by Norm Foster
Metro Theatre – Vancouver, BC
Cast Size: 6 (3M, 3F)
My first time directing a show written by prolific Canadian playwright Norm Foster. This show is one of my favourites. It has a strong woman leading the cast, and every character brings something to the story of kids moving back home with their parents in 1956. It also has a wonderful ability for anyone who sees it to think it is set in a different town in Canada, based on their own experience.
Set in 1956, it follows the Fluck family through one extraordinary day during which their son loses his job and moves back home, their daughter leaves her husband and moves back home and Sam Fluck, thinking that he and his wife Hilda are empty nesters now and can start to live their OWN lives, buys their first television set. It is a poignant and funny look at how family dynamics don’t really change much over the years.
Scripts: Playwrights Guild of Canada