The story spans 30 years and half a dozen meetings between Bud, a salesman and Molly, his boss’s wife.
Sharing the role of Bud are SOAP veteran Patrick Turner, playing young Bud, and soon to be SOAP regular Clem Jones, playing the role of Older Bud. Bud is smitten from the very first meeting while Molly, played by newcomers Sarah Wilkie and Lyn Kaulback, let’s just say, is 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. The cast is rounded out by Tracey Henderson, Jeff Smith and Chelsea Cameron-Horner, who are all up to the fun challenge on playing multiple roles.
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-liners serves the script well and has the audience smiling, chuckling and laughing throughout the play. Directed by Jen Jensen and Produced by Nathan Linders, “Old Love” will leave you grinning from ear to ear.
You can catch SOAP Theatre’s production of Old Love in Oliver at Frank Venables Theatre February 2 & 3 and In Osoyoos at OSS Theatre on February 9 & 10. All shows are at 7:30 with a special matinee in Oliver on February 3rd at 2:00. Tickets and information can be found at www.venablestheatre.ca