Hockey Mom, Hockey Dad

Love on the ice

Heather Rankin and Kevin Kincaid star in Neptune's production of Hockey Mom, Hockey Dad
Heather Rankin and Kevin Kincaid star in Neptune's production of Hockey Mom, Hockey Dad

There’s romance and comedy aplenty in Michael Melski’s Hockey Mom, Hockey Dad, but this two-hander ends up being more than just a pleasing “romantic comedy”. There’s real depth to the story of a couple of single parents who connect at the local rink (very local for the Halifax crowd, as this production is set on Crosby’s Cole Harbour ice). Kevin Kincaid plays Teddy, a bellowing blue-collar dad with a poet’s eye who is smitten by Donna, a guarded, damaged soul played by Heather Rankin. Kincaid balances Teddy’s charm and obnoxious qualities beautifully, and Rankin is a joy to watch as Donna slowly opens herself to the terrifying possibility of letting a man into her life. The play is thought-provoking in its exploration of the good and bad in hockey culture, and will be enjoyed by hockey fans and non-fans alike.

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