Screwball Comedy at Theatre Orangeville
WEDNESDAY APRIL 4, 2018 – 8 pm
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The goal of Screwball Comedy, a new play written by Canada’s most popular playwright, Norm Foster, is both to satirize and pay homage to the type of film comedy of the title that flourished from the 1930s to the mid ‘40s, e.g. His Girl Friday (1940). These comedies also often depicted social classes in conflict.
The year is 1938 and aspiring reporter Mary Hayes, is struggling to break into the male- dominated world of journalism. Jeff Kincaid may be the hottest reporter in the city, but his job is on the line and Mary could well be the one to replace him – a competition is set up between the seasoned reporter and Mary to cover a society wedding. Reminiscent of the zany, cinematic screwball comedies of Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert or Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant, this delightful play crackles with wit and humour.
Join members of the Caledon Hills Bruce Trail Club and their guests for the Dress Rehearsal of this play. Tickets are limited so we highly recommend that you book your tickets soon, certainly no later than March 4, 2018.
Tickets: $35. Contact Theatre Orangeville at 1 800 424 1295 or 519 942 3423 to book. Please identify yourself as part of the group from the Caledon Hills Bruce Trail Club.
All funds raised support the Bruce Trail Conservancy’s mission of securing the trail within a conservation corridor along the Niagara Escarpment. (Sorry, charitable donation income tax receipts are not available for this event.)
Theatre Orangeville, located at 87 Broadway in Orangeville, is fully accessible and also has a hearing assistance program. Free parking is available in the vicinity of the Theatre.
Dinner Option: If you are interested in enjoying dinner together, around 5:30 pm, prior to the play, please contact Dorothy Mazeau: firstname.lastname@example.org.