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Playwrights Canada Press Spring 2019

Hilda's Yard
By (author): Norm Foster
Norm Foster


Playwrights Canada Press



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Paperback , Trade


General Trade
Mar 19, 2019
$15.95 CAD


8in x 5 x 0.34 in | 140 gr

Page Count:

120 pages


120 minutes
FSC certified – mixed sources 0
Playwrights Canada Press
DRAMA / Canadian

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 the most produced playwright in Canada every year for the past twenty years. His plays receive an average of one hundred and fifty productions annually. Norm has over sixty plays to his credit, including The Foursome, On a First Name Basis, and Hilda’s Yard. 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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