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AREA 33 BY NATALIE MEISNER
FRIDAY, APR 23 AT 7:30PM MDT

Trust, lobsters and the search for signs of intelligent life one summer at the Shag Harbour UFO Museum.

Chloe lost her mother to addiction and has since been raised by her Uncle who, recognizing her talent with numbers and computers, has involved her in increasingly dodgy aspects of his business as a buyer and seller of lobsters. This has made her something of a pariah in the village. It isn’t unusual for her to be “buzzed” by pick-up trucks as she walks along the road. One such day, short on hope for the future and doubtful about the existence of intelligent life on earth, she steps into a local joke: The Shag Harbour UFO* museum. The curator, Evelyn is like no other adult she knows. She does not offer counselling or advice. She is not even particularly pleasant. Perhaps for this reason they become friends. But Evelyn herself has a secret: She is an undercover officer working with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to investigate fraudulent seafood sales.

*The Shag Harbour UFO Incident Society is a real place. It is located in an aging yellow Captain’s house on the lighthouse route of N.S.

Featuring: Helen Belay, Devin MacKinnon & Julie Orton
Director & Dramaturg: Pamela Halstead
Stage Manager: Ruby Dawn Eustaquio
Playwrights Unit Director: Trevor Rueger

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