Written by Norm Foster
Early on in the play, the main character does mend a fence, but it is a story of mending relationships.
Three characters come and go from this realistic set – the inside of the home of the father. A train station platform is off to the side, ony visited just near the beginning and the end of the play.
Drew is the 29 year old son who returns home, a bit broken, to visit with his father that he left 16 years earlier
Harry, is the 60 year old father, a bit bruised by the hard times of living in Saskatchewan.
Gin, a extroverted, talkative widow, next door, is Harry’s girlfriend.
Why Drew returned home is gradually revealed. You need to pay attention to the flashbacks.
The play is billed as a comedy. There are many very well delivered one liners but you may not find the story funny. It was a story of how different people deal differently with bad times. It ends with some things resolved and a hopeful future for the lives of all the characters.
On opening night it received a well deserved standing ovation.
The play runs until April 13th.
Ticket information on their website www.thecurtainclub.org
Photos credit - Rhonda Star