Playwright Norm Foster has been the most produced playwright in Canada every year for the past 20 years. His plays receive an average of 150 productions annually making him, by far, the most produced playwright in the history of this country. It has been said that on any given day of the year there is a Foster play either in rehearsal or in performance somewhere in the world. In 2016 the Foster Festival was launched in St. Catharines,nd in 2017 he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada, the highest civilian honour in the country.
One man, two balconies, three women. Set in a big city apartment building, Here on the Flight Path by Norm Foster is on stage at STC Feb. 7 to 23. This hilarious and at times touching comedy follows John Cummings as he interacts with Fay, Angel and Gwen, who become his neighbours over a three and a half year period.
Playing the lovable, loser of a man, John Cummings, is Jamie Williams who is returning to STC having previously appeared as Byron Hobbs in Norm Foster’s Skin Flick. He has performed on stages across Canada including the Stratford Festival, the National Arts Centre, the Citadel and Neptune Theatre.
Melanie Janzen appears as Fay, Angel and Gwen. Janzen has performed roles in a variety of Norm Foster’s plays including Screwball Comedy, The Ladies Foursome, The Affections of May and most recently, Lunenburg. She has been a company member of the Shaw Festival and of the Stratford Festival and travelled North America with Livent’s Show Boat.
This is the third time that this husband and wife team are performing together in Here on the Flight Path.
Here on the Flight Path is being directed by STC’s Artistic Director, John McHenry who recently directed Plaid Tidings as well as A Christmas Story last season.
The creative team consists of Set Designer Bob Ivey, Costume Designer Miranda DiFlorio and Lighting Designer Kirsten Watt. The Stage Manager is Tracy Lynn Cann with Apprentice Stage Manager Alanna Wrenshall.