Wrong for Each Other


112 pages
ISBN 0-88754-522-X
DDC C812'.54





Reviewed by David E. Kemp

David E. Kemp is chair of the Drama Department at Queen’s University
and the author of The Pleasures and Treasures of the United Kingdom.


Always inventive, thoughtful, sensitive, and masterfully crafted, Norm
Foster’s plays are also wonderful to read, a delight to perform, and a
pleasure to watch. This latest offering continues the tradition of

A chance meeting in a restaurant, after four years apart, sends a
divorced couple flashing back through the highs and lows of their
courtship and marriage. The play moves seamlessly from the present to
the past as the couple relive past experiences in a variety of
settings—a flower shop, two apartments, a ball park, and the dressing
room of a hockey rink. In Wrong for Each Other, Foster’s writing is
incisive, funny, and moving, deftly blending comedy and heartbreak with
two wholly empathetic characters, and wryly reviewing the roller-coaster
ride of their relationship with sensitivity and insight.


Foster, Norm., “Wrong for Each Other,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed July 20, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/6525.