From press release
Burning Bush Productions presents snug harbor, a one-woman show written and performed by Tracey Erin Smith and directed by Anita La Selva, who directed Smith previously in her award-winning shows The Burning Bush and Two in the Bush.
Tracey and her Dad did everything together and couldn’t have been closer. They camped together, partied together, volunteered together – and ate chocolate pudding. Then one day he performed the ultimate unspeakable “magic trick” and disappeared. Forever.
One of The Fringe’s site-specific shows, snug harbor takes place at The Centre, a building used for psychotherapy and the training of psychotherapists. The show is presented as if the audience are members of a “Survivors of Suicide Support Group” and in this meeting of the group, we hear Tracey’s story of losing her father and how she re-found hope to carry on.
Recently CBC Radio’s The Current produced a documentary about Smith and the effect of her father’s suicide. snug harbor was also selected to have its world premiere at the Solo Performance Festival in Santa Fe, New Mexico in September of 2011 where it met with peels of laughter, tears and a standing ovation. Audiences raved: “her evocative performance is filled with compassion, irreverence, side-splitting humor and poignant insight. A truly intimate invitation and presentation,” said Michelle Baker Vest; “a stunning show about love, coming to terms with our imperfections and our deep affection for our loved ones. It’s heartbreaking and hilarious. Moving and profound,” offered Jacob Fischer.
Photo credit: Shy Alter