Stop Start (USA)

Saturday, 14 February 2015 to Saturday, 7 March 2015

“A truly brilliant play. . . by turns hilarious, terrifying and thought-provoking.  Jaw-droppingly good.” – The Winnipeg Sun

Stop Start is a play-for-one-person that begins in an embalming room.  As his body fluids are drained away, a man experiences memories, dreams, and hallucinations that challenge his perception of his own history.  This innovative play moves easily from the dramatic to the absurd, from the poignant to the perverse.  A cartoon polar bear sells energy drinks; a man quietly watches over his nephew who is in a coma; a chocolate homunculus invites us all into an Aztec myth. 

"Fluidly transitioning from one character to another, Dawson Nichols demonstrates again his total mastery of the one-man show.”  (Sunday Mail, Australia)  


  • Feb 14 @ 9pm (Mainstage)
  • Feb 15 @ 7pm (Mainstage)
  • Feb 16, 18, 20 @ 7.30pm (Mainstage)
  • Feb 17, 19, 21 @ 9pm (Studio)
  • Mar 2, 4, 6, @ 9pm (Mainstage)
"Nichols again shows us how truly good, Fringe theatre can be" 5 STARS
Miriam Keene - Krystoff
Stop Start is totally engaging and Dawson Nichols skill is such that you are involved from the opening second to the final image."
Greg Elliot - Indaily
"It’s quite something to watch him perform virtually flawlessly for more than an hour. The material is funny, odd, and very entertaining and Nichols is once again excellent." 4 1/2 STARS
Cameron England - The Advertiser


Adults $20; Concession $18; Children (12-16years) $18
75 mins

Written and performed by Dawson Nichols

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