“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
“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
“The Melville Boys effortlessly weaves the comic and tragic.” —Variety
A relaxing weekend trip full of fishing, football, and beer is on the agenda for the Melville brothers. So is confronting eldest brother Lee’s terminal illness. But their trip is thrown for a loop when the boys meet two attractive sisters who inadvertently change more than their weekend plans. In this modern Canadian classic, Norm Foster offers a tender comedy full of vigour about brotherhood and the unexpected.
Norm Foster discovered the world of theatre after twenty-five years in radio arts, and has since become Canada’s most-produced playwright. He has penned many plays, including a handful of musicals that have been seen across North America. Norm lives in Fredericton, New Brunswick.