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The Melville Boys
     

The Melville Boys

by Norm Foster
 

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Two brothers have their plans weekend plans thrown out of whack by the arrival of two sisters who become catalysts for a tenderly funny and unsentimental look at four lives in transition.

A relaxing weekend trip full of fishing, football, and beer is on the agenda for the Melville brothers. So is confronting eldest brother Lee’s terminal illness. But their

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Two brothers have their plans weekend plans thrown out of whack by the arrival of two sisters who become catalysts for a tenderly funny and unsentimental look at four lives in transition.

A relaxing weekend trip full of fishing, football, and beer is on the agenda for the Melville brothers. So is confronting eldest brother Lee’s terminal illness. But their trip is thrown for a loop when the boys meet two attractive sisters who inadvertently change more than their weekend plans. In this modern Canadian classic, Norm Foster offers a tender comedy full of vigor about brotherhood and the unexpected.

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“If The Melville Boys is representative of Norm Foster’s writing, it would benefit the US stage to import more of his plays.” — Los Angeles Daily News

“Engrossing and entertaining. This is certainly a play you’re bound to enjoy.” — New York Post

“Foster declines to settle for the obvious, giving us instead a story that has the uncertainties and the complexity of real life.” — London Free Press

The Melville Boys succeeds—as a play, as a statement and, most assuredly, as entertainment.” — Fredericton Daily Gleaner

The Melville Boys effortlessly weaves the comic and tragic.” — Variety

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781770911130
Publisher:
Theatre Communications Group
Publication date:
11/20/2012
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


After twenty-five-years in radio arts, Norm Foster discovered the world of theatre and began his legacy as Canada’s most-produced playwright. He has penned an impressive array of plays, including a handful of musicals, that have been produced across North America. Norm lives in Ancaster, Ontario.

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