Miracle Theatre Presents: “Halfway There” by Norm Foster @ Artspace at Books and Company
March 1 @ 8:00 pm - March 2 @ 9:30 pm
Tickets $33 at Books and Company. Order by phone: 250-563-6637
Do you know the exact halfway point between the Equator and the North Pole? It’s beautiful downtown Stewiacke, Nova Scotia.
And do you know the best place to be in Stewiake? It’s Junior’s Diner. And the best time to be there is at 4:30 in the afternoon – because that’s when Junior’s Diner closes.
And that’s when head waitress Janine lets Rita, Vi, and Mary Ellen sneak in, then locks the door. There the four Diner Divas meet to share gossip, romance, bawdy tales, and the true meaning of life and friendship.
But what suddenly spices up Junior’s Diner is the arrival one day of a stranger at closing time – Dr. Sean Merritt.
Dr. Sean is in town on a locum. He’s handsome and recently separated, which is a huge plus. But he’s from Toronto – a huge minus.
Nonetheless, the women find him irresistible and can’t help but give him a true East Coast welcome, each in their own way. Except for Janine. And that’s where life at the Diner gets really interesting for Janine and Dr. Sean – and all the more fun for the other women – and us.
The play is a story of laughter and surprise. As one theatre critic put it: “It’s filled with Maritime wit and wisdom… it has sugar, and spice, and everything nice with a big dash of Maritime salt.”
Miracle Theatre is donating this production to the Children of Prince George fund at the PG Community Foundation. Over the years, the Foundation has granted over 1.9 million dollars to worthy community groups such as the Child Development Centre, Prince George Hospice, Big Brothers Big Sisters, PG Branch of Autism BC, S.O.S. Society, and Mustard Seed in Prince George.