“The Writer” by Norm Foster tells the story of Donald Wellner a renowned playwright and his son Blake – a travel writer with commitment issues. Full of Foster’s trademark Humour with Heart, The Writer explores this delightfully complex bond between Father and Son with touching clarity and a surprise ending that will leave you breathless!
Local actors take on “The Writer”, written and directed by Norm Foster, for a world radio premier of Norm’s 60th play. The play will be told in four parts. Episode 1 will air on Sunday, August 8 at 8 p.m., Episode 2 on Sunday, August 15th at 8 p.m., Episode 3 on August 22nd, at 8 p.m., and Episode 4 on Sunday August 29th at 8 p.m.
A Theatre Club began their radio plays as an outlet to keep local actors active during the pandemic and has become a regular Sunday night feature on 99.3 County FM.
A little more about “The Writer”: Donald Wellner knew success when he wrote a hit play thirty-five years ago, but now he’s recently separated, living in a small apartment, and promising that he’s trying to start a new script. His fortysomething son Blake is a travel writer with commitment issues who pops by between trips to try to hold his family together and prove his worth. Over seven years, Donald experiences the onset of dementia, and father and son become both closer and farther apart.
Phil Knox, Executive Producer of A Theatre Club, “We’re pleased to have Norm Foster back with another great work called “The Writer”. This production was an extra special opportunity for us because Norm agreed to direct our performers. We have a number of new productions in process and we welcome all to join the club and get involved in the fun”.
Craig Mills, GM 99.3 County FM, “So very happy to have the live theatre on-air this August. I know the producers and cast have put in a terrific effort into this new four-part run and we’re excited to offer this “A Theatre Club” production to listeners in PEC and beyond. Highly recommend people do something a little different on Sunday night and enjoy the fine actors from our region free of charge.”
Production Team: Director – Norm Foster, Production Producer – Phil Knox, Sound Producer – Cathay Goddard.
Cast in alphabetical order: Craig Foster, Pat Larkin, Dave MacKay, and Craig Mills.
Special thanks to Rosehaven yarn shop, Veenstra Plumbing, Forest Hill Prince Edward County Real Estate and Stinky Canuck for sponsoring “The Writer”.
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