Imagine Sex and the City on a golf course! Canada’s best-loved storyteller is back, this time with hijinks on the links in The Ladies Foursome. It’s the day after the funeral, and three women gather for a round of golf in honour of their recently departed fourth. They are joined at the tee by an old friend of the deceased and many surprises, secrets and confessions come to the surface during this hilarious and heart-warming round of golf. Absolutely no topic is off limits with this foursome as they take on the challenges of the course…and each other. As raucous, rowdy, and hilarious a journey as you’ve ever been on, don’t miss this newest must-see comedy hit!
Welcome to the Mayfield and our first production of 2018. I can think of no better way to fight off the gloom of a long winter than with a fabulous comedy from Canada’s most produced playwright. Norm Foster is a master of quick wit and situational mayhem, and this piece is no exception. Three friends and a stranger find themselves on the golf course, brought together by the unexpected passing of a mutual friend. What starts out as a celebratory round of golf, honoring their departed friend, becomes much more. Anything goes as they openly tee off on the course as well as each other. This show is perfectly cast with four extraordinarily talented actors doing what they do. Many secrets revealed, many barbs thrown and many laughs to be had. More than anything, The Ladies Foursome drives home a celebration of friendship. I hope you have a wonderful time at the play and thank you for attending live theatre at the Mayfield!
Jim is pleased as punch to be back at the Mayfield, having worked on the first Back to the 80’s as well as Folkswaggin’. His indie company Wild Side Productions has produced Mark O’Rowe’s Terminus, the Canadian Premieres of Anne Washburn’s 10 out of 12, Will Eno’s The Realistic Joneses, Neil Labute’s Fat Pig and Jim Cartwright’s I Licked A Slag’s Deodorant. Other Wild Side shows were Sarah Ruhl’s Passion Play, Conor McPherson’s Shining City and Martin McDonogh’s The Pillowman. Recent directing credits include Love’s Labour’s Lost, Coriolanus and King Lear for FreeWill Shakespeare Festival, David Ive’s Venus in Fur, Joni Mitchell’s Songs of a Prairie Girl, David Lindsay-Abaire’s Rabbit Hole, Christopher Shinn’s Dying City, and Itamar Moses’ The Four of Us. Awards: six Sterlings for Direction (Pentecost, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Mad Forest, Lion in the Streets, Road and The Wolf Within), as well as for Set Design (M.Butterfly).
Belinda is delighted to be back at the Mayfield! She previously appeared here in The 39 Steps, Boeing Boeing, Shear Madness and Don’t Dress For Dinner. Other recent credits include: The Merchant of Venice, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Romeo and Juliet, Coriolanus (Freewill Shakespeare Festival); No Exit, Our Man In Havana (Bright Young Things); The Exquisite Hour, Witness to a Conga (Teatro La Quindicina); The Realistic Joneses (Wildside Productions). Film and TV credits include Tiny Plastic Men (Superchannel), Caution: May Contain Nuts (APTN), and she has provided a number of voices for BioWare’s game series Mass Effect and Dragon Age. She is also a core company member of DieNasty, the Live Improvised Soap Opera, and one half of the aerial duo The Hilaerialists with Stephanie Wolfe – they climb things and make jokes. She is hoping to make her father very proud with her newly developed golfing skills.
Amber was last seen at the Mayfield in Baskerville and Don’t Dress For Dinner. Other Stage credits include: Burning Bluebeard (Edmonton Actor’s Theatre/Theatre Network), Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter’s Tale, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Romeo & Juliet, King John, The Merchant of Venice, As You Like It, Othello, The Comedy of Errors, Falstaff and Henry V (Bard on the Beach), Gideon’s Knot (SkirtsAfire), The End of Civilization, Adult Entertainment (Punctuate! Theatre), The Importance of Being Earnest, The Philanderer (Arts Club), The Ugly One (Plan B Collective) and Saint Joan (Chemainus Theatre). Film and TV: It’s Not My Fault (Mosaic Entertainment), Supernatural (CW), Shattered (Global) and Skew (Sleep Apnea Productions). Amber is a graduate of George Brown Theatre School in Toronto.
Stephanie is pleased to be returning to the Mayfield! Past productions here include The Last Resort, Boeing Boeing, Shear Madness and many more. Most recently, Stephanie was in Peter and the Starcatcher; the Citadel Theatre, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe; Teatro la Quindicina, Burning Bluebeard; Edmonton Actors Theatre, The Merry Wives of Windsor; Free Will Shakespeare Festival. Local companies she has worked with include: Theatre Network, Northern Light Theatre, Workshop West, Phoenix Theatre. Across Canada Stephanie has worked at Ottawa’s National Arts Centre, Regina’s Globe Theatre, Saskatoon’s Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan, ATP and Theatre Calgary, in Calgary. She is a founding member of the award winning Live Improvised Soap Opera, Die-Nasty. She is a voice over artist and a recipient of both Sterling and AMPIA Awards. Film and TV credits include a recurring role on Tiny Plastic Men and A Frosty Affair.
Karen was most recently seen in A Christmas Carol at the Globe Theatre in Regina and The Last Romance with Miracle Theatre B.C.. Other career highlights include ten seasons with The Shaw Festival and eight seasons with The Stratford Festival. Karen has also played on Broadway, at the Old Vic in London, England and toured Canada and the USA with Brian Macdonald’s famous production of The Mikado. Other theatre credits include: director of Poor by Suzanne Ristic – Essential Theatre Collective; Ladies’ Foursome – Theatre Aquarius; All Shook Up – Drayton Entertainment/Globe Theatre/ Stage West; Addams Family – Neptune Theatre; James and the Giant Peach – Young People’s Theatre; George F. Walker’s The Ravine – Lyndesfarne Theatre Projects; Doubt – Rose Theatre; Mary Poppins, See How They Run, Too Many Cooks, Perfect Wedding – Drayton Entertainment. Karen has also taught drama at Sheridan College, the Randolph Academy of Performing Arts and at the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy.