The Ladies Foursome

The day after their friend Catherine’s funeral, Margot, Tate, and Connie gather for a round of golf in honor of their recently departed fourth. At the course they are joined by another woman, an old friend of Catherine’s they’ve never met. Over eighteen holes, secrets and confessions unravel as the women discuss love, sex, children, and everything in between. This play by Norm Foster promises to be a fun night out at the theatre.

Directed by: Bill Murphy
Play by: Norm Foster
Dates: February 8-10 and 14-17, 2024, at 7:30pm. February 11 at 2pm.

CAST

Sandy LeMaitreMargot
Musical or Drama, onstage or off, Sandy loves spending time at the Roxy. She feels blessed to be part of yet another wonderful theatre family. Sandy is beyond excited to finally share the stage with the very funny and talented Jane Phillips, and is thrilled to be working again with Donna Fisher Potter (Nunsense, White Christmas, and Sister Act), and Shirley Holmes (Les Belle Soeurs, Odd Couple, and Short Handed). Cheers! She’ll see you on the tee box.

Jane PhillipsTate
Jane has been a member of OSLT for 14 years and is presently proud to support and encourage from the Vice President’s seat. She has proudly produced a number of OSLT shows and has been fortunate to also act over those years. Recently, she was Dotty in Noises Off, Rose’s mother in You, Me, and a Bit of Driftwood, Mrs. Hirshman in Please No Flowers, and Martha in The Game’s Afoot.  She feels so lucky and is so thankful for it all…and now to be working with Bill Murphy, her golfing buddies, and this crew – “You are the best…by par!”. Thanks for playing with us, after all we do it Fore you!…And to my understudy husband Jed…always…thank you – you are my best partner!

Donna Fisher-Potter – Connie
It was a magical combination of golf mixed with theatre performance in a Norm Foster play that lured Donna back onto the stage this season. Add in direction by the fabulous Bill Murphy, the chance to act alongside three amazing ladies and the result was a perfect opportunity for a hilarious, fun and challenging experience! Donna has been involved with OSLT for a “long long time”! You may have seen her many times before, often in her beloved musical genre in productions like Oklahoma, Les Misérables, The Sound of Music, Anything Goes, Brigadoon, White Christmas and Sister Act. Some other non-musical shows include, The Lost Tire Gang, Les Belle Soeurs, Squabbles, The Graduate, and many years ago another Norm Foster play Here on the Flight Path. Backstage Donna has helped in the hair, makeup and costume departments and she thanks the crew and all of the volunteers who work at the theatre to make these productions possible. As an avid golfer and member at Legacy Ridge Golf Course she can attest that hitting the imaginary ball in the show is much easier than hitting the real thing! Fore…!!

Shirley Holmes Dory
Shirley has been a member of OSLT for a “quite a while” and she is thrilled to be part of another rare female focused production. Over the years, she has appeared in Steel Magnolias, the female version of The Odd Couple and Calendar Girls while directing Little WomenLes Belles Soeurs, and the female version of Whose Life Is It Anyway? An avid member of Legacy Ridge Golf Course, she is particularly grateful to work on this production with director Bill again, her three fantastic female cast mates and all while being joined by a dynamic and dedicated crew.  

CREW

Bill Murphy – Director/Lighting Design
Bill has had many roles in his 48 years as an OSLT member, including directing, acting, play polishing, set building, lighting, and being a Director for the Board. He is delighted to be directing again after last year’s very successful production of Sheilah Spurr’s Gorgeous Gallivanting Goddesses. He is thrilled to be working with a second group of four talented women once more. A big thanks to his production team, particularly Kathleen, Karen, and Val, and his own personal prompter, Jean. Thanks for supporting live theatre. Enjoy the show.

Kathleen MurphyProducer
Kathleen has been a dedicated OSLT member since 2015 and is thrilled to be back in the Producer’s role working with such a stellar team! She has produced a number of OSLT shows over the years, including last season’s production of Gorgeous Gallivanting Goddesses. She has also made a number of appearances in front of the curtain, most recently as part of the ensemble and “Punk Girl” in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (2021), and as “Hope” in You, Me, and a Bit of Driftwood (2023). She also currently sits as Secretary on the OSLT Board of Directors. Kathleen would like to thank Bill and Karen for all their support, collaboration, and leadership, and the rest of the TLF gang for their dedication, understanding, and enthusiasm! It’s been a slice! She hopes you all enjoy the show as much as this team has enjoyed bringing it to the Roxy stage! Fore!

Karen TwiningStage Manager
Karen has worked on many OSLT productions but has never had the chance to Stage Manage for Bill Murphy. It has been an absolute pleasure working with Bill and this cast and crew! Thank you to my amazing team. Hard work and lots of laughter at all rehearsals. It is so rewarding watching a show grow from start to finish.  How do they memorize all those lines?  

