Join Huron Country Playhouse for a weekend of laughs with a light-hearted comedy by Canada's preeminent comic playwright. Norm Foster's The Melville Boys plays eight shows a week for two weeks only from tonight, August 1st though August 11th in Grand Bend.
Owen and lee Melville arrive at their uncle's lakeside cabin for a relaxing guys' getaway chock full of fishing, beer, and football. But their plans are thrown for a loop when they meet two attractive sisters who unwittingly change their weekend agenda – and life perspective.
"The Melville Boys is a genuinely compelling comedy about the ups and downs of sibling relationships," says Artistic Director Alex Mustakas. "It poignantly sheds light on the resilience of the human spirit and keeps us laughing all the way along."
The Melville Boys was originally produced at Theatre New Brunswick in 1984 and was Norm Foster's second published play. The Melville Boys would go on to be produced across Canada and in the United States, including a well-received run off-Broadway in New York. It would become Foster's signature play, and the one which would bring his name to the forefront of Canadian theatre. Since then, Norm Foster has produced nearly forty plays including The Affections of May, the most produced play in Canada.
The Melville Boys played a much-acclaimed run last season at the King's Wharf Theatre in Penetanguishene, and four outstanding Canadian actors have again been assembled for this heart-rending production – Richard Quesnel as quiet and pensive lee Melville, Brad Austin as his irrepressibly outgoing younger brother Owen, Anita La Selva as mature and reliable Mary andShauna Black as Mary's flirtatious younger sister Loretta.
Chris McHarge is the director for this charismatic production. A well-known figure in Canadian theatre, McHarge has directed over 60 productions including the world premiere of Norm Foster's musical Sitting Pretty.
In addition to McHarge, the creative team includes Set Designer Stephen Degenstein, Lighting Designer Steve Lucas and Costume Designer Jessica Bray.
A tenderly funny and unsentimental look at four lives in transition, The Melville Boyscaptures the essence of the human experience with a winning combination of vim and vigour.
The Melville Boys plays eight shows a week from tonight, August 1st through August 11th.Tickets are available by calling the Box Office at (519) 238-6000 or toll free at 1-855-372-9866. To find out more about the 2012 Season at Huron Country Playhouse, or to order tickets online, please visit www.huroncountryplayhouse.com.