Pigs Do Fly Productions THE LADIES FOURSOME Returns To Empire Stage - 10/4 - 21

Pigs Do Fly Productions THE LADIES FOURSOME Returns To Empire Stage - 10/4 - 21Pigs Do Fly Productions' production of The Ladies Foursome played to consistently full houses when it ran at Empire Stage last March. The show was such a success that the company's founder and Executive Producer, Ellen Wacher decided to bring 'the ladies' back onto the golf course and let them swing their way through another round! The show will run from October 4th through October 21st - once again at Empire Stage in Fort Lauderdale.

"Why not?" Wacher said recently. "I kept hearing from people saying their friends heard great things about the show and were sorry they'd missed it. Or that they hadn't laughed so much in the theatre for ages and wanted to see it again. The play - and the dialogue - is thoughtful, clever, realistic, and very, very funny, and it really resonated with our audiences - both men and women. So this is truly a case of 'back by popular demand'!"

The show's premise is simple: It's the day after the funeral, and three women gather for a round of golf in honor of their recently departed play partner. A mysterious fourth joins them, and so begins a raucous and rowdy 18 holes filled with secrets, surprises, confessions... and sex

The production will once again be directed by Genie Croft and all four original cast members - Janice Hamilton, Deborah Kondelik, Jacqueline Laggy, and Elissa Solomon are back on board for this round.


"I am delighted we have the opportunity to be on the links once more, with this production," Croft says. "Having done the show with this talented cast before, this time around they are able to expand in a more significant, and deeper way to their friendships, and pursuits of their own dreams, while achieving a higher level of humor.

"These four women have played golf together every week for 14 years, and they believe this is the perfect way to honor their friend," Croft explained when she spoke about the play last March. "Each one of the foursome has her secrets - some have been taken to the grave, and others are revealed in moments of anger, jealously, drunkenness, and guilt. As they play the links, confessions about men, sex, love, children, and careers come to the fore as they challenge each other's views. The Ladies Foursome is a tribute to the pitfalls and pleasures of friendships and their lasting significance in our lives."

Norm Foster is considered to be Canada's most produced playwright. He discovered his talents as a playwright in Fredericton, New Brunswick, while he was working as host of a popular morning radio show. He accompanied a friend to an audition, and landed his first acting job, as Elwood P. Dowd in Harvey, without ever having even seeing a play. Intrigued with the theatre, he set his pen to paper and wrote his first play titled Sinners.

An extremely prolific writer, Foster has had more than fifty plays produced on professional stages around the world. Other well-known plays include The Love List, The Long Weekend; Bedtime Stories; Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun; Storm Warning; Skin Flick; Outlaw; Hilda's Yard; On A First Name Basis; Old Love; Mending Fences and Here on the Flight Path. Frequently compared to American playwright Neil Simon, Foster pens plays that are known for their humor, accessibility, and insight into the everyday tribulations of life.

Tickets for The Ladies Foursome are $39 and are available on line at www.pigsdoflyproductions.com or by calling 866-811-4111. Performances are on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 pm, and on Sunday at 5 pm. All performances will take place Empire Stage, 1140 N. Flager Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304.

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