There’s more to golf than just putting and having an excellent back swing.
In Cow Patti Theatre’s latest production The Ladies Foursome, we learn there is more to the show than just golf terminology, but we get to see a true reflection of life and of course, enjoy some laughs as well.
The Ladies Foursome, premiering for the first time in western Canada, at the Lacombe Golf and Country Club, will run until the end of March.
The production features the cast of four strong women, one 18-hole golf course and the renowned wit of Norm Foster.
Many may remember The Foursome, also penned by Foster, which Cow Patti Theatre previously featured last season.
Director Jesse Collins said The Ladies Foursome is not the female version, but is more inspired thematically by the The Foursome and has its own distinct story.
“In my opinion it’s one of the strongest plays,” he said. “It’s funny. It has a lot of heart.”
Cow Patti Theatre’s Artistic Producer and one of the four cast members AnnaMarie Lea said she heard a rumour last year that Foster had written a sequel of The Foursome. “I immediately emailed him,” she said. “I grabbed it. A lot of people saw The Foursome last season. We are really excited to give this to the audience.”
She added Foster has revolutionized theatre, making productions accessible to the people.
“He’s allowed the people to take ownership of the theatre,” she said. “Our audience is always filled with a variety of people. It’s great to see them transformed. He (Foster) has done that for us.”
Collins added it is very significant why Foster writes plays about everyday people, for regular people in communities like Lacombe and the surrounding area.
“They will find if they come out, they will enjoy a story of regular people sharing about their lives,” he said. “It’s a very funny take on a bunch of girls. They really talk about everything but golf.”
Lea added she’s thrilled to present The Ladies Foursome, especially with an all-new cast. The production features Debra Hale as Connie, Michelle LeBlanc as Tate, Lea as Margot and Alison Lawrence as Dory. Collins is a guest director, who has over 30 years’ experience in theatre and directing.
From tee-off to the 18th hole, The Ladies Foursome is a fun-filled celebration of friendship.
Essentially, The Ladies Foursome tells the tale of three females who play a round of golf the day after a funeral of a beloved friend. The trio is joined by a fourth woman, another old friend of their deceased friend who they didn’t know anything about. During the round of golf they discuss everything under the sun: life, love, men, sex, children and careers.
No topic is off limits for the girls as they take on the challenging course and each other. Some surprises and confessions come to the surface during the test of the bonds of friendship.
Lea said the main mandate of Cow Patti Theatre is to make people laugh.
“We try to do a show that has a bit of meat as well,” she explained. “But we need to laugh. Come on out and see a really good show — What an escape,” she said.
The Ladies Foursome runs through to March 29th at the Lacombe Golf and Country Club.
Performances are on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday evening. Doors open at 6 p.m. with dinner served at 6:45 p.m. Saturday and Sunday afternoons are brunch shows.
The theatre is also hosting eight benefit shows for various local community groups.
For more information about The Ladies Foursome or Cow Patti Theatre visit www.cowpatti.com. For tickets contact the box office at 403-782-3956 or 403-304-6329.