Fish House Opera
"A daily theater unfolds in small community fish houses, scenes of humor, advice, teasing, disappointments, obligations, expectations, and familiarity. The players are fishermen, dealers, neighbors, and kin, but roles blur and relationships intertwine in a small town. The wooden floors, one moment slick with scales and slime and the next hosed down clean, form the stage. Fish boxes stacked neatly, "poly-dac" rope snaking across the floor, and work gloves dropped here and there serve as props. The gurgle of diesel engines mixed with static from VHF radios plays a background symphony to the subtle dramas that unfold."
Fish House Opera by Susan West and Barbara Garrity-Blake