#FringeDuJour: mercury

A tiny exploration of loneliness


Tell us about mercury.

Mercury Research Station is the smallest and innermost of our research facilities. Located deep in an underground bunker at the top of a remote mountain, this state-of-the-art laboratory is built to house one person and all the equipment they need to communicate, high in the troposphere. A new short play by Colleen MacIsaac, mercury is a tiny exploration of loneliness.

Describe your show in three words.

Curious. Melancholy. Small.

Why should someone come to see your show?

If you’ve ever been lonely, had trouble communicating, imagined what the apocalypse might be like, eaten canned chickpeas, did what you had to to survive, or had difficulty keeping houseplants alive, you will likely relate to this show. Plus, it’s not even 20 minutes long, so it’s not much of your time to ask.

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

Rogue from X-Men because it wants more connection.

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

I’m looking forward to checking out Tourist.

The Details

Neptune Imperial Studio, 1589 Argyle St, Halifax
Tickets: Ticket Halifax
Twitter: @littlefoible
Instagram: @littlefoible

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.