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Ingersoll Theatre of Performing Arts presents Norm Foster's My Darling Judith, a play that teaches how not to get divorced

From left, Doug Robinson, Michelle Murphy, Jim Hill and Angela Carvalho star in ITOPA’s My Darling Judith.

From left, Doug Robinson, Michelle Murphy, Jim Hill and Angela Carvalho star in ITOPA’s My Darling Judith.

David and Anna concoct a scheme to get married as soon as possible. The problem is that David is married to Judith, and needs a fast divorce. They recruit Carl to seduce Judith, but things don’t quite go as planned.

My Darling Judith is a comedy by renowned Canadian playwright, Norm Foster, and hits the stage at the Ingersoll Theatre of Performing Arts Friday, June 15.

Veteran director, Douglas Avram, loves Norm Foster comedies because of the characters and stories Foster creates.

“He sees the humour and foibles we go through,” says Avram. “Man, that sounds like me sometimes,” is a sentiment often echoed in the audience.

“Norm Foster understands the human psyche, and is a master craftsman with words. The humour is both visible and cerebral, and the clever dialogue makes people laugh.”

Avram really wanted to bring this play to life at ITOPA.

“There is too much seriousness in the world. It’s good to laugh, and Norm Foster brings us joy. We feel good about the story, and when the audiences leave the theatre, they’ll feel good about coming to the show.”

Avram has directed several ITOPA productions, the last being “The Odd Couple, Female Version” in 2016.

“I fell in love with the character of Judith,” says Avram. “She has exuberant energy that fills the space, and a gamut of emotions.”

He expects the audiences will love Judith too.

My Darling Judith stars Michelle Murphy, Jim Hill, Angela Carvalho, and Doug Robinson.

The show, sponsored by The Charles Dickens Pub, is playing at Park Place Theatre, 88 Thames St. S. Ingersoll, June 15, 16, 17*, 21, 22, 23, 24* (*Sunday matinee). Curtain time is 7:30 p.m., Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.

Tickets are available at www.itopa.ca or by calling 519-485-3070. A stair lift and hearing assist system are available to ITOPA patrons.