Theatre New Brunswick is partnering with the Beaverbrook Art Gallery to present a special lunchtime conversation with the director of Norm Foster’s new comedy, Come Down From Up River.

(Fredericton) Theatre New Brunswick has partnered with the Beaverbrook Art Gallery to present a special Q&A with New Brunswick-born actor and director Patricia Vanstone. Now based in Ontario, Vanstone will direct the production of Norm Foster’s new comedy Come Down From Up River, November 8-10 at the Fredericton Playhouse.

Patricia Vanstone’s passion for Canadian theatre spans 35 years as an actor, a dramaturge and a director. Born in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Patricia is an award winning director who has been involved in Norm Foster’s productions for almost as long as she’s been in the business of creating theatre. She first appeared in our 1984 production The Melville Boys (Norm’s second professional production) and has directed five Norm Foster world premieres for The Foster Festival.

In the lead-up to November’s performances of Come Down From Up River (The Foster Festival’s world premiere production directed by Patricia), the public is invited to a special lunchtime conversation with Patricia surrounded by the Gallery’s current exhibit Theatre New Brunswick’s 50th Anniversary – Lea Learning’s Posters of the 1970s.

A Q&A with director Patricia Vanstone | Friday November 9 | Beaverbrook Art Gallery (main entrance) | 12 – 12:30 p.m. | Free to the public

 “This is a winner on so many levels.”

“We loved this show. It is one of the funniest plays written by Norm Foster.”

“…this play is Foster at his finest.”

Theatre New Brunswick is proudly supported by The Canada Council for the Arts, Province of New Brunswick, Picaroons, Crowne Plaza Fredericton, and McCain Foods.