Old Love: romantic comedy onstage soon

“I used to have a plan,” Molly tells Bud the first time they meet.  25 years later, Molly finds herself a widowed empty nester, and still without a plan. Bud, however, has a plan that includes both of them, and has had 2 1/2 decades to mull over his inextinguishable longing for a woman he only met briefly three times.

Much to Molly’s dismay, Bud relentlessly pursues her, starting with an awkwardly amusing interaction at her late husband’s graveside on the day of the funeral.  She is determined to rebuff him and live out her days alone, feeling that she is “too old’ for love and romance. Bud is adamant about breaking down her walls and relighting her passion for life and love with the flame he has been holding for her all these years.

Through a series of endearingly awkward encounters, both present and past, Old Love’s characters will force the audience to face issues of infidelity, divorce, bucking the status quo, and what it means to really be alive.

Come fall in love all over again!

The story spans 30 years and half a dozen meetings between Bud, a salesman, and Molly, his boss’s wife. One of them is smitten from the very first meeting – the other, let’s just say – less so. The play moves forward and back through their sporadic encounters, mostly manufactured by Bud, with each character baring their heart and soul to the other in poignant monologues.

​Canada’s preeminent comic playwright, Norm Foster, has written a clever and witty dialogue celebrating the pursuit of love, the kind of love that ‘makes you breathe just a little bit faster.’ Charmingly written, Foster’s use of one-liner’s serve the script well and has the audience smiling, chuckling and laughing throughout the play.

Show Times:
Frank Venables Theatre – Oliver
Friday Evening, February 2 at 7:30 pm
Saturday Matinee, February 3 at 2:00 pm
Saturday Evening, February 3 at 7:30 pm

OSS Theatre – Osoyoos
Friday Evening, February 9 at 7:30 pm
Saturday Evening, February 10 at 7:30 pm

Tickets for both Oliver and Osoyoos are available through the Venables Theatre Box Office and online. Visit www.venablestheatre.ca for tickets. Visit SOAP Theatre’s website www.soplayers.ca for more details.