The cast and crew of Norm Foster’s “The Ladies Foursome” got together for the first time on Sunday, February 8th, to fill out paperwork (yes, we have paperwork), meet and greet, and read through the script. I’m playing Tate and my cast mates are Madeleine Drake playing Margot, Susie McCarthy playing Connie, and Cindy Shields playing Dory. All of us have worked with one another in some combination, except for me and Cindy. And for most of us, this is our first time working with the director, Danielle Ozymandias. Our stage manager is the intrepid Teresa Stirewalt. Poor Teresa, she’s the one that going to have to keep all of us crazy ladies in line.
A first read is always exciting. You get to hear the entire script out loud for probably the first time. You start getting a feel for how your fellow actors are going to portray their characters. If you’re lucky, you get the sense that this is not only going to be a great show, but a great experience. That is exactly how we all felt on Sunday. It’s a good way to start.
In “The Ladies Foursome,” Norm Foster, Canada’s most produced playwright and a great favorite of The Little Fish audience, has created a show full of laughs and heart. Three long time friends play a round of golf with a newcomer from out of town. The four ladies are brought together by the sudden death of a mutual friend. Over 18 holes of golf, life is discussed and secrets are revealed.
Will they all survive the round? Will we survive the rehearsal process? Can you really swing a golf club in the LFT theater without hitting a wall? Stay tuned! We open on March 12th and I’ll be keeping you posted on our progress.