In a diner in a small Nova Scotia town (the claim to fame of which is its location exactly halfway between the Equator and the North Pole), old pals Vi, Rita and Mary Ellen meet in the afternoons to share the day’s gossip with their friend Janine. Into this well-established mix enters Sean, a handsome doctor from Toronto, just arrived in town as a locum. Things are about to start changing.
Like all Norm Foster plays, relationships are at the core of Halfway There: the friendship shared by the four women and now the budding relationship between Janine and Sean.
As one reviewer described it, Halfway There is “just a lovely play, old-fashioned and truthful, warm and wise, funny and touching, and never in a contrived or tiresome lesson-teaching way”. And the emphasis really should be on funny.
Directed by Kerry Woodrow, the play features Donna Deacon, Miranda Holmes, Christine McKim, Scott Rivers and Helen Shilladay.
Gabriola Players is delighted to be performing once again at the newly refurbished Gabriola Theatre Centre, established by Antony Holland. Those of us who knew Antony know that, in addition to being an excellent actor, director and teacher, he was the best audience member any actor could want – always in the front row and, with comedies, always roaring the loudest with laughter. Antony would have loved Halfway There – one of the funniest plays you will ever see!
There will be four performances: Thursday to Saturday, November 2 to 5 at 7pm and Sunday, November 5 at 2pm. Tickets are $20 and are available now. Click here or on the link on the right hand side of this page.
Please note that, for the safety of all, audience members will be required to wear masks.