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Huron Country Playhouse

Doris and Ivy in the Home

An Ageless Comedy

July 11 to July 28, 2024

By Norm Foster

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Life – or at least a second chance at it – begins at age 70+, as Norm Foster tackles with his typical wit and wisdom in this comedy about love and friendship among those in their twilight years.  

Retired prison guard Doris Mooney has just moved in to Paradise Village, a retirement home in Canmore, Alberta. She quickly befriends Ivy Hoffbauer, a former champion skier who’s taken aback by Doris’ cheerful brashness. Rounding out the trio is dapper Arthur Beech, who has designs on Ivy.  What follows is a riotous tale that will shatter your preconceived notions of what “senior living” ought to be. 

A mirthful and thoughtful companion piece to the widely acclaimed Jonas and Barry in the Home, this refreshing comedy is a testament to living each day to the fullest – regardless of your age or stage in life.

Recommended for ages 13 and up.

Running Time: 2 hours and 20 minutes including a 20 minute intermission

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Doris and Ivy in the Home

  • Wednesday, July 24, 2024
  • 2:00pm

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Doris and Ivy in the Home

  • Thursday, July 25, 2024
  • 2:00pm

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Doris and Ivy in the Home

  • Thursday, July 25, 2024
  • 7:30pm

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Doris and Ivy in the Home

  • Friday, July 26, 2024
  • 2:00pm

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Doris and Ivy in the Home

  • Saturday, July 27, 2024
  • 2:00pm

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Doris and Ivy in the Home

  • Sunday, July 28, 2024
  • 2:00pm

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Reviews

Fantastic show! Excellent cast - had me laughing all the way through. Drayton productions never disappoint!
Jennifer R, New Liskeard
We thoroughly enjoyed our evening with Doris and Ivy; a humorist look at living at a seniors home! It was well done, the artists were great at their portrayals and we all left the theatre with big smiles!!! Thank you for a wonderful evening out!!!
Charlotte C., New Dundee
Absolutely wonderful ! Loved every minute !
Alan C., Kitchener
One of the funniest shows we've seen. Great job by the actors. Loved it.
Christine S, Drayton
It was absolutely wonderful. Great humor, great acting, just a total enjoyment
Mary Ann & Gene M, Hickson

Meet The Artists

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Valerie Boyle

Doris Mooney

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Elva Mai Hoover

Ivy Hoffbauer

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Rob McClure

Arthur Beech

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DORIS AND IVY IN THE HOME is staged by arrangement with Pam Winter, GGA, www.ggagency.ca.

DORIS AND IVY IN THE HOME was first produced by Upper Canada Playhouse in Morrisburg, ON in June, 2022