Prosper is a fisherman trying to get by in the face of everyday problems: there’s the spectre of the baby his wife desires, the ghost of his dead mistress, his wife’s secret admirer, and the overwhelming lure of the village bar. When a slippery eel salesman arrives in town peddling progress to the rural community, Prosper’s list of problems only increases. Faced with an invasive new species in his lake, his fortunes decline along with the fish population, and Prosper gets a lesson in gift horses and generosity.
A Man A Fish is a part of the 54ology, inspired by events in Burundi.
Donna-Michelle St. Bernard is a prolific wordslinger, working for change through the arts as a playwright, director, and performer. Some notable works for the stage include Cake, Gas Girls, and Salome’s Clothes. She has been playwright-in-residence at Obsidian Theatre, lead vocalist for Belladonna & the Awakening, and a contributor to Afrotoronto.com. In 2013 Donna-Michelle received a Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award from the Canada Council for the Arts. She lives in Toronto.