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Monday, May 17, 2010

May the Farce Be With You

Yesterday, my buddy Tom Eisenhauer and I dropped by the Carriage House to see how Studio Players' production of Run For Your Wife was progressing.

When we got there, the first act was rolling right  along, with the characters delivering line after brilliant line and keeping me on the edge of my seat so I wouldn't miss a thing. 

Tom started snapping photos and I adjusted my posture to allow the full belly laughs that the play incites.  (I'm not an easy laugh, but once my giggle fuse has been lit, it's kinda hard to stop me.)

Accordingly, once the act was through and it was time to go, I didn't want to leave, and neither did Tom.  We both had things to do, and time was flying by, but we found it quite difficult to walk away, knowing we would have to wait a few days (when the show opens) to see how the rest of the hilarious plot unfolds...and that's just what we're gonna do!

Director Ross Carter has taken great pains to ensure the players are giving it their best, and if yesterday's rehearsal is any indication, audiences will be rolling in the aisles when the show opens later this week.

I particularly loved it that all the actors are using believable British accents, save David Senatore, who plays the American neighbor, the flamboyantly funny Bobby Franklin. He's guaranteed to have everyone in delightful stitches, as will the rest of the cast.

(all photos courtesy of Thomas Eisenhauer Photography) 

The three leads, Allie Darden, Bob Singleton and Amy Mayer deliver their  banter with expert ease and put a fine shine on the comic contours of their roles.  This production will wrap up the Studio Players' season with a smile.


Run For Your Wife
by Ray Cooney

Directed by Ross Carter

This superb example of British farce had them rolling in the aisles in London and New York. A taxi driver gets away with having two wives in different areas of London because of his irregular working hours. But once an unexpected incident and the ensuing publicity interferes with his intricate ruse, complication is piled upon complication as the cabby tries to keep his double life from exploding.

Featuring:

John Smith
Bob Singleton
Mary Smith
Amy Faust
Barbara Smith
Allie Darden
Stanley Gardner
Kelly Hale
Bobby Franklin
David Senatore
Detective Porterhouse
Jeff Roberts
Detective Troughton
Gareth Evans
Reporter
Michele Breeze


Dates:
May 20, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, June 4, 5, 6, 2010

Tickets:
$15 ($10 Students)

Reservations:
www.lexarts.tix.com / 859.225.0370 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting859.225.0370end_of_the_skype_highlighting

More information:
www.studioplayers.org










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