CONTRIBUTION · 28th October 2012
Terrace Little Theatre
“When the house lights come up, the actors take the stage for their final bows, and you are on your feet applauding until your hands hurt while tears run down your cheeks and your belly aches from all the laughing, you know you've seen a good play.
“Mending Fences portrays human drama that is relevant to anyone who has ever been a parent, a son or a daughter, which includes us all. It tells a story that spans two generations but takes place over a few days. It is a powerful play that uses hockey as the symbol of a power-play between father and son. Foster's magic is in his ability to weave pathos with humour without ever confusing the audience about whether it's time to laugh or cry. An excellent script supported by superb acting makes this a powerful play and a must-see for everyone who appreciates the magic of live theatre.” - Dalhousie Peer
"The sort of comedy that steals your heart. You'll love it." - Hamilton Spectator
"A refined piece of theatre that tugs at heartstrings while tickling funny-bones." - The View Magazine
"Foster's signature snappy dialogue and one-liners are highlighted by deeper moments of heart-wrenching drama." - Sarnia Observer
These are some of the reviews of Norm Foster’s brilliant comedy, “Mending Fences”, due to open at the McColl Playhouse November 9th. Terrace Little Theatre director Chris Stone has cast his play with three compelling actors who play multiple roles. Phil Bialobzyski, Jonathan Stone and Heather Zanardo bring to life a son and father and the significant women in their lives.
The story is simple yet easily complicated: an adult son (Drew) returns to the home in Saskatchewan that he never liked, to a father (Harry) he never knew and has had no contact with for the past 13 years. The father has stubbornly persisted in living in his prairie home after his wife and son left and now he does not know how to react to the son he does not know while at the same time trying to maintain a very easy going relationship with a widow neighbour who is a source of strength and sensibility for both father and son.
If you are interested in working on the production, please contact Chris Stone at 250.635.3334. A lighting operator and back stage crew person (ASM) are needed.
This is the first of three plays for Terrace Little Theatre's 2012-2013 season and gives TLT a chance to show off some of the renovations to their playhouse. This must-see runs November 9, 10, 16, 17 and 22, 23 and 24th. Curtain is at 8.00 pm with no late seating. Tickets are $15 and are on sale at Uniglobe Courtesy Travel.