The Ingersoll Theatre of The Performing Arts will give people some entertainment on Valentine’s Day. Their production of Run For Your Wife will open Feb. 14 to 16 and continue Feb. 20 to 23.
The Ingersoll Theatre of The Performing Arts is giving people some racy – and hilarious – entertainment on Valentine’s Day.
Its production of Run For Your Wife opens Feb. 14.
The play features a cabbie, John, based in London, U.K., who has a wife in one county and a second wife in an adjacent county. John is able to keep the two women from knowing about one another until they meet the same day the play starts.
The show was created by well-known director Ray Cooney and will offer audiences an opportunity to laugh as John tries to hold everything together.
The show’s director, Jenna Hook, said she became interested in the comedic play after she directed Flaming Idiots last April. Nathan Stentaford will serve as the producer.
“The main character, John, could be viewed as a villain, but he’s more of a guy full of heart and perhaps a little foolish,” Hook said. “It’s very, very funny to see how his mistakes unravel as the story unfolds.”
Hook’s been involved in the theatre for several years and is also a member of the company’s board of directors. She’s also a student of the theatre’s introduction to improv class.
“It’s been hectic, for sure. As soon as the play wraps, our improv troupe goes on stage for two shows,” she said.
Hook noted the cast members worked hard at getting their performances ready for opening night.
The production stars John Butterworth, Ally Ferreira, Delaney Carvalho, Stewart Crew, Dennis Bell, Gregg Hagglund, Lionel Santos, and Trevor Finkenzeller.
“I’m really happy with how everything is going and ecstatic with the cast. It’s been nice to see a few new faces, and they have worked really well together.”
One challenge for the show was how to present some of the racy humour found in the script.
“Some of the content is adult oriented and non-politically correct,” Hook said. “It was written and set in the 1980s, and some of the jokes are a tad inappropriate. We’ve tried to present them in a way that won’t be offensive, but still keep them funny and true to the script by Ray Cooney. This show is definitely not suitable for kids.”
Come opening night, Hook said audiences can expect to be entertained.
“Our audiences can expect a night of good entertainment, a lot of laughter, some racy humour, and some real surprises.”
The Feb. 14, 15, 20 and 21 shows have a curtain time of 7:30 p.m., while the Feb. 16, 22 and 23 are matinees at 2 p.m. A stair lift and hearing assist system are available for patrons.
Tickets are available at www.itopa.ca or calling 519-485-3070.