"A sure fire hit."
JONAS AND BARRY IN THE HOME
Sep 27, 2023 to Oct 14, 2023
FIND YOUR FUNNY Playwright Norm Foster returns to Theatre Aquarius with a comedy about living the golden years to their fullest! Meet Barry who spends his time at Gateway Gardens Senior’s Residence taking naps and shuffling around in his slippers. Enter Jonas, a gregarious retired stage actor who spends his days wooing the ladies in the home. This odd couple form an unlikely friendship, embarking on a hilarious and heartwarming adventure to spice up their lives.
ARTWORK BY: Kyle StewartKyle Stewart is a visual artist from Hamilton, Ontario. He graduated from OCAD University with a Bachelor of Design in Illustration where he was the recipient of the Nora E Vaughn Award and Program Medal. His artistic approach allows him to toe a line between high and low brow that resonates with a collective nostalgia. Heavily influenced by history, popular culture, nature, and more, he works in mixed media’s that vary from small collages to installations to wall murals.
Sexual references, suitable for audiences over 14.
“Jonas and Barry in the Home is one of those too few scripts, rare productions that will turn first-timers into theatre fans.”
Barry Flatman, Jeff Braunstein and Anna Chatterton star in Jonas and Barry in the Home.
PHOTO BY Dahlia Katz
Jeff Braunstein and Barry Flatman star in Jonas and Barry in the Home.
Barry Flatman, Anna Chatterton and Jeff Braunstein star in Jonas and Barry in the Home.
PRE-SHOW CHAT: A Discussion on Healthy Aging and Aging Myths. Healthy Aging with Dr. Christopher Patterson. A discusion on geriatric health, dementia, care work, strategies and multi-generational and multi-cultural experiences. What are the challenges of being or caring for our senior community and family members?
POST-SHOW TALK BACK. Join the cast of the Aquarius production of Jonas and Barry in the Home for a post-show talk back on the mainstage on Tuesday, October 10th. Ask questions and learn more about this beloved Norm Foster play that opens our 50th season!
September 28, 2023, 6:30pm in the Director’s LoungePre-Show Talk Back
In Attendance: Dr. Christopher Patterson from GERAS Centre for Aging Research
October 10, 2023Post-Show Talk Back
In Attendance: Barry Flatman, Jeffrey Braunstein & Anna Chatterton
“It is live theatre of the first order; equal parts hilarity and heartache. Just sit back and enjoy the ride.”
The Wellington Advertiser
“Foster’s dialogue doesn’t just snap, crackle and sparkle. It probes, digs in and sometimes reveals the characters as edgy provocateurs. The exchanges are frank, funny and at times daringly subversive.”
The Halifax Chronicle Herald
Stars as ‘Jonas’ in Jonas & Barry in the Home (2023)
Stars as ‘Barry’ in Jonas & Barry in the Home (2023)
Stars as ‘Rosie’ in Jonas & Barry in the Home (2023)
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