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Something in the Water

Scantily Glad Theatre

Created & Performed by S.E. Grummett
Stage Managed by Sam Kruger
With collaborations by Mind of a Snail Puppet Co., Deanna Fleysher, Holly Brinkman, Kenn McLeod, Charlie Peters & Alyssa Billingsley

Treaty 6 Territory / Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

60 minutes | Mature

This production will be presented virtually.


“Enter into a wacky world of sea monsters in high heels and angry mobs with tiny pitchforks.” -InDaily

When Grumms transforms into a squid monster (think Creature from the Black Lagoon meets The Muppets ), they must hide their secret identity and disguise as a “normal human woman”. Cartoonish chaos ensues, and only through being themselves can they become the hero they’ve always wanted to be.

Inspired by performer/creator S.E. Grummett’s experience coming out as transgender, Something in the Water is a celebration of the “not normal”.

Audiences will be spellbound by; stunning video projections, slapstick and satire; all are stirred up together with Grummett’s glowing and playful performance. With the perfect balance of absurdist physical comedy and vulnerable self-exploration, the show weaves a touching story of acceptance that anyone can relate to.

Content Notes:

Please be advised that this show includes projections, flashing lights (a low red light on a slow strobe setting), abrupt noises including TV static, electric guitars and music, nudity (the performer is fully naked for parts of the show), There is also discussion of sexuality with cartoonish references to masturbation, orgasms and toys having sex, mental health, discussions of sexuality and gender roles/stereotypes and mention of the threat of violence toward women. You are invited to participate in yelling, booing and chanting during the performance with the performer at times during the show. 


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“***** I can’t recommend this play enough.” -The Star Phoenix

“Inventive, unpredictable & seriously wacky” -The Advertiser

“Frantic, frivolous & weirdly charming, Something in the Water tugs on the heart-strings and tickles the funny bones.” -InDaily

Something in the Water
WINNER – Best Theatre – Adelaide Fringe 2021.
OFFICIALLY SELECTED – Spotlight Canada 2021
High Commission of Canada
SOLD OUT SEASON – Adelaide Fringe 2021

Pack Animals
OFFICIALLY SELECTED – Critic’s Pick – Saskatoon Fringe 2018
WINNER – Best of Fest – Saskatoon Fringe 2018
WINNER – Best Duo – Edmonton Fringe 2019


S.E. Grummett (they/them) – Performer/Creator
Grumms is a transgender theatre artist from Treaty 6 Territory/Saskatoon. After graduating from acting school and becoming increasingly frustrated with the lack of opportunities for queer and trans folks, Grumms began Scantily Glad Theatre, an 2SLGBTQIA+ theatre company that creates original queer comedy. They have created and toured 8 original shows to festivals and stages around the world including “Pack Animals”, “SCUM: a manifesto”, and “Creepy Boys”. They also work as a projection designer and puppeteer.

Sam Kruger (he/him) – Stage Manager
Sam Kruger (he/him) is a performer and theatre maker originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota. His solo shows “Fool Muun Komming!” and “Bat Brains or (let’s explore mental illness with vampires)” have toured throughout North America winning various awards (Pick of the Fringe – Edmonton Fringe, Just For Laughs: Best Comedy Award – Montreal Fringe, among others) and widespread critical acclaim. He holds a BA from the University of Minnesota and is a graduate of the École Philippe Gaulier in Étampes, France. Sam is the other half of the comedy duo, the “Creepy Boys”.