The One - Melbourne Fringe Festival
The One - Shannon Loughnane & Cathy Hunt
Brunswick Mallet Sports Club
Melbourne Fringe Festival, 16-24 September 2016
Seven audience members are gathered for their ‘uncanny instincts’ by Joe Kovac, Deputy Sheriff of Clear Haven County, Minnesota. Bemused, befuddled but warm as heck, Joe offers them a cup of coffee and a donut before he tells them why they’re here: "Someone’s gone wanderin’, and by the grace o’ Gosh, you might know where they’ve got to."
The scattered evidence is presented, piece by piece, in ways ancient and strange, as Joe and the audience begin to resolve - or complicate - a picture of the missing person. Who were they? Where’d they go? And might someone amongst us have an unexpected connection to the missin’?
Paying homespun homage to Twin Peaks and Fargo, through massage, ASMR, taste, touch and smell; The One ponders the specialness of the individual, their untapped depths and the psychic network that possibly connects us all.
Urinals, bomb shelters and change rooms: Melbourne Fringe's strange locations - article featuring The One, John Bailey, The Age 11 September 2016
A Really Cool Little Adventure - interview by Eleanor Boydell, Buzzcuts, 11 August 2016
Videography and images of The One showing by Luke Fazekas.