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The Melville Boys (print) by Norm Foster

Two brothers have their plans weekend plans thrown out of whack by the arrival of two sisters who become catalysts for a tenderly funny and unsentimental look at four lives in transition.

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The Melville Boys (print)

A relaxing weekend trip full of fishing, football, and beer is on the agenda for the Melville brothers. So is confronting eldest brother Lee’s terminal illness. But their trip is thrown for a loop when the boys meet two attractive sisters who inadvertently change more than their weekend plans. In this modern Canadian classic, Norm Foster offers a tender comedy full of vigour about brotherhood and the unexpected.

“If The Melville Boys is representative of Norm Foster’s writing, it would benefit the US stage to import more of his plays.” —Los Angeles Daily News

“Engrossing and entertaining. This is certainly a play you’re bound to enjoy.” —New York Post

“Foster declines to settle for the obvious, giving us instead a story that has the uncertainties and the complexity of real life.” —London Free Press 

The Melville Boys succeeds—as a play, as a statement and, most assuredly, as entertainment.” —Fredericton Daily Gleaner

The Melville Boys effortlessly weaves the comic and tragic.” —Variety

Additional Information

Title The Melville Boys (print)
ISBN 13 9781770911130
Genre Classic Canadian Plays, Comedy
Contributor(s) Norm Foster

Also available as an ebook.


Agent Pam Winter at GGA, (416) 928-0299
Year 2012

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