only one show at the Halifax Fringe Festival this year, besides your own, what show would that be?

Lords of Fogtown should be great if you’re in need of a pick-me-up after our show. Fun fact, Hello City member Colin McGuire played Tim in an earlier version of Fish Tank back in 2016.

The Details

Fish Tank
Neptune Windsor Studio, 1589 Argyle St, Halifax
Tickets: Ticket Halifax
Website: Fish Tank Play
Instagram: @fishtankplay

About #FringeDuJour

#FringeDuJour is a peek at some of the shows coming to this year’s Halifax Fringe Festival. We’ve asked Fringe artists to answer a few questions to entice you to see what they have to offer and to help cross-pollinate the Fringe.

For Even More Information

The 2019 Halifax Fringe Festival runs August 29 – September 8 at various venues around Halifax. Visit halifaxfringe.ca for tickets and information.