Search for the Perfect Woman at Little Fish Theatre's The Love List

Jan 30, 2012
Little Fish Theatre

Two men's search for the perfect woman turns up the laughter in Little Fish Theatre's second offering of its 2012 Main Stage Season in Norm Foster's "The Love List," directed by Ovation Award winning director, Stephanie Coltrin. Leon and Bill celebrate a fiftieth birthday by filling out a gypsy matchmaker's wish list for the perfect woman. When that longed-for lady walks through the door, both of their lives are turned upside down and they quickly learn that their list could use a few revisions. "Funny, sophisticated and sexy." - HAMILTON SPECTATOR

Divorced for 7 years and dateless for nearly that long, Bill clings to his idealistic views of love. Leon has grown cynical over the course of his 24-year marriage. When the two men try to come up with a list of the 10 most desirable qualities in a woman, Bill lists "sense of humor" and is promptly challenged by Leon, who steers him towards more superficial attributes: "Large breasts," Leon advises. "A sense of humor is very overrated."

When the embodiment of their list arrives in the flesh, they find they must immediately revise their wishes, but each revision brings its own hilarious problems. The old adage "Be careful what you wish for" has never been more delightfully demonstrated than in this sparkling comedy.

Norm Foster has been the most produced playwright in Canada every year for the past twenty years. Though his plays are known mainly for their comedic qualities, they are not without their serious moments as well. "I find it far more satisfying if I can make an audience laugh and feel a little heartache within the same story," says Foster. "It's the stories that touch an audience's heart as well as its funny-bone that are the most rewarding."

"It's hysterically funny," says director Stephanie Coltrin, "and with this hand-picked cast we just can't go wrong. They're all so talented." David Graham and Bert Pigg were paired together in last year's critically acclaimed Mid-Week offering, "Stones in His Pockets." Add into the mix the spitfire "woman of their dreams" played by the highly talented Kimberly Patterson, who played Beatrice in last summer's Shakespeare by the Sea production of "Much Ado About Nothing, it's an even more delectable dish. "The Love List" is sure to be a hit.

Little Fish Theatre presents new, classic and contemporary plays in downtown San Pedro, providing San Pedro and the South Bay community with professional, highly acclaimed theatrical productions, 38 weeks of the year. The theater also produces the very popular summer outdoor productions of Shakespeare by the Sea.