Ottawa Little Theatre Presents Norm Foster's SELF HELP 3/20-4/07


Ottawa Little Theatre presents SELF HELP, a comedy by Norm Foster, directed by Joan Sullivan Eady performing March 20 – April 7 (matinee April 1: 2pm) at 8pm. In SELF HELP, two struggling actors reinvent themselves as self-help gurus and, much to their surprise, become the world's most revered relationship experts. Unfortunately, while their careers skyrocket their own relationship deteriorates, and they soon find themselves scrambling to protect their reputations.

Tickets to SELF HELP are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors, and $10 for students. Call 613-233-8948 or click here to purchase tickets.

Norm Foster is a Canadian playwright, considered to be Canada's most produced playwright. Foster discovered his talents as a playwright in Fredericton, New Brunswick, while he was working as host of a popular morning radio show. He accompanied a friend to an audition, and landed his first acting job without ever having even seen a play. Intrigued with the theatre, he set his pen to paper and wrote his first play titled Sinners. An extremely prolific writer, Foster has had more than forty plays produced on professional stages. Other well-known other plays include The Love List, The Long Weekend; Bedtime Stories; Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun; Storm Warning; and Here on the Flight Path. Often compared to playwright Neil Simon, Foster's plays are known for their humour and insight into everyday life. Foster's work is frequently produced by theatre groups across North America, and as far away as Australia.

Joan Sullivan Eady's love affair with acting and theatre began eons ago in her native Belfast, N. Ireland. She has made her home in Ottawa for the past 30 years, during which she has acted and directed professionally and extensively with community theatre. Today, and some 100 plus productions later, the love affair continues. Selected directing credits for Ottawa Little Theatre: Wrong Turn at Lungfish; The Woman in Black; Widowers' Houses; Proof; Crown Matrimonial; Mass Appeal; The Stillborn Lover; and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Elsewhere: Freedom of the City; Someone Who'll Watch Over Me; Translations; Moll; and Odd Jobs to name but a few. She is the recipient of many acting and directing awards in Canada and Ireland.

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