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Thursday, May 10, 2012

EVENT: Miner Inconvenience (Fringe 2012)

June 4-24th: Miner Inconvenience at the 2012 Montreal Fringe Festival
Join us as two actors perform on a dark stage, lit only by flashlights.
This June, Fringe audiences can be flies on the wall of a collapsed mine. Miner Inconvenience, a dark comedy about two miners forced to deal with each other after being trapped in a cave-in, will be presented at the 22nd edition of the St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival. The intimate size and renowned heat of the Freestanding Room (4324, St. Laurent boulevard, suite 300) will create the perfect atmosphere to immerse viewers in this claustrophobic tale. The play is written/directed by Jonathan Fournier (The Boy and the Wrapper, Montreal Fringe 2010) and stars Brian Degrace (Foreign Language, Communication Policy) and Santiago Espinosa (Faith, Hope and Charity, local stand-up comedian). It is produced by Uncanny Theatre Company.
Miner Inconvenience is a fictional account, very loosely based on the Chilean mining disaster of 2010. It’s the story of Mario Ticona and Santos Martinez, an experienced mining foreman and a rebellious young worker. A typical day becomes the start of a two month ordeal when a cave-in confines the men to a small part of the mine. Plunged in darkness, they rely on a pair of flashlights to see each other and their surroundings. With nowhere to go, they have nothing but time to reflect on how trapped they are; both in the mine and in their lives. Can they persevere or will they opt to take an easier way out?
Thursday, June 14 -          18:00 (6:00PM)
Friday, June 15 -               18:00 (6:00PM)
Saturday, June 16 -           18:00 (6:00PM)
Sunday, June 17 -              15:00 (3:00PM)
Tuesday, June 19 -            18:00 (6:00PM)
Wednesday, June 20 -       18:00 (6:00PM)
Thursday, June 21 -          18:00 (6:00PM)
Friday, June 22 -               18:00 (6:00PM)
Saturday, June 23 -           18:00 (6:00PM)
Sunday, June 24 -              15:00 (3:00PM)
About Uncanny Theatre Company: Uncanny Theatre Company is a young theatre company created by Jonathan Fournier. Jonathan is a Freestanding Room member and communication studies graduate (Concordia University), who has studied writing and sound design. Jonathan’s mandate (and by extension, the mandate of Uncanny Theatre Company) is to produce work that is fun, witty and original above all else. He is also interested in creating theatre that falls outside of the straight “comedy” or “drama” genre. Miner Inconvenience is Uncanny Theatre Company’s second piece (after The Boy and the Wrapper) to be produced for the Fringe.
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