A moment with Anthony DiFranco of GONE FISHING
Why did you choose PortFringe this year?
I love visiting Portland every summer.
How was your show born?
It came out of a real incident almost too preposterous to be believed.
What about the world *right now* makes it feel important to be putting this show out into the world?
Young people have to adjust to a world far less romantic and less story-centered than the one I was young in. I and they need to be encouraged to humor each other and enjoy whatever portion of our sensibilities overlap.
How would you describe your show?
It’s not a bad thing to have the literary “greats” roll over in their graves once in a while — it helps the grass to grow.
If any famous person could see your show, who would you pick?
Charles Dickens would get a chuckle out of it.
The Yuhas dancers, Juicy Bits, and SpinS. I like visually dynamic shows, and of course, wit.
Write a haiku about your show!
Frogs sit by the pond,
as the angler snores away
and Ophelia sinks.
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