No WIFI, no plumbing – no problem!
Or is there?
Marty is an architect anxious to learn more about self-sufficient houses so she can write a magazine article about living “off the grid”. Her husband Leonard is a loans officer who has reluctantly agreed to spend a week without his creature comforts while Marty writes her article and they celebrate their sixth wedding anniversary. While Leonard adjusts to life without TV, the internet, or a flush toilet, Marty gets some guidance from Lowell, their reclusive next-door neighbour, who has been living out in the middle of nowhere for two years. But Leonard is wary of this unusual recluse. It seems like Lowell might be hiding something… but he’s not the only one keeping secrets!
The Wellington Advertiser called the world premiere of Off The Grid a “compelling and heartfelt tale” and “laugh-out-loud funny”. This is the first Maritime production for playwright John Spurway, a native of Fredericton, New Brunswick.
Playwright John Spurway is a resident of Fredericton, New Brunswick. His plays, mostly comedies, involve ordinary people who find themselves in not-so-ordinary situations. His first professional production, Between Friends, was staged in Port Dover, Ontario in 2008. His other full length plays include The Numbers Game, Jessie’s Landing and Grounded. John is thrilled that Victoria Playhouse is producing the Atlantic Canadian premiere of Off the Grid. This is also his first production in Atlantic Canada.