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St. Catharines: Foster Festival announces casting for “Danny & Delilah” running March 15-26

Thursday, January 19, 2023

The Norm Foster Theatre Festival has announced the casting for the world premiere of Foster’s play Danny & Delilah playing March 15-26, 2023.

Danny & Delilah

March 15-26

By Norm Foster

Directed by Marcia Kash

World Premiere! March 15 - 26, 2023

Mandeville Theatre at Ridley College, St. Catharines

2pm & 7:30pm performances available

When high school student Delilah Rasheed goes to live with seventy-two year old Daniel Becker and his guidance counselor daughter Sherry for a month, Daniel and Delilah experience a generational and a cultural clash that results in a hilarious, deeply touching and eye-opening connection. Foster’s newest play Danny & Delilah is a heartwarming and often laugh-out-loud tale about how friendship can be found in the unlikeliest of places.



Taran is an actor, writer, and educator. She graduated from the Performance Studies program at the University of Toronto. She currently works at the Drama School at Young People’s Theatre. Taran’s notable credits include Perdita in The Winter’s Tale directed by Graham Abbey and Dylan Trowbridge. Recently, Taran starred as Norma Jeane in Norma Jeane Baker of Troy and played Greyson in the revival of Boy Who Cried at the 2022 Toronto Fringe Festival. She completed a short film with the AMY project titled Undertow, which premiered at the 2020 Summerworks Festival. Besides Performing, Taran was also a writer in AMY Project’s The Breath Between and assistant directed Tales of a City by the Sea at Theatre Passe Muraille. Taran is thrilled to back playing the role of Delilah in this world premiere production and is grateful for the opportunity. Taran would like to thank her family and friends for always supporting her endeavours.


Erin made her Foster Festival debut playing Janey Fluck in Hilda's Yard (2019). Erin has had the privilege of touring with Norm Foster and David Nairn in Jonas and Barry in the Home with Drayton Entertainment and Neptune Theatre. Other theatre credits include, Courageous and House of Many Tongues, Tarragon Theatre; Cold Meat Party, Factory Theatre; Unity 1918, Great Canadian Theatre Company; The Crucible, Theatre Aquarius; Steel Magnolias and Hilda's Yard, Upper Canada Playhouse; The Melville Boys, Storm Warning and Doubt, The Rose Theatre Brampton; Salt-Water Moon and Pericles, Festival of Classics. Notable tv and film credits include UKM, Peace Arch Entertainment; Forensic Factor, Discovery; History Courtroom, History Television. Erin is so grateful to family for their unending support. Big love to Sweeney and her little Western Isles.


This is Peter’s second production with the Foster Festival - the first, the Reading, The Christmas Tree by Norm Foster (with his wife, Gabrielle Jones). A member for 13 years of George Luscombe’s Toronto Workshop Productions - including the landmark production of Ten Lost Years - he also played Theatre New Brunswick, Huron Country Playhouse, Crow’s Theatre, Centaur Theatre, the N.A.C in Ottawa, Toronto Arts Productions, A.T.P., Vancouver Playhouse, The Belfry, and Manitoba Theatre Centre. He has been privileged to be a member of the Shaw Festival acting Ensemble for 34 Seasons. Upcoming Film/TV: Fellow Travelers; Essex County; The Incident Report.


This is Karen's second production with The Foster Festival. Previously, she starred alongside Shawn Wright in the holiday reading of Norm Foster's Widow Wonderland directed by Jamie Williams. Karen has made Niagara her beloved home for the past 34 years. She was a member of the Shaw Festival Company for 10 seasons and spent 8 seasons with the Stratford Festival. Karen has appeared on Broadway and at London's Old Vic playing Pitti-Sing in Brain Macdonald's famous production of The Mikado. Other theatre credits include Amanda in The Glass Menagerie at the Bermuda Festival, Margot in The Ladies Foursome with Drayton Entertainment and Theatre Aquarius and Gail in The Bird and The Bees at the Lighthouse Festival to name a few. Karen has also taught at the Centre of Opera Studies in Italy.


This season we are excited to be performing at the Mandeville Theatre at Ridley College in St. Catharines. The venue offers FREE parking and includes both accessible parking and accessible seating with several dining options close by on Fourth Ave. The theatre is also conveniently located near several Niagara Bench Wineries. We look forward to introducing our Foster Festival audiences to this new space!

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