Posted on 01/07/2016 9:00am by Jennifer Madigan
Imagine “Sex and the City” on a golf course, as The Public Theatre chases away the winter blues with the New England premiere of the smart and sassy comedy, The Ladies Foursome, playing Jan 22 – Jan 31st. Directed by two-time Tony Award winning actress Judith Ivey, this entertaining comedy centers on three friends who gather together to play a final round of golf in honor of their recently deceased fourth partner and close friend. Joined by an unknown friend of the deceased, these four women banter, tease and tee off about love, sex, motherhood and careers, learning about themselves and each other as they celebrate the bonds of friendship that link women together.
Written by Canada’s most produced playwright, Norm Foster, (often referred to as the Canadian Neil Simon), this fast-paced comedy, filled with belly laughs and touching moments, will appeal not only to women and golfers, but to anyone with friends.
Awarded the “Best Theatre in Maine” for the third year in a row by Down East Magazine’s readers’ poll, The Public Theatre continues its reputation for producing high quality professional theatre. The Ladies Foursome will be directed by Judith Ivey, Tony Award and the Drama Desk Award winner for her Broadway performances in Steaming and Hurlyburly. Judith is well-known for her numerous roles on stage, in film and on television including reoccurring roles on Will and Grace and Designing Women. Her directing credits include numerous regional and Off-Broadway theatres. The witty cast for this comedy includes Brigitte Viellieu-Davis as Connie, (a promiscuous television news anchor), Tarah Flanagan as Tate (a stay-at-home mom married to a surgeon), Janet Mitchko as Margot, (a divorced workaholic who runs a construction company) and Caralyn Kozlowski as Dory, the “new” fourth. The indoor golf course where the play takes place is designed by Kit Mayer, lighting by Bart Garvey and golf attire by Jonna Klaiber.
The Public Theatre continues its PLAY PAL program for people who love going to the theatre but can’t always find someone to go with, connecting solo theatre-goers with other solo theatre-lovers. The theatre will be combining its PLAY PAL program with its newly added 7:30pm Wine-Down Thursday performance on Jan 28th which includes a free preshow wine-tasting starting at 6:30 hosted by Rails Restaurant. This free pre-show meet and mingle for the entire audience is a great way to make new friends or socialize with the ones you’ll be attending the theatre with.
Performances of The Ladies Foursome are Jan 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, 31. Thurs/Fri 7:30pm, Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm, with an added matinee on Jan 30 @3pm. Adults $20, Group Rate (10+) $17. For tickets, call The Public Theatre Box Office at 782-3200 or visit www.thepublictheatre.org The Public Theatre is located at 31 Maple St. in downtown Lewiston.
This production is sponsored by The Brand Collective, Residence Inn Marriott, Praxis Production Studios, Evergreen Subaru, Visbaras Law LLC/Excalibur Title
2015-16 Season Underwriters: Platz Associates, Sun Journal, Austin Associates, Maine Magazine and Gleason Media Services.