We had so much fun golfing (and I use the term golfing loosely)! The cast and crew of “The Ladies Foursome” met early Sunday morning at a little 9-hole, par 3 golf course in Torrance. Getting a chance to practice a play in the actual setting doesn’t happen very often. Many plays have multiple locations or take place in historic or unattainable locations like the Titanic or ancient Greece or 1940’s Germany (a shameless plus for “Taking Sides”). So, when I get an opportunity to work in the actual environment of the play, I take it.
It was cold and cloudy and rain was threatening but running the lines of the play while on an actual golf tee really helped all of us get a sense of the movement and the patter. The field trip also elicited gales of laughter when we actually tried to hit the golf balls. I hit the ball twice and twice it ended up in the trees. Well, that’s why we’re actors. We don’t have to be golfers, we just have to play them on the Little Fish stage!
We went back to the theater to finish rehearsal when the raindrops started getting our scripts wet but it was mission accomplished. We all felt closer to each other and we now have a common reference point as we transform LFT into an 18-hole golf course (lots of audience imagination will be required).
We’re two weeks out now and will be bringing this beautiful, touching, funny play to you all soon. We can’t wait. We hope you’re looking forward to seeing “The Ladies Foursome” as much as we are looking forward to performing it for you.