The Story of a Sinking Man

The Story of a Sinking Man (listen on Bandcamp!)

by Morris Panych

Produced by Kick At The Dark Theatre Co-operative (

Featuring Andrew Chandler

Directed, Recorded and Edited by Dorian Lang

Original stage management by Olivia Rankin

Image design by Colleen MacIsaac

PWYC (suggested $10).  

Nash’s life hasn’t amounted to much. Or so he discovers, when he suddenly finds himself slowly sinking to death in a mud puddle. Unable to escape, he calmly, deliberately – with very little desperation at all, mind you! – attempts to keep his spirits up, until such time as someone comes along to rescue him. Surely it won’t be long now… right? Hilarious and touching, with a script by one of Canada’s greatest playwrights, this one-man show will make you laugh, make you think, and, above all, make you watch where you step. 

Originally a hit at the 2015 Atlantic Fringe Festival, The Story of a Sinking Man was awarded a “Best Performer” Fringe Festival award, and the 2016 Merritt Award for Outstanding Production by a New or Emerging Company.  

This newly recorded version of the script is preceded by a short interview with the original team, discussing the various incarnations of the show, and the adventures they had along the way.  

The show itself runs approximately 70 mins.

Thanks to Morris Panych, Richard Hadley at ACTRA Maritimes, Diana Chandler, Jenny Trites and Matt Downey, and Colleen MacIsaac. 

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