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Hilda's Yard
By (author): Norm Foster
9781770919662 Paperback, Trade English General Trade DRAMA / Canadian New Brunswick Mar 19, 2019
$15.95 CAD
Active 5 x 8 x 0.34 in 120 pages Duration: 120 minutes FSC certified – mixed sources 0 Playwrights Canada Press

Lemonade is for people who use the front door.

It’s an exciting summer day in 1956 for Hilda and Sam Fluck. Newly on their own since their thirtysomething children Gary and Janey moved out, they are finally ready to relax. Hilda plans to hang her laundry while Sam goes to buy a shiny new television. What could disturb their simple peace?

Turns out doors are merely decoration as Gary and Janey literally fall over the fence into the backyard, looking for help out of sticky situations. Gary has lost his job, is enamoured with his new girlfriend, Bobbi, and running from a bookie named Beverly, while the ever-dependent Janey has unexpectedly left her husband. The family careens into an afternoon of calamity, showing them that ultimately they must celebrate how they can be together rather than apart.

Norm Foster’s heartwarming and relatable family comedy proves that there will always be a significant weight to an empty nest.

Norm Foster has written sixty plays and has been produced all over the world from Newfoundland to Australia. His most popular plays include The Melville Boys, The Ladies Foursome, Hilda’s Yard, and On A First Name Basis. He has been given the Los Angeles Drama-Logue Award for The Melville Boys, and The Motor Trade won the best new play award at the Hollywood NAACP Awards in 2012. He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2017.

"Norm Foster has a gift for comedy but in his work Hilda's Yard the Canadian playwright also delves into the complexity of relationships—particularly within families. It's comedy with a message." —Valerie Hill, Waterloo Region Record

"Hilda's Yard hits home with laughter, insight and nostalgia to boot." —Marie Male, Wellington Advertiser

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