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Hilda's Yard
By (author): Norm Foster
9781770919662 Paperback, Trade English General Trade DRAMA / Canadian Mar 19, 2019
$15.95 CAD
Active 5 x 8 x 0.34 in | 140 gr 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 been called Canada’s pre-eminent comic playwright. Norm has sixty-two plays to his credit, including The Foursome, Jonas and Barry in the Home, On A First Name Basis, The Love List, Outlaw, Lunenburg, Hilda’s Yard, Renovations For Six, Halfway There, and The Ladies Foursome. He is the recipient of the Los Angeles Drama-Logue Award for his play The Melville Boys and is an Officer of the Order of Canada. He lives in Fredericton.

"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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