Desert Island Theatre Company will bring the one-person comedy Midnight Baby by Justin Shaw to Kings Playhouse in Georgetown on June 4.
Midnight Baby tells the story of a man obsessed with planning and how this obsession has impacted his relationships. He shares stories of his experiences floundering as a sentimental junior high dweeb, as an awkward adolescent incapable of deviating from routine, and as an adult faced with a poor self-image and the dietary habits of a raccoon.
Exploring anxiety, shame and embarrassment, Midnight Baby strives to answer the question: How can you be enough for another person?
The new comedy is written and performed by Island storyteller, actor and comedian Justin Shaw (Popalopalots, Culture Shock and Salt-Water Moon).
Shaw’s debut solo show The Wrestling Play earned the Patron’s Pick distinction at the 2017 Island Fringe Festival and was later presented at Edmonton’s Nextfest Arts & Culture Festival. Shaw has performed stand up comedy across Canada and opened for Scott Faulconbridge, Elvira Kurt, and the late Mike MacDonald. He is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada and loves making people laugh.
Midnight Baby is directed by Desert Island Theatre Company’s Artistic Director, Benton Hartley.