While we prefer to keep the drama on stage, sometimes we experience it behind the scenes...
We were so looking forward to bringing you “The 39 Steps” as our season opener. However, we were recently informed that the performance rights were being been rescinded by the rights holder(s). In spite of our efforts, our appeal was denied. Occurrences like these are rare, but we all know the show must go on!
Undaunted, we were determined to find an equally comical alternative -- This October, we are pleased to be presenting “The Foursome” by the talented Canadian playwright (and officer of the Order of Canada), Norm Foster.
“The Foursome” is the story of four old college chums, home for their fifteen year reunion, who get together for a round of golf and share their successes and failures. This is a warm, funny play which takes place entirely on the eighteen tees of a golf course!
You may be asking, “Wait, aren’t you already presenting “The Ladies Foursome”?”
Don’t let the similar title and setting fool you — the two plays have completely different stories and we are confident they will each entertain you in their own way!
We thank you for your continued patronage and support over the years and look forward to seeing you in October for the launch of our 39th Season!
If you aleady have tickets to "The 39 Steps", hang on them as they will be honoured for the revised show. There is no need to obtain replacements.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to contact us!
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By Norm Foster
Four old college chums, home for their fifteen year reunion, get together for a round of golf and share their successes and failures. “The Foursome” is a warm, funny play which takes place entirely on the eighteen tees of a golf course!
book by Austin Winsberg and music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner
When blind date newbie Aaron is set up with serial-dater Casey, a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner. As the date unfolds in real time, the couple quickly finds that they are not alone on this unpredictable evening. In a delightful and unexpected twist, Casey and Aaron’s inner critics take on a life of their own when other restaurant patrons transform into supportive best friends, manipulative exes and protective parents, who sing and dance them through ice-breakers, appetizers and potential conversational land mines. Can this couple turn what could be a dating disaster into something special before the check arrives?
by Norm Foster
“The Ladies Foursome” is a female version of “The Foursome”, but with a completely different story. It’s the day after the funeral of a friend, and three women gather for a round of golf in honour of their recently deceased playing partner. They are joined by a fourth woman, another old friend of the deceased that the other three didn’t know about. During the round the women discuss life, love, men, sex, children, careers…everything but golf. Many surprises, secrets and confessions come to the surface during this hilarious and heart-warming round of golf.
By Horton Foote
Horton Foote’s moving play tells the story of Carrie Watts, an elderly woman, who longs to escape the cramped Houston apartment where she lives with her protective son, Ludie, and her authoritarian daughter-in-law, Jessie Mae. Carrie wants to return to her beloved hometown of Bountiful, Texas, one final time before she dies, so she escapes to the bus station and befriends a young woman named Thelma. The new friends travel toward Bountiful together, but when Carrie arrives in nearby Harrison, Texas, she begins to learn that her beloved town isn’t the same as she remembered it.
By Jack Sharkey
A thunderstorm! The lights go out! An agonized voice! A pistol shot! The lights come up! A blonde in black lace stands over the dead man holding a bloody dagger! The detective examines the body and announces, “He’s been strangled!” This delightful evening of mayhem gallops madly about the stage and will leave your audience breathless with surprise and laughter.