Lacombe’s Cow Patti Theatre introduces 24th season

Theatre will produce two Canadian plays by Norm Foster

Lacombe’s Cow Patti Dinner Theatre recently announced their 24th season, which promises to deliver, “homegrown hospitality, down-home humour and home-style cooking”.

This year, the theatre is putting a huge emphasis on Canadian content, with Canadian Playwright Norm Foster being the pen behind both their upcoming shows: The Great Kooshog Lake Hollis McCauley Fishing Derby and Lunenberg.

The decision to feature Foster in both productions comes after the success of Foster’s Halfway There last year.

“It has become even clearer to what our audiences are wanting for their entertainment buck: Canadian humour that pivots around everyday folk in everyday rural Canada,” Cow Patti Producer AnnaMarie Lea said in a media release.

The success of Halfway There contributed to a 20 per cent audience increase last season and Lea expects growth to continue in their 24th season.

“This increase in numbers makes us very proud and contributes to our Cow Patti mandate of bringing professional theatre to rural Canada,” Lea said in the statement.

The Great Kooshog Lake Hollis McCauley Fishing Derby, which opens November 8 is a sitcom styled comedy that brings a city slicker into the fictional town of Kooshog Lake.

“Think Shitt’s Creek meets Corner Gas meets Bob Newhart,” Lea said in the release.

The show will feature plenty of familiar faces in the cast.

The second show of the year, Lunenberg, will come in 2020 and is a new comedy by Foster which, like Halfway There, is staged in Nova Scotia.

Lunenberg is a warm-hearted love story sprinkled with a little mystery, a little intrigue and a whole lot of humour,” Lea said.

Cow Patti will also continue to their tradition of holding benefit performances, which have raised over $550,000 in 23 years.

“We encourage our patrons to consider taking in one of these benefit dinner theater or brunch theatres to help in growing this very important part of Cow Patti’s purpose.

For more information, you can contact Lea at 403 304 6329 or email

With files from Cow Patti Theatre

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