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‘Everybody has a story’

Upcoming Fringe North International Theatre Festival includes actor/writer/producer Tim Progosh
20100804-Fringe Festival Tim Progosh photo supplied
The Sault's upcoming third annual Fringe North International Theatre Festival includes actor/writer/producer Tim Progosh. Photo supplied

Sault Ste. Marie’s third annual Fringe North International Theatre Festival returns Aug. 8 to 18.

This year’s Fringe Festival includes an appearance by Tim Progosh, a Toronto-based Canadian actor/writer/producer who appeared in Spotlight, the 2015 Academy Award Best Picture winner.

Progosh will be performing What A Long Strange Trip, his first one-person show after touring as a sketch/improv and stand up performer for more than 30 years.

The show involves a journey that starts with a man’s decision to drive to see his father who is dying in Atlanta. The drive through Tennessee is interrupted by a severe snowstorm that gets him thinking about his life and things people have left unsaid.

The snowstorm puts the character into a situation where everybody has a story and Tim shares his.

“I wanted to share some things I’ve learned, some stories I’ve experienced and find out a little more about the audience, using a few key songs as mutual reference, including Stairway to Heaven, Creep, Simple Man, Fire on the Mountain, Time and others.”

Progosh will share stories about his life, show business and his philosophy on human nature, asking his audience to do the same, “because everybody has a story. Everybody,” a news release states.

A preview night for the festival will take place Thursday Aug. 8 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Queenstown Commons, near Soo Blaster.

This year’s events will take place at Central United Church and the Sault Ste. Marie Museum, with all ticket sale proceeds going to the artists.

For more information about the festival, including where to buy tickets and a festival schedule, visit the Fringe North International Theatre Festival website

Darren Taylor

About the Author: Darren Taylor

Darren Taylor is a news reporter and photographer in Sault Ste Marie. He regularly covers community events, political announcements and numerous board meetings. With a background in broadcast journalism, Darren has worked in the media since 1996.
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