Wild Bill, a youtube star pet goldfish.
Ted, his fame-drunk owner-producer and puppeteer.
An army of internet commenters: fawning, trolling, giggling, threatening.
Then, an unexpected threat to Bill’s life.
A new comedy by a graduate of École Philippe Gaulier, and a live goldfish.
When the livefeed show of Ted, an earnest, simple-living fish fan, goes viral, he must grapple with the cast of commenters who appear on the show’s livefeed: dozens of enthusiastic schoolchildren, performative activists, porn enthusiasts, fish lovers, and waves of gleefully misogynistic, homophobic trolls.
A florid bouquet of physical comedy, wanky meta-narratives, and Peewee Herman-esque pulpy surrealism, playwright and performer Steve Day premieres this poignant solo show about trying too hard, and the gilded promises of the internet.
Steve Day is an emerging playwright and performer. He has a diplôme from École Philippe Gaulier in France, and co-created Fool Muun Komming! with Sam Kruger, which won Best Solo Performance at London Fringe Festival 2017. He was a visiting artist at the Labrador Creative Arts Festival 2017, and in 2014, wrote and performed in Waiting For Batteries at the Atlantic Fringe (Halifax), to critical acclaim. A Montrealer, he runs the popular weekly community dance project Danser Dans L’Noir, and has worked for many years as an assistant for people with disabilities.
The 2018 St. Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival presents
Slippery People’s “Wild Bill’s Facebook Livefeed Feeding-Time YouTube Yeeeehaw!”
Written and performed by: Steve Day
Directed by: Sam Kruger
Tech wizardry: Christopher Lackey and Max D
Techs/stage managing: Dana Durell and Dae
Venue: Freestanding Room
4324 Saint-Laurent #300 Montreal, H2W 1Z3
June 1st – 17th, 2018
Admission: $10 (General) | $7 (QDF Members, Unemployed)
Ages: 16+ | Language: English | Run time: 60 minutes | No
Tickets and Info: 514 849-FEST