Finding Fish

by Carlyle Brown
Directed by Noel Raymond

October 9 through October 29, 2016

  • Sets by Dean Holzman
  • Lighting by Mike Wangen
  • Sound and video by C. Andrew Mayer
  • Costumes by Clare Brach
  • Props by Kellie Larson

The world premiere of Carlyle Brown’s Finding Fish launches Illusion Theater's 2016-2017 season. A co-production between Illusion and Carlyle Brown & Company, this cautionary tale about the sustainability wars between fishermen and scientists is told through the lens of one family's struggles as they search for fish on the coast of Maine.

Part myth, part science fiction, Finding Fish takes place in a future when food is scarce and the oceans have been nearly depleted of fish. But one fisherman on the Maine Coast keeps bringing in the catch. Could his luck have anything to do with his strange new wife?  "The Committee” has sent the fisherman’s brother to reel him in – and his secrets.

I loved Finding Fish. It really made me think about what’s going on with the environment.
— Christine, Minneapolis
I highly recommend this play. It’s very important to our society and our planet.
— Jorge, St. Paul