“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 is a 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. With widespread vaccinations on the horizon, it is our greatest hope that we will be able to gather again in the theatre in time for the Holidays.”
Two towns. A bridge connecting them and a border dividing them. When the war of 1812 breaks out, the neighboring border towns of St. Stephen, New Brunswick and Calais, Maine are reluctant to go to war against each other. The people in each community have built life-long friendships – freely crossing the bridge that connects them for daily visits. Literally overnight, the war quickly redefines their world as they know it and their lives are forever changed. Through humour and Foster’s trademark witty dialogue, 1812 examines the meaning of friendship, love and loyalty.
We are pleased to introduce The Foster Festival’s new NORMFLIX series. A three-part, online series that is sure to tickle your funny bone and continues to deliver our trademark Humour with Heart that you have grown to love.