213 Second St. Cobourg
Melody A. Johnson in Person of Interest
Written and performed by the award winning creator of the Summerworks smash Miss Caledonia!
Celebrated actor/writer/director and comedian Melody A. Johnson returns with her newest solo show Person of Interest. Known for her award winning work in Canadian theatre as well as her unique comic turns at Toronto’s famed Second City, Johnson returns with a stellar new show after extended Canadian and UK runs of her Miss Caledonia, (2013 Dora nomination Best New Play and Outstanding Actress, 2014 Ontario PresentTouring Artist of the Year).
Person of Interest is a one person comedy drama written & performed by Melody with additional dialogue by Eric Woolfe, (The Haunting of Brimstone McCready), and directed by Miss Caledonia director Rick Roberts, (Waiting for Godot, Soulpepper Theatre, This Life CBC).
Typecast as a “housebound loser”, Person of Interestis the mostly true story of an actor driven to the brink by neighbours from Hell. Audiences who have enjoyed catching the wave of stand alone storytelling (NPR’s The Moth, CBC’s Vinyl Cafe), will crave the yarn spinning, dark tale that is Person of Interest. Told simply and skillfully, this comic journey of a good neighbour gone bad will strike a chord with anyone who has ever lived, loved, and battled with the people next door.
What the critics are saying…
”Melody A. Johnson proves once again, she is the kook supreme of the Canadian stage…I truly would pay money to see Johnson read the phone book…”
-Richard Ouzonian, The Toronto Star
“Endearingly Puck-like, full of energy, mischief and irreverence for the mundane, but genuinely wanting to get along, she weaves this sometimes shocking tale of neighbourhood warfare with candour and an edgy sense of fun. “
Cathy McKim, Life with more Cowbell
“The performance is seamless. Johnson powers through with not an ounce of apprehension. It’s very cool to watch.”
“…a fun, quirky and clever night of theatre…”
– Jennifer Enchin, Mooney on Theatre
Melody’s contributions to the Canadian theatre include her Dora winning performance in the titular role in Little Mercy’s First Murder, and nominations for her work include Trout Stanley, 7 Stories, It’s All True, in addition to numerous Canadian Comedy Award nominations for An Awkward Evening with Martin & Johnson, and as actor, writer and director with the Toronto Second City.
$25 (general seating).
For tickets, please contact the Firehall Theatre office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-372-0577.