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Review Foster Festival - Lunenburg by Norm Foster

Review Foster Festival - Lunenburg by Norm Foster

Posted Aug 16th, 2017

Lunenburg keeps up the high artistic standards of design, acting and direction that have characterized all the plays so far at the Foster Festival. Foster has created three complex roles and they have each been ideally cast.  Peter Krantz and Catherine McGregor, both longtime veterans of the Shaw Festival, are not appearing at that Festival this year.  Instead, they are making their Foster Festival debuts as Charlie and Iris. 

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Review Foster Festival - Old Love by Norm Foster

Review Foster Festival - Old Love by Norm Foster

Posted Jul 17th, 2017

In Old Love Foster has created a play with wonderfully juicy roles for two actors. Real-life couple Booth Savage and Janet-Laine Green give wonderful performances.

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Review Foster Festival - Screwball Comedy by Norm Foster

Review Foster Festival - Screwball Comedy by Norm Foster

Posted Jun 26th, 2017

The Norm Foster Theatre Festival, the only theatre festival in the world devoted to a Canadian playwright, has opened its second season with the world premiere of Foster’s Screwball Comedy. Screwball Comedy may be atypical of Norm Foster’s usual style but it provides a fantastic showcase for four talented actors and provides one of the best translations of screwball movies to the stage.

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Review Foster Festival - Halfway There by Norm Foster

Review Foster Festival - Halfway There by Norm Foster

Posted Aug 15th, 2016

The last play of the the first season of the Norm Foster Theatre Festival is the playwright’s own Halfway There. The Foster Festival is the first-ever theatre festival devoted to the work not only of a Canadian playwright, but of a living Canadian playwright.

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Review Foster Festival - Here On The Flight Path by Norm Foster

Review Foster Festival - Here On The Flight Path by Norm Foster

Posted Jul 17th, 2016

The new Norm Foster Festival, the first festival ever to showcase a Canadian playwright’s work, continues from strength to strength. For the second of its three shows, the Festival has chosen one of Foster’s most popular plays of plays of the 1990s – Here on the Flight Path from 1997. It’s a strong production in acting, design and direction, sure to please Foster’s legions of fans and to make converts of newcomers.

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Review Foster Festival - On A First Name Basis by Norm Foster

Review Foster Festival - On A First Name Basis by Norm Foster

Posted Jun 26th, 2016

An event of major importance in Canadian theatre history is happening this year in St. Catharines, Ontario.  There the first theatre festival ever dedicated to a Canadian playwright has started – a playwright who is not only Canadian but still living and writing. The first of the three plays at the Foster Festival is On a First Name Basis from 2013, starring Foster himself. Foster is often called the Canadian Neil Simon because he has written so many popular comedies.  Yet, First Name shows the

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