Screwball comedy — Globus Theatre’s last play of the summer season

By Lindsay Advocate

For their final show of the summer, Globus Theatre brings a hilarious comedy from renowned Canadian playwright Norm Foster, according to a media release.

The year is 1938 and newly laid-off perfumier Mary Hayes is trying to break into the male dominated world of newspaper journalism.

Fed up with lackluster results from his star reporter Jeff Kincaid, editor-in-Chief Bosco Godfrey sets a competition between the egotistical Kincaid and plucky Mary, assigning them to cover the society wedding of Chauncey Diddle.

Katherine Cappellacci.

If Jeff writes the better story, he gets to keep his job. If Mary wins, she will replace the ace newshound. But things prove to be more than what they seem at the Diddle Estate, in more ways than one.

Returning to the Globus stage in Screwball Comedy is Katherine Cappellacci (That’s Amore) as Mary Haynes, the budding reporter hoping to make a name for herself.

She joins Sarah Quick (Real Estate, Buying the Moose, Knickers! A Brief Comedy, Funny Farmers, Shirley Valentine) and James Barrett who play a cast of secondary characters, and newcomer to the company Jack Copland as the suave and smooth-talking Jeff Kincaid.

Screwball Comedy is directed by Globus Theatre’s artistic producer James Barrett with Globus veteran Mark Whelan as assistant director.  

“I love this play because of the language of the period,” explains Whelan.

“We’re revisiting the era of big band, fedoras, Babe Ruth, radio dramas and high stakes newspaper competition. Audiences can expect laughter and frivolity on this nostalgic journey through time – to the style, wit, and optimism of the 1930’s.” 

Check out all the happenings at the Diddle Estate – all the flimflam, the chicanery, the old bait and switch and dare we say it, subterfuge are all at play in this side-splitting story of love, deceit and intrigue. 

On stage from August 17 to 27, Screwball Comedy is a homage to the zany screwball comedies of the 1930s, a play full of snappy period dialogue, outrageous characters and humour that packs a punch. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling the Globus Theatre box office at 705-738-2037.

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