By Joe Szek
The American theatre has the work of the late Neil Simon who writes about the individual facing obstacles of life and who usually responds in some kind of comedic or poignant manner. 'The Odd Couple', 'Rumours' and 'The Sunshine Boys' are three titles that come to my mind.
Thankfully, we Canadians have playwright Norm Foster who does the same. Often times the characters in his plays may appear to have it all together, may appear to be falling apart, or may appear to have a sarcastic edge to them. Underneath this veneer, in some manner, these are people who are trying to ensure they are surviving whatever is thrown at them. Mr. Foster reveals it is through our human weaknesses that we find strength in our connections to other persons in so many ways.