Run For Your Wife
By Ray Cooney
Directed by Bob Goodhue
This play written by Ray Cooney, recognized as the "master of farce" is one of his funniest plays and certainly his most popular. The hilarity starts when John's (played by Lester Collins) two lives begin to unravel. For three years he has successfully kept his two marriages separate and secret from each other, spending mornings with Barbara (Kimberly Sauer) and evenings with Mary (Kathy McCarthy-Hickethier). But when he is injured intervening in a mugging, his life of lies is complicated when the police return him to the wrong home at the wrong time. Things only get worse for John when his picture appears in the local paper and another police officer shows up to investigate how two men named John Smith with different addresses were both mugged on the same day. With the help of neighbor Stanley (Dennis David), John heaps lies upon lies to cover up his secret and the result is a mixture of slapstick and misdirection reminiscent of a Monty Python and Benny Hill. The rest of the cast includes Ryan Ebert as Bobby and Jim Ross as Officer Porterhouse and Mandy Brownell as Officer Troughton. The story line does contain a lot of adult humor and may not be appropriate for children.
Produced by Sand County Players at Dellwood Pavilion, 1907 Deerborn Ln., Friendship, WI
Performances: April 24 - May 2, 2009
Dinner shows: April 24th & 25th, May 1st & 2nd, Dinner 6pm, show 7 pm
Sunday Matinee/Meal noon, show 1 pm
Show only April 30th 7 pm
Ticket Prices: Dinner show $20.00, Matinee/Meal $20.00, Show only $9.00
Call 608-339-3725 for reservations or more information.