By Dave Ferguson
The threat of a storm popping up can be a common occurrence, especially during a warm summer. But “Storm Warning”, presently announced on signs parading around the lakeside community of Port Stanley is also a reality that comes to life till September 8th on stage at the Port Stanley Festival Theatre.
“Storm Warning”, written by Norm Foster and directed by Simon Joynes, delivers a blockbuster performance - a powerfully poignant, yet humorous, love story, marvellously acted on a great set. There's a lot to like here.
Emma has sought the refuge of these quiet surroundings at the advice of a drummer friend, in order to get some work done away from the distractions of the city. However escaping one area of diversions leads her into the laid back life of Jack.
Aside from the meticulously written script, this performance is fuelled by the on stage chemistry between not only the two characters of Emma and Jack but the actors Karen Parker and Phi Bulani. The timing and delivery of their lines is spot on and believable.
The acting is the best I’ve seen on this stage and is supported by well thought out set design by Eric Bunnell and flawless direction by Simon Joynes.
Check out the website www.portstanleytheatre.ca for showtimes.
Photos by Relish Elgin.