Men With Brooms

SHORT SYNOPSIS 

On the surface, there’s not all that much to say about Long Bay. It’s rural small town much like any one of a thousand other small towns that dot the country – the corner doughnut shop, the struggling economy, the small manufacturers, the crazy characters… and the local five-sheet curling club with carpet from the forties and greasy fish and chips. But you can’t judge a book by its cover, and you can’t judge Long Bay by its surface. Men With Brooms picks up the ongoing story of Long Bay through the adventures and misadventures of four careworn young men brought together by a love of “shuffleboard-on-ice.” And while not great curlers, they’re frequent curlers – and what they lack in skill they certainly make up for in enthusiasm.

LONG SYNOPSIS                          

On the surface, there’s not all that much to say about Long Bay. It’s small town, much like any one of a thousand other small towns that dot the country – the corner doughnut shop, the struggling economy, the small manufacturers, the crazy characters … and the local five-sheet curling club with carpet from the forties and greasy fish & chips.

But you can’t judge a book by its cover, and you can’t judge Long Bay by its surface. Men With Brooms picks up the ongoing story of Long Bay through the adventures and misadventures of four careworn young men brought together by a love of “shuffleboard-on-ice.” And while not great curlers, they’re frequent curlers – and what they lack in skill they make up for in enthusiasm.

Gary is the charismatic yet hapless team skip. Matt is the dim-witted best friend. Pramesh is the eccentric novice curler and doughnut shop entrepreneur. And curling club manager BILL is a would-be alpha male who more often ends up looking needy. These four confront challenges both on and off the ice, and struggle in their own way for their own small victories.

Every once in a while these guys actually catch a break – in spite of Tannis, the curling club’s fun-loving bartender who carries out a daily campaign to undermine her boss Bill; Rani, Pramesh’s well-meaning yet anal-retentive wife who struggles to keep her world (and her husband) in check; and Gary’s co-worker APRIL, who’s new to town and doesn’t know quite what to make of it. Even town hero Chris Cutter checks in on our boys from time to time, always ready to comment on how the trivial stuff of small-town life is actually a grand canvas of universal human experience.