A college reunion ends with a number of unanticipated twists and turns during the Innisfail Town Theatres comedic rendition of The Foursome.
After graduating from business school, four old college friends went their separate ways but during a round of golf at their 20-year reunion, the friends find out more about each other then they ever knew before.
Having only briefly popped in and out of each others lives since college the friends have a lot of catching up to do but all four men find out they are still able to bring out the best and the worst in each other.
The entire play takes place on the golf course and features the men swapping stories over the 18 holes. Despite the simple concept and small cast of only four members, the humorous script and great interaction by the actors does not allow viewers to grow bored of scenery.
The four friends, Rick, Ted, Cameron, and Donnie, played by Jim Stenhouse, Glen Carritt, Mark Kemball, and Dave Kinsella, are all diverse and dynamic characters.
With one single, another newly married to a much younger bride, one married to his college sweetheart, and another married with five children, much of the conversation surrounds home, family, and love (both in and out of the bedroom). The play has its share of innuendo, but kept both young and old audience members laughing throughout the performance.
Not only do the characters have different family lives but all ended up in different areas of business, a topic which also frequents the conversation during the round of golf.
Throughout the performance the men reminisce about their college days sparking conversation that brings out new confessions, old secrets, and even renewing some competitive rivalries, leaving one team’s wallets emptier at the end of the game.
The house was almost full for opening night and the first run of the play went smooth except for one misdirected jest by ITT’s newest actor Glen Carritt, who must have forgotten who was writing the play review. But really, as in usual ITT fashion the actors worked to engage those in the audience with good natured jokes they worked into the script.
The animated characters more then kept the audience members minds from going blank for the duration of the play, as does reading the Innisfail Province, right Glen? (You will have to watch the play if you want to understand that one)
The acting, comedy, set design, and effects, were all effectively put together and the performance even ended with a short musical number.
The play runs throughout this week at the Ol’Moose Hall and tickets are still available.
The play was directed by Mary Cook and Karlene Duffy. The producers were Laurie Kooy, and Leanne Stickland.
Other contributors were Dona Edgar, Holli Duffy, Ron Kooy, Aric Duffy, Morley Mielke, Gene Hanson, Ian Ginther, Jim Carroll, Alanna Lindl, Darwin Ross, and Liz and Brian Bennett.
The Foursome is a ply written by Norm Foster.
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