This will be a Quonta Drama Festival production that will compete with other Northern Ontario plays across the province. After the local run, the Sault Theatre Workshop will be presenting “Hilda’s Yard” at the Quonta Festival in Elliot Lake on March 16. If they win, they’ll get to go to Ontario Theatre Festival and compete with all of Ontario.
Sault Theatre Workshop (STW) kicks off their 2018 theatre productions with Hilda’s Yard a nostalgic family comedy written by Norm Foster, one of Canada’s most prolific playwrights.
A heartwarming, nostalgic comedy that lovingly harkens back to a simpler time with touching insight to show the unbreakable ties that bind a family together.
Hilda and hubby Sam, are recent empty-nesters, keen to enjoy life after raising two children. Their hopes are symbolized by a brand-new television set Sam purchases, visions of cozy evenings on the couch dancing in his head, blissfully unaware of the chaos that is about to ensue.
Then their son Gary loses his job, daughter Janey leaves her husband and both adult children boomerang back to their nonplussed parents for an extended and unexpected stay.
As soon as the two siblings are together or interacting with their parents, they quickly fall into old ways of communicating – pouting, whining, and foot stomping that ends up being very funny. Things really stir up when Gary’s bookie, Beverly and his star-crossed lover, Bobbi show up. With a name like Fluck there’s potential for things going askew and of course, they do, as the play explores family dynamics with love and laughter.
STW is thrilled to have this comedy for their first 2018 play.
Hilda’s Yard will be directed by returning director George Houston.
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