DONNIE BOWES AS THE DIRECTOR FOR LUNENBURG BY NORM FOSTER
Donnie returns to Cow Patti after recently directing their production of The Great Kooshog Lake Hollis McCauley Fishing Derby. He is Artistic Director of Upper Canada Playhouse in Morrisburg, Ontario where he has directed over 60 shows and returns there this summer to direct Sugar Road, Move Over, Mrs. Markham and A Christmas Carol. "Always a pleasure to work here in Lacombe with Cow Patti Comedy Dinner Theatre. Enjoy the show!"
How many years have you been in the “business”:
Favorite Stage shows you have performed in:
“Tally and Son” at St. Lawrence Centre, Toronto
Favorite thing about Alberta:
Favorite food /dish from the Maritimes:
Favorite Norm Foster quote or line from one of his play:
“This one’s on me.”
Book your reading right now:
The Old Outboard Book by Peter Hunn
Favorite song/band from the Maritimes:
Will They Lie There Evermore (Irish Descendants)
Current favorite Canadian television show:
Favorite CBC Radio Programming:
It’s a three-way tie! Sunday Edition with Michael Enright / This is That / The Debaters
Favorite thing about working at the Lacombe Golf and Country Club:
Looking at golf gear in the Pro Shop!
What is your favorite “famous moment” in business?
Working for 2 months in Israel on Iron Eagle II with Lou Gossett, Jr. In our first scene we were standing outside an F-16 running lines on a chilly morning in Haifa. He offered me a sip of his tea. Then, in character, he tore a strip off me. A truly wonderful actor — and even better person.
Who is your favorite famous actor/actress you have worked with?
Art Carney. Sat beside him in a poker game scene. Instead of going to his trailer, he stayed in his seat while they did the lighting for our two shot. We ended up in a long conversation about baseball, Connecticut (where he lived) and Cannington, Ontario (where I’m from.) I was 23 and he was 67. A prince of a guy.