Val PrettieAssistant Stage Manager/Lead Set Painting & Décor/Hair Design
Working backstage is Val’s niche. She enjoys being part of the Stage Management Team, as well as painting the set for this production, and many past OSLT productions. You will also often see her volunteering as part of the hair dressing team, and a bartender or ushering for shows at the Roxy. Thanks to Bill and Karen and all the team! It’s been so much fun – “Fore”. Also, special thanks to my painting crew: Carey Carrick, Karen Giberson, Darlene Sebesta, Anne Stewart, and Mary Lou Strimas… Sit back and enjoy a day at the golf course!

Carrie KeelingAssistant Stage Manager/Lead Hair Design
Carrie is thrilled to be heading up the hair team for the first time in an OSLT production. She has been part of the hair team for a handful of productions and is happy to be stepping up into the lead role. She is also trying her hand at ASM for the first time. She has been enjoying the process of working behind the scenes as much as on stage. She wants to thank Val for all her guidance as she navigates these two new positions.

Susan Sankey – Lead Wardrobe/Properties
Susan has been a member/volunteer with the Owen Sound Little Theatre for more than fifteen years. During that time she has fulfilled may roles: Director, Stage Manager, Front of House, Bartender and for this play Costumes. She is delighted to be working with such a strong cast and crew on this show. Enjoy The Ladies Foursome!!

Brodie McGruer – Lead Set Design & Build
Brodie has trotted upon the stage as King Arthur, Banquo and the devilish Dick Dudgeon. He is pleased to be joining the “Ladies Foursome” team as Set Designer.  Brodie’s previous sets have taken us out to sea with Anything Goes, to the farmhouse with Having Hope at Home and back to school in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. This, his fourth set design with OSLT, Brodie tries his hand at grounds keeping as we head out to the golf course. He would like to thank his build team of Bill Murphy, Jack Goad, and Paul Nicholson… I hope you enjoy. It’s been a slice!

Jodi Armstrong – Lead Properties
Jodi is returning backstage, this time as the lead for the properties team. After learning the ropes on some previous OSLT productions – Sister ActBorn YesterdayBeauty and the Beast, and Gorgeous Gallivanting Goddesses, she is ready to go it alone but with the guidance of her mentor Debbie Morris – thanks Debbie! – and assistance of Sue Sankey in the wings – thanks Susan for all your help! Sometimes you can find Jodi in the producer role for OSLT, previously for The Christmas Tree movie and The Game’s Afoot.  “I am happy to call OSLT my second family.”

Jack Goad – Lead Lighting Team
One time Jack went golfing, he was beginning his pre-shot routine, visualizing the upcoming shot, when a voice came over the clubhouse tannoy: “Would the gentleman on the woman’s tee back up to the men’s tee please.” Jack ignored the request and kept concentrating, when once more, the man yelled: “Would the man on the woman’s tee back up to the men’s tee, PLEASE!” Jack turned, looked through the clubhouse window directly at the person with the microphone and shouted back: “Would the person in the clubhouse kindly stop shouting and let me play my second shot!” Jack since stopped playing golf so now has the time to look after the lighting for this show.

Rick Twining – Lead Sound Design
While normally seen on the stage, Rick decided to tackle the task of finding and setting up all the songs and sounds for The Ladies Foursome. As his professional life was spent creating systems for Windows computers, he had quite the time figuring out a MAC. Once he got past the point the MAC mouse doesn’t have a separate left and right click button, he was off to the races!

Michelle MerizziLead Make-up
Michelle has been a professional makeup artist for 30 years, and has worked with many of the top photographers and directors in Canada. She is thrilled to be a part of the OSLT team!

Jean Murphy – Prompter
Jean has been a key fixture backstage as prompter extraordinaire for a number of OSLT productions. She is not afraid of the dark and has yet to fall asleep on the job! The Ladies Foursome company is thrilled to have her as part of the team!

Karina McKerrollProduction Team Assistant
This is Karina’s first round participating on a theatre production team, and boy does she love her performance, theatre, Canadian playwrights, and golf! Karina grew up as a dancer and performer and continued her studies at Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts, where she studied singing, acting, and dancing. She recalls spending countless hours in the Toronto Reference Library’s 5th floor, Theatre Books, and too many coffee shops, studying Canadian playwrights including Norm Foster, Judith Thompson, Daniel MacIvor, George. F. Walker, Joan McLeod, Vern Thiessen, and Michel Tremblay. She absolutely loves diving deeply into plays and analyzing characters, conflict, and intentions. Karina also went on to complete a Bachelor of Commerce degree, so when she needs to get on the ball, she utilizes her business savvy side. She is thrilled to be a part of such a sharp, funny, warm group of professionals, and has thoroughly enjoyed helping wherever she can. She can’t thank her mentors, Kathleen Murphy and Bill Murphy, enough for their continued support in her educational journey. 

John Fearnall – Set & Company Photography

John Prettie – Headshot Photography

Photos by: John Fearnall

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