Korda Artistic Productions continues its 2017 Season with the Windsor premiere of Michael Melski’s Canadian hit Hockey Mom, Hockey Dad for seven performances at The KordaZone Theatre, 2520 Seminole Street starting October 13.
The sporty play showcases local performers Jenny Hunter as Donna and Clinton Hammond as Teddy, the hockey mom and dad. They’re two lonely single parents who meet and fall in love while watching their kids play a season of hockey. In their section of the bleachers in an old rink, they find the best and worst in themselves reflected by the game. Love and violence collide in this tender, uproarious, and sometimes disturbing love story about our national obsession.
“Most of the latest shows I’ve done have had pretty large casts and ensemble pieces with some soup-sandwich of a guy always running off at the mouth, hogging up a lot of the stage time,” says Hammond. “This is the first, full length, two-hander, I’ve ever done. I did a one-man version of It’s A Wonderful Life and the one act, two-hander, stage adaptation of Tuesdays With Morrie, so it’s nice to still be able to find a new “first” at this age. And it’s an excellent experience to go out on to the stage, just yourself and one other person, and take the audience through a good story together.”
Hockey Mom, Hockey Dad was first produced by Two Planks Theatre Company on tour throughout Nova Scotia, PEI and New Brunswick in 1999 and throughout the rest of Canada from 2000 to 2001.
The production is directed by Gabe Franklin (in his Korda directorial debut), produced by Korda founders Robert Godden and Tracey B. Atin, and stage-managed by Misty May Habib. The set is designed and constructed by Martin Ouellette.
The show runs October 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20 and 21 with Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening performances at 8pm and Sunday matinees at 2pm. The traditional Pay-What-You-Can performance is Wednesday, October 18.
Tickets are $20 for General Admission, $15 for Seniors, and $10 for Students and Children. Tickets are available, cash only sales, at the door one half hour before each show time (first come-first served), and in advance by calling Tracey at 519-562-3394, or visiting one of our ticket outlets: Nancy Johns Gallery & Framing (4755 Wyandotte Street East), and Cardinal Music (2569B Jefferson Boulevard). For more information, visit their website.