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The Melville Boys

The Melville Boys
Your Price: $16.95 CDN
Author: Norm Foster
Publisher: Playwrights Canada Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 136
Pub. Date: 2012
Edition: 2nd
ISBN-10: 1770911138
ISBN-13: 9781770911130
Cast Size: 2 women, 2 men

About the Play:

The Melville Boys is a full-length comedy by Norm Foster. Two brothers have their plans weekend plans thrown out of whack by the arrival of two attractive sisters who become catalysts for a tenderly funny and unsentimental look at four lives in transition.

The Melville Boys focuses on two brothers, Owen and Lee Melville. Outspoken Owen is three weeks away from getting married but he is experiencing some doubts. The elder brother Lee, who is seen as a mature and reliable married-man with two daughters, is weighed down by a troubling secret. As a diversion from their worries, the brothers decide to take off to their uncle's lakeside cabin for a relaxing weekend of beer-drinking and fishing. But their plans are thrown for more than a loop by the arrival of Mary and Loretta, two attractive, yet entirely different sisters; one, a no-nonsense and serious woman, and the other, an aspiring actress who's bubbly and carefree. Norm Foster's classic lighthearted comedy is full of vigour about brotherhood and the unexpected with clever one-liners and sensitive moments that go straight to the heart.

The Melville Boys premiered in 1984 at Theatre New Brunswick in Fredericton, New Brunswick, the second published play by Norm Foster. Widely produced across Canada and the United States, including a well-received run off-Broadway in New York, the play has never grown old or stale and remains massively popular with community theatre groups.

Cast: 2 women, 2 men.

What people say:

"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

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

"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

"Engrossing and entertaining. This is certainly a play you’re bound to enjoy." — Fredericton Daily Gleaner

"A story with forthright honesty, simplicity, humor, drama, warmth, and a little tragedy." — Los Angeles Drama-Logue

About the Playwright:

Norm Foster is considered to be Canada's most produced playwright, with more than fifty-five critically acclaimed plays performed throughout North America and the rest of the world. Frequently compared to American playwright Neil Simon, Foster pens plays that are known for their humour, accessibility, and insight into the everyday tribulations of life. He is the recipient of the Los Angeles Drama-Logue Award for his play, The Melville Boys which would go on to be produced across Canada and in the United States, including a well-received run Off Broadway in New York. It would become his signature play, and the one which would bring his name to the forefront of Canadian theatre.

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