2019 Summer Season

We are thrilled to back for our fourth summer season here in the heart of Niagara!

The Writer, 2019 Summer Season, Foster Festival

The Writer
by Norm Foster

JUNE 19 - JULY 5, 2019

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

JULY 10 - JULY 26, 2019

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

July 31 - August 17, 2019

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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  • At the end of our 2018 season, we were overjoyed with the enthusiasm our audiences displayed. We truly feel that we are firmly embedded in the cultural life of St. Catharines. People can’t wait for what 2019 will bring.
    - Patricia Vanstone

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