Halfway There by Norm Foster
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There’s no such thing as a secret in Stewiacke. Not when the gossips meet for coffee every day at the local diner. Vi, Rita, Mary Ellen, and Janine are all as close as can be, and they know everybody’s business. But when Sean, a heartbroken doctor, moves in to take a temporary job at the clinic, he tips the Maritime town that’s famous for being halfway between the North Pole and the equator off its axis.
While Sean decides to pursue Janine, it only brings her closer together with her friends, who each have their own messy love lives. Vi just turned down her boyfriend’s proposal, Mary Ellen is tired of doing everything for her husband and sons, Rita just wants to find a date, and Janine already lives with a man she loves a “little bit. ” Can everyone find what they’re looking for in Stewiacke? And what happens when someone finds out a secret that managed to be kept hidden?
This feel-good comedy from the most-produced playwright in Canada will envelop you in a familiar warm hug that shares the relief of finding your people.
Cast size: 5 actors
Male roles: 1
Female roles: 4
Run time: 120 minutes
“[Norm Foster is] an extraordinary observer on the way that people communicate with each other. He is a master at writing about human relationships. ”
- Sam Tweedle, kawarthaNOW
“Loaded with his typically witty dialogue. ”
- Joe Belanger, The London Free Press