Item #3: Wading for Godot

Today’s item has the possibility of making a big splash…so, let’s hop on in because, believe you me, the water’s fine –

thrifTheatre item: Yellow plastic fishing waders

  • Inspired the play “Hook, Line, and Sinker,” written by Melanie Ewbank
  • Directed by Jon Meyer, with Sal Castricone, Kimberly Dana, Matt Osvog, and David Perez

It isn’t all that often that you find waders at a thrift shop…it isn’t all that often that you find waders in any store, so when we spotted these babies, we had to have them. When we handed them off to Melanie Ewbank, we knew that if anyone could make theatre magic with them, she could. I mean, she just recently nabbed the Knoxville Writer’s Guild Award for Best One-Act Play/Script, so…yeah, she’s a big deal. However, before you think we’re just fishing for compliments, let’s talk about her thrifTheatre play.

In “Hook, Line, and Sinker,” George (Sal Castricone) is engaged in a battle with the orderlies (Matt Osvog and David Perez) at his adult care facility over…what else, the “contraband” waders he managed to sneak in to “go fishing.” However, George’s physician Dr. Marshall (Kimberly Dana) has a unique solution to the unique problem. With a heartfelt twist, “Hook, Line, and Sinker” charmed us – and we’re sure you’ll be…well, hooked!

So, spare the rod and spoil someone with tickets to thrifTheatre to see this wonderful play, amidst nine other amazing shows! If you decide to take the bait, you can get tickets here at Brown Paper Tickets, in person at the CCJ Thrift Shop on Goodwin, or at the door at First Congregational Church on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday before performances! Be sure to check out the The@trics Facebook for discount ticket codes to save!

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