NOTE: PortFringe will be profiling PF14 Artists and their shows on this blog in the weeks leading up to the festival (June 24-29, 2014). The next snapshot is of Age of Enlightenment, started by actor/writer/director, James Noel Hoban. The company debuted at PortFringe 2013 with the successful “Master of Himself.”

Artist: Age of Enlightenment
Show: Captive Audience
Description: A distraught actress turns the tables on a house thief and auditions for him…again…and again. A comedy with a healthy dose of Hamlet and mild bondage. Age of Enlightenment is a silly little company that likes to do silly little things for PortFringe.

Tell us something we don’t know about you/your company, and your PortFringe show.

I chose Age of Enlightenment as a company name for my Fringe projects because my first piece for Fringe was a period piece; a comedy set in the 1700’s about masturbation as a means to scientific progress. I think the lofty should never be too far removed from the absurd.

What are you most looking forward to about PortFringe 2014?

I hope to be surprised. I want to see new collaborations, new assemblages of talent. Theatre can be very clique-y; the same people working with the same people over and over again. PortFringe is a great opportunity to shake things up for the better, a chance to be artistically, socially and personally brave.

Lobster, or Steak? Discuss.

Lobster, of course. You can get a steak anywhere, but lobster, like PortFringe, is local. Both lobster and PortFringe taste great with lots of butter.

SEE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT’S “CAPTIVE AUDIENCE” AT PORTFRINGE 2014!

Saturday, June 28 at 1:00pm – Geno’s Rock Club (21+)
!! ONE SHOW ONLY !!

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