Screwball Comedy | World Premiere!

Full of snappy period dialogue reminiscent of the best cinematic screwball comedies, this Norm Foster world premiere sparkles with humour and packs a punch.


Screwball Comedy, Current Season, Norm Foster Comedy Theatre

SHOW DATES

June 21 - July 7, 2017

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THEATRE

FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
- Cairns Hall

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Cast

COSETTE DEROME | Bio »
as Mary Hayes

KEVIN HARE | Bio »
as Bosco/Peter/Reginald/Chauncey

DARREN KEAY | Bio »
as Jeff Kincaid

ELIZA-JANE SCOTT | Bio »
as Jonesy/Delores/Gloria


Creative

Patricia Vanstone, Director
Peter Hartwell, Set & Costume Designer
Chris Malkowski, Lighting Designer


Production Team

Carolyn MacKenzie, Stage Manager
Nicole James, Apprentice Stage Manager
Brian Cumberland, Production Manager
Rod Hillier, Senior Craftsperson

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2017 World Premiere by Norm Foster

Set in 1938, the story centres around Mary Hayes, a budding reporter trying to break into the male dominated newspaper world. She barges into the offices of Editor-In-Chief Bosco Godfrey who is reading the riot act to his star reporter Jeff Kincaid. Fed up with Jeff’s indigent ways and lackluster performance, Bosco sets a competition between the seasoned reporter and Mary to cover a society wedding. If Jeff writes up to snuff, he gets to keep his job. If Mary wins, she gets to replace him. Full of snappy period dialogue reminiscent of the best cinematic screwball comedies, this World Premiere sparkles with humour and packs a punch.

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  • Eliza Jane Scott and Kevin Hare do a high divin’ act as they perform 7 wildly different characters between them in Screwball Comedy and when Darren Keay and Cosette Derome go toe-to-toe as Jeff and Mary the sparks fly. This fast-paced hilarious world premiere is Norm Foster like you’ve never seen him!
    - Patricia Vanstone, Artistic Director

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Watch the development of the world premiere of Screwball Comedy by Norm Foster, as we post photos of the creative team at work!


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