by Norm Foster 


Directed by jamie williams
Stage manager, meghan froebelius
december 5-16, 2021


 12 Artists. 1 Script. 6 Interpretations. Endless Laughs.

Widow Wonderland is a happy Christmas play, even though the two characters are a widow and a widower. But, you can’t have a depressing Christmas play. It is frowned upon by the playwright’s Christmas play union. And so Norm Foster has fashioned a cheerful one act Christmas play that throws a widow and a widower together at their apartment building’s Christmas dinner for those who are alone during the holiday season. Michael and Sharon wind up at a table for two during this December 23’rd dinner and what follows is an evening of getting to know one another with all of the awkwardness and politeness and silliness that a first meeting often includes. Best of all, and most important of all, it is funny.


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2021 Season

On behalf of everyone at The Foster Festival, we wish to offer our most sincere appreciation to our ticket holders, our subscribers and everyone who has navigated these uncharted times with us. Thank you.


Out of an abundance of caution and care for all of our patrons, we have made the difficult decision that we will not be returning to the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. However, we are committed to continuing to produce Norm Foster’s work through performances in a combination of online offerings, outdoor venues and indoor venues across Niagara.



“Like so many of our fellow theatre organizations, we have to think about the safety of our artists, crew, staff and audiences at this time. Gathering in large numbers still poses a big question mark for all of us,” says Emily Oriold, Artistic Producer. “It’s the question of walking back into a theatre with confidence where audience members can sit side by side openly sharing in the laughter and artists can feel safe on our stages.”


Stay tuned for more exciting announcements about our 2022 programming. Since the shutdown in March 2020, Norm Foster has written 10 new plays and we are definitely looking forward to sharing a handful of them in 2022!

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