Well, it’s just a little more than a week out from the opening of Ethan Claymore at The Gladstone Theatre and rehearsals are well underway. Just in time for the holidays, Same Day Theatre offers up a lovely holiday treat, from the prolific Canadian playwright Norm Foster, sure to tug at your heartstrings and fill your holidays with laughter and joy. And really, this time of year, what more could you ask for.
And it seems that Christmas has come early for me, in the opportunity to share the stage with some of Ottawa’s finest – Paul Rainville, Sarah Finn and David Frisch, along with a few other pint-sized thespians (Alexander Lamarre, Draeven McGowan, Jeffrey Clement and Nicholas Hutchison). Frankly, (and don’t tell the fine folks at Same Day), but I can hardly believe it’s considered work to show up every day, and ‘pretend’ to take life lessons from Paul Rainville , find a brother in David Frisch and fall in love with Sarah Finn… I mean, come on, as if all that wasn’t just going to happen anyway. And of course, to top it all off, the angel on top of the Christmas Tree so to speak, I get to work once again with the likes of director John P. Kelly and stage manager Jess Preece, which is always a pleasure, not to mention all the rest of the fine folks on the Ethan Claymore team.
I do hope you’ll consider joining us at The Gladstone Theatre for this heartwarming bit of holiday fun and make a night of it with family and friends, just like the holidays should be. Happy holidays!
Ethan Claymore at The Gladstone Theatre
December 5–22, 2013 (preview December 4)
Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m.
By Norm Foster
Just in time for Christmas, The Gladstone treats you to a heartwarming tale by Canada’s most-produced playwright. It’s the week before Christmas as struggling egg farmer/artist Ethan Claymore meets a woman who could turn his life around, and receives a visit from his estranged, and recently-deceased, older brother. With Ethan Claymore, Norm Foster adds an edge and depth to his trademark light comic touch, resulting in a show that is thought-provoking, poignant, and a perfect way to start the holiday season.
Adult: $29.49 + $0.60 ticket fee + HST = $34
Senior (65+): $25.95 + $0.60 ticket fee + HST = $30
Student/Artist*/Unwaged: $17.10 + $0.60 ticket fee + HST = $20
Preview performance: $15.33 + $0.60 ticket fee + HST = $18
*including Theatre Ontario members
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