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Skin Flick

by Norm Foster
directed by Lisa Flannagan
Thurs.-Sat., Sept. 8-24, 7:30 p.m.
The Davies Foundation Auditorium
52 Church St., Kingston, ON

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Dan Vena and Rachel Kelleher

Dan Vena and Rachel Kelleher

Rollie and Daphne are a middle-aged couple. Daphne is unemployed and looking for work. Rollie finds out his company is relocating and he will be out of a job. His best friend, Alex, also loses his job as a news cameraman.

The day Rollie learns his job is disappearing, he brings home a movie so Daphne can write a sample review of it for a job interview. Unfortunately Rollie has picked up the wrong movie—he mistakenly brings home a porn film—but that sparks an idea. Alex tells Daphne how much money there is in porn films. Daphne decides to make one.

Jill, a down-on-her-luck actress, arrives at the wrong house to deliver a singing telegram and is persuaded to audition for a part in the movie. In the process she and Daphne cast Byron, Alex's bashful bookie who has been called in with the idea that he might finance the venture, in the male role.

Valerie Winslow, Scott Arsenault and Terry Wade

Valerie Winslow, Scott Arsenault and Terry Wade

Foster adds a couple of unusual twists, such as the way Rollie doubles as a narrator with amusing asides to the audience, adding up to an evening of lighthearted fun.

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"There is nothing of offense in this extremely funny trip that our five characters take. Mr. Foster’s handling of every inch of “smut” comes back light hearted and entertaining. Although the subject matter is not for children (because they wouldn’t get it), take your granny, take your teenager – and everyone else – to this great romp that puts the whole subject of porn films in its place. Skin Flick is a potentially raunchy story told with good taste and wit – typical Norm Foster."

- Orangeville Citizen

Norm Foster

Norm Foster

Norm Foster was born in Newmarket, Ont., and raised in Toronto. He studied radio and television arts at Centennial College in Toronto and Confederation College in Thunder Bay, and had a 25-year career in radio - some of it in Kingston - before a friend persuaded him to go to a community theatre audition in Fredericton, N.B.

Foster, who says he had never seen a play until then, got the lead role (Elwood P. Dowd in Harvey), fell in love with theatre, and two years later wrote Sinners, which Theatre New Brunswick produced.

He went on to become Canada's most produced playwright and has written more than 45 plays. They include The Motor Trade, Ethan Claymore, The Melville Boys and Wrong for Each Other.

He has also written a musical with composer Leslie Arden (The Last Resort) and four musicals (Jasper Station, Race Day, Sitting Pretty and One Moment) with composer Steve Thomas.

Admission $20 (plus Grand Theatre surcharge). Tickets available through the Grand Theatre Box Office, 530-2050 and online, until 2 p.m. on day of performance, and at the door on performance nights when available. Seniors and members $16 at the door on Thursdays only. Children and students $10.


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