“Five Alarm”, a world premiere by Kristen Da Silva, brings to the Port Stanley Theatre stage a chili cook-off in a rural community. As the sauce simmers, bitter rivaly, mystery and zany comedy come to a rolling boil.
Photos by Mark Girdauskas
Towards the end of the first act, it appears that Mr. Fluck may lose his job, and the children are back for more than a brief visit. Hilda glumly notes, “They took a giant pin and pricked our happiness balloon.” It appears that things couldn’t get any worse. But they can and do – rapidly – as Gary’s ‘bookie’ and ‘bimbo’ make their own entrances over the back fence, Bobbi with a good-natured and boisterous greeting to Hilda, “Are you the mom?!”