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St. Jacobs Country Playhouse

Doris and Ivy in the Home

An Ageless Comedy

June 19 to July 6, 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.

Show Calendar

Legend:

  • Discount Day
  • Opening
  • Student Show (Not Sold Online)

Wednesday

Jun 19

Doris and Ivy in the Home

Thursday

Jun 20

Doris and Ivy in the Home

Friday

Jun 21

Doris and Ivy in the Home

Saturday

Jun 22

Doris and Ivy in the Home

Sunday

Jun 23

Doris and Ivy in the Home

Wednesday

Jun 26

Doris and Ivy in the Home

Thursday

Jun 27

Doris and Ivy in the Home

Friday

Jun 28

Doris and Ivy in the Home

Saturday

Jun 29

Doris and Ivy in the Home

Sunday

Jun 30

Doris and Ivy in the Home

Tuesday

Jul 2

Doris and Ivy in the Home

Wednesday

Jul 3

Doris and Ivy in the Home

Thursday

Jul 4

Doris and Ivy in the Home

Friday

Jul 5

Doris and Ivy in the Home

Saturday

Jul 6

Doris and Ivy in the Home


Meet The Artists

David Nairn

David Nairn

Director

Beckie Morris

Beckie Morris

Set Designer

Joanna Lee

Joanna Lee

Costume Designer

Jeff JohnstonCollins

Jeff JohnstonCollins

Lighting Designer

Headshot of Paula Stewart

Paula Stewart

Stage Manager

Headshot of Arlen Otten

Arlen Otten

Apprentice Stage Manager


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