This September, Harbour Theatre is proudly presenting a strictly limited season of 'The Love List', by Canadian playwright Norm Foster.
Forster is considered to be Canada's most produced playwright and 'The Love List' is one of his most well-known plays.
The Harbour Theatre production is directed by the talented and multi award winning Kirstie Francis and features an outstanding cast of comic actors.
The witty and highly engaging production centers on Bill (played by Jarrod Buttery), who is a lonely statistician living in a very untidy apartment. His best friend, Leon (Alan Morris), a philandering novelist, has just the thing to jolt Bill out of his middle-age funk – a gift membership to a dating service, only this is not just any dating service, but one that guarantees a 100% satisfaction. All Bill has to do is list his ten most desirable attributes in a mate and Leon will drop it off with the mysterious gypsy woman who gave it to him.
While the guys compile the list, Bill is wrapped up in the memory of his wife, Justine, who left him because he's a bore. Moments later, Bill is visited by a woman, also named Justine (Cassandra Gorman), who acts as if they've been living together for years.
Though taken aback, he finds her attractive, inviting, smart, confident — everything he listed the night before. Stranger still, she seems to know everything about him.
Asked what attracted her to this play, Director Kirstie Francis stated "I have always enjoyed comedy and this is a very funny play about the wish list that we have probably all made at one time or another in our lives – what attributes we would like in our perfect mate and how this can backfire on us. The play is fast-paced and witty and I have a very capable and talented cast who are all experts in comic timing."
Kristie Francis previously performed in Harbour Theatre's production of 'Minefields and Miniskirts', which was awarded the Best Play and Best Director awards at the annual Robert Finley awards and directed and appeared in 'Under the Bright Sun' and received the Best Actor and the Best Play awards at the 2015 Hills One Act Drama Festival. She has performed many times for Harbour Theatre and directed the hilarious 'Perfect Wedding' in 2011.
Alan Morris, who plays Leon, most recently appeared in 'April in Paris', 'Anyone for Breakfast' and 'Cafe Brosse' for Harbour Theatre and is delighted to be a part of this production. "I love having the opportunity to make people laugh. 'The Love List' is about relationships, it has something that most people will identify with. Audiences will go away with a smile, a tear and something to talk about noted Alan Morris."
The Love List plays at Harbour Theatre on September 16, 17, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24 at 7.30pm with matinees on September 18 and 25 at 2.00pm.
Tickets are now on sale through www.taztix.com.au or 9255 3336.
Tickets are priced $25.50 Full/$23.50 Conc/$20.50 F/T Student or child under 15yo.
For further information on this upcoming production, please visit www.harbourtheatre.org.au.