Opening night is always an exciting and terrifying night for an actor, especially when you are performing a comedy. After weeks of rehearsal and hearing the same jokes over and over, the only thing you are sure of is that the show is not funny. Then the curtain goes up (or the lights come on in the case of Little Fish Theatre) and you get that first laugh. Oh joy! Oh rapture! The audience thinks it’s funny. The actor starts breathing again.
The Ladies Foursome got lots of laughs our first two shows and we thank each and every patron who came to share this funny, touching story with us. The audience is always the last cast member to join a production but the audience is also the most important cast member. The audience is our purpose, for a play means nothing if it is not shared. The audience is what makes live theater unique. Each live performance is changed by each audience member. No two shows of The Ladies Foursome will ever be the same because no two audiences will ever be the same.
We have found in our first two performances that this play reaches people on a very intimate level. Norm Foster has written four very different characters that our audiences have seen themselves in. They laugh and cry because they’ve had that conversation (or something like it); they’ve fought with a friend (and made up). They’ve shared secrets and discovered that the truth makes the friendship stronger, not weaker.
So come on down and join us. We can’t do the show without you. After all, you’re part of the cast.