Hot Off the Press: Skin Flick

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About the Play

Middle-aged couple Daphne and Rollie and their friend Alex have found themselves out of work and out of luck. So when they come across a mistakenly rented X-rated movie, they get the idea to make their own porno film for some quick cash. The only problem is none of them want to star in it themselves. As if on cue, Jill, a birthday telegram messenger, accidentally arrives on their doorstep and their cast is set.

Skin Flick is an antidote to the dark side of life,” wrote Elissa Barnard in The Chronicle Herald after the play’s world premiere. “Norm Foster is that rare playwright who can pen a sweet comedy about a couple making a porn movie.”

About the Playwright

Norm Foster discovered the world of theatre after twenty-five years in radio arts, and has since become Canada’s most-produced playwright. He has penned many plays, including a handful of musicals that have been seen across North America. Norm lives in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Skin Flick was first produced at Neptune Theatre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, from January 20 to February 15, 2009

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