I think it’s safe to say Norm Foster is considered one of Canada’s funniest playwrights. And there’s good reason for that.
The Yellow Point Drama Group (YPDG) has chosen a Norm Foster romantic comedy for its second production of the group’s 60th anniversary season, and it was a great choice. Looking, which runs for one final weekend this Friday (March 15) and Saturday (March 16) at the Cedar Community Hall, is a hilarious play about dating that is full of clever lines that will make you burst out laughing.
The YPDG production, directed by Armando Dos Santos, stars Gordon McInnis as Andy, Brian March as Matt, Barbara Metcalf as Val, and Moira Steele as Nina. All four actors do a fantastic job of portraying their characters’ personalities and making them likable and also very relatable.
There are many laugh-out-loud moments as we follow these four middle-aged singles in their search for love.
It all begins when Andy decides to take out a personal ad, and Val answers. They bring their friends Matt and Nina along on their blind date, and from the time they all meet at “The Dick,” they’ll keep you laughing as they navigate the windy roads of romance.
The scene when they meet at the bar for the first time and the phone scene where all four characters are talking on the phone at the same time — both in the first act — stand out as particularly funny.
This play is a fun look at what can happen when you put yourself out there and at some of the twists and turns that journey takes you on. There are moments of happiness, excitement, uncertainty, miscommunication, anger and confusion. And McInnis, March, Metcalf and Steele are all terrific as they experience those moments.
YPDG presents evening shows of Looking Friday and Saturday night at 8 p.m. at the Cedar Community Hall at 2388 Cedar Rd. Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets are $17 for adults and $12 for youth. There will also be a matinee performance Saturday at 2 p.m. Doors open at 1 p.m.; tickets are $12.
The Cedar Community Hall is a great, inviting spot to see a play, and there is a concession that supports the Canadian Girls in Training.
For more information, call 250-245-7516 or click here.