March 29–April 1
The North Shore Players presents Sinners by Norm Foster at the Watermark Theatre in North Rustico. This not-for-profit community theatre group began in 2015 with a production of A Christmas Carol which was reprised in 2016. Both productions were met with great success and the group decided to branch out into other seasons.
Sinners is a comedy of love, death and deceit. A series of misadventures and mistaken identities results in a hilarious ride for the audience. The show is directed by David Bulger, and features a cast of talented Island actors, including Keir Malone, Carl Peterson, Samantha Bruce, Amanda Rae Gallant, Marti Hopson and David Gladstone.
Norm Foster is Canada’s most produced playwright with an average of 150 productions of his plays being presented each year. He has written over 60 plays, and Sinners was his first professionally produced piece (1983).
David Bulger states, “As a director, I’ve had the pleasure of staging four Foster pieces, The Motor Trade, The Affections of May, The Melville Boys, and Sinners. What makes Foster popular, aside from the plot lines, is the familiarity of his characters, mainly ordinary people like ourselves or our neighbours. In Sinners, Foster again gives us some very ordinary people, a widowed furniture shop owner who finds himself having an affair with a local minister’s wife, a police chief who is just plain tired of criminals, to name a couple of our characters.”