Past Seasons

With four sparkling seasons under our belt, The Foster Festival has succeeded in producing a fully professional and highly acclaimed summer theatre festival in the heart of Niagara!


The Writer, 2019 Summer Season, Foster Festival

The Writer
by Norm Foster

Full of compassion and Foster's trademark Humour with Heart, The Writer explores the parent child connection with touching clarity as the paternal care-giver becomes the cared for. World Premiere!

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Hilda's Yard, 2019 Summer Season, Foster Festival

Hilda's Yard 
by Norm Foster

Set in 1956, this delightful comedy sparkles with unexpected twists and turns. Hilda’s Yard reunites Norm Foster & Artistic Director Patricia Vanstone as Sam & Hilda Fluck. Holy toot! You’re going to love it!

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Beside Myself, 2019 Summer Season, Foster Festival

Beside Myself
Book & Lyrics by Norm Foster
Music & Lyrics by Steve Thomas

Reuniting Norm Foster and composer Steve Thomas - co-creators of audience favourites Jasper Station, Race Day and Sitting Pretty, Beside Myself is a sweet musical examination of love lost and found.

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On A First Name Basis, Past Seasons, Foster Festival

On a First Name Basis
by Norm Foster

This delightful play tells the story of a very successful, but cantankerous, novelist who suddenly discovers that he knows nothing about his maid of 28 years.

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Here on the Flight Path, Norm Foster Comedy Festival

Here On The Flight Path
by Norm Foster

Sex, love, life and loss are all discussed with big laughs and a few tears in what many describe as Norm Foster’s funniest play ever.

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Halfway There, Norm Foster Comedy Festival

Halfway There
by Norm Foster

Sugar and spice and everything nice…with a dash of Maritime salt! Halfway There is a feel good theatrical experience that will keep you smiling.

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Screwball Comedy, Past Seasons, Norm Foster Festival

Screwball Comedy
by Norm Foster

Full of snappy period dialogue reminiscent of the best cinematic screwball comedies, this world premiere sparkles with humour.

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Old Love, Past Seasons, Norm Foster Festival

Old Love
by Norm Foster

Bud’s recently divorced. Molly’s newly-widowed. Norm Foster's Old Love is a story of courtship, rekindled romance and the indomitability of hope.

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Lunenburg, Past Seasons, Norm Foster Festival

Lunenburg
by Norm Foster

A little love and a little mystery. Be prepared to laugh and gasp at all the twists and turns in Norm Foster's newest comedy, Lunenburg.

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Wrong For Each Other by Norm Foster, Foster Festival 2018

Wrong For Each Other
by Norm Foster

Like a fine wine, Wrong For Each Other is Vintage Foster at his absolute best!

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Come Down From Up River by Norm Foster, Foster Festival 2018

Come Down From Up River
by Norm Foster

Come Down From Up River explores family and forgiveness with a healthy dose of laughter sprinkled with tears.

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Renovations For Six by Norm Foster, Foster Festival 2018

Renovations For Six
by Norm Foster

After taking in this comedy by Canada's most popular playwright, you’ll never look at a paint chip again without laughing…or cringing! 

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