The Ladies' Foursome in rehearsal: Loretta Di Eugenio, Pattie Greer (standing in back), Annie West (centre), and Tracy Noonan (holding club) star in Norm Foster's comedy The Ladies' Foursome, premiering May 30th at Studio Theatre, Perth. Visit studiotheatreperth.com for full information.
Article by Paul Joyce / Photo by Bonnie Joyce
Golf is one of those games that some love, some hate, and some simply don't understand. But with its quirky culture and eccentric dress code, golf is rich comic territory for Canada's favourite playwright, Norm Foster.
Foster's play The Ladies' Foursome opens at Studio Theatre, Perth on May 30th, just in time to tee up your funny bone for golf season. A sequel to his wildly popular male version of the play The Foursome, The Ladies' Foursome follows four women as they play their regular 18 holes. Early on, we discover that death has recently stepped in to darken the fairways of their weekly ritual: Catherine, their friend and fourth member of the golfing group, has died. At the funeral, the three survivors meet Dory, a long-time friend of Catherine's. The three invite Dory to join them as a fourth, and the rest is, as you'd expect from Norm Foster, hilarity mixed with the occasional tug of a heartstring. Over the course of the game the four ladies' discover the real score about each other's lives and loves. It's classic Norm Foster, in a setting that suits his humour to a tee.
The Ladies' Foursome stars four great local actors, Annie West, Pattie Greer, Tracy Noonan, and Loretta Di Eugenio, a studio Theatre newcomer with a Master's degree in theatre. The show premieres at the Studio Theatre on Thursday, May 30th for seven performances. NOTE: There is no matinee on Sunday, June 9th; instead, there is a matinee on Sat. June 8. Advance tickets are $24 at Tickets Please (613 485-6434; ticketsplease.ca and at the Studio Theatre box office on show nights. Students with ID pay just $10 at the door. Save $5 opening night.
Jack Benny once said, "Give me fresh air, a beautiful partner, and a nice round of golf…and you can keep the fresh air and the round of golf." Don't miss four lovely ladies as they go for the green in the comedy The Ladies' Foursome, under the Studio Theatre's new and vastly improved stage lights! Visit studiotheatreperth.com for details.