2014 There’s a Burglar in my Bed – Michael Parker

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William Worthington III and his wife are both going to be away for the weekend from their two hundred acre Massachusetts estate with its sixteen bedroom mansion, he to Delaware to shoot ducks with the Duponts and she to her mother’s in Boston. Both have, in fact, arranged trysts with their respective lovers in the estate’s beach cottage. Inevitably their paths cross and divorce is in the air. Neither is willing to give up the world famous Worthington necklace, so each devises a plan to steal it. True to the laws of farce, both simulated burglaries are scheduled for the same night. Fun filled chaos ensues: mistaken identities, unlikely romantic liaisons, a bumbling private detective, a fake necklace, one very determined nymphomaniac and two scantily clad pseudo nuns sharing a single skirt – where did they come from? Confusion is piled on confusion until the mystery of who has the real necklace and who has the fake is revealed in a surprise ending.

Vicky Smith returns to direct her first farce in five years, and the whole fam damily is in on the gig too.  Peter Smith is the bumbling private investigator, and Carik Smith, their son, makes his stage debut as Ashley Worthington’s lover, Teddy. Jayson Hlus, who you may remember as George Bailey in our Radio Play It’s a Wonderful Life is returning to our spring show as William Worthington III. Alyssa Weber is coming straight from The Ghost Train to play his wife, Ashley Worthington. Jen Phillips, who has appeared in many a farce, and fall murder mystery will play Billy’s lover, Buffy. Lorissa Zuchotski is also fresh off the Ghost Train stage to play the role of Buffy’s sister and accomplice, Deborah. Rounding out the cast, Sheila Aitken returns from a long absence to play Marianne, the sex pot.

Don’t miss this hilarious romp through the fabulous set of the mansion’s beach cottage, designed and built by master craftsman Terry Beler, decorated by his talented wife, Judy Beler.  Costume design and creation by Judy Beler and Rita Radvony.

Production by Leslie Hart, Sound and lights by Ben Schmidt, Front of House by Midge Laslop, Poster and program design and creation by Ki Wilson.

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