GWTG to stage Norm Foster Comedy Halfway There
HARRISTON – A feel-good comedy with a familiar small town setting is the Grey Wellington Theatre Guild’s (GWTG) stage offering this spring.
Written by Norm Foster, Canada’s most produced playwright, Halfway There takes audiences out for coffee to the local diner in Stewiacke, Nova Scotia.
There’s no such thing as a secret in Stewiacke, especially when four friends who make it their business to know everybody’s business gather to trade tales over coffee and cake. The ladies each have their own messy love lives, but things get turned upside when a handsome urban doctors takes a temporary post at the local clinic and gets involved with one of the gang.
The show, set to hit the boards early in May, is being co-directed by Caroline Wollis of Mount Forest and Minto resident Patricia von Westerholt, who say audiences will find plenty to laugh about as they connect with the characters.
“It's funny, but it's very real. It's real life … It’s a story of friendship,” said Wollis.
“You can definitely relate to the characters,” added von Westerholt.
The show features a mix of GWTG veterans and newcomers to the local stage. Cast members include: Peggy Raftis of Harriston, Briar Chmatil of Listowel, Chelsey Tam of Durham, Sean Riehl of Mount Forest and Jennifer McDougall of Mount Forest.
Halfway There runs May 6, 7, 13 and 14 at 7:30pm and May 8 and 15 at 2pm at the Harriston Town Hall Theatre, 68 Elora Street S., Harriston.
Tickets are available at Harriston Home Hardware and Walsh’s IDA in Mount Forest. Credit card sales through Eventbrite at greywellingtontheatre.com. Also available at the door or reserve at 519-338-2778 or email@example.com.
Comedy cast - The cast of the Grey Wellington Theatre Guild’s upcoming production of the Norm Foster comedy Halfway There includes, from left: Sean Riehl, Briar Chmatil, Chelsey Tam, Peggy Raftis and Jennifer McDougall.