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GONE FISHING – PF-18 Interview

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.

Have you checked out the other shows happening during PortFringe? Pick one you are excited to see or learn more about and tell us why!
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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