2nd Street Players To Present ‘Run For Your Wife’

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By Steve Twilley

Casting is complete and rehearsals are underway for Second Street Players’ summer comedy, Run For Your Wife. The show opens on Friday, July 13 at Riverfront Theatre and runs for two consecutive weekends.

Directed by Tommye Staley of Milford, Run For Your Wife is a fast-paced romp that had audiences roaring with laughter when it was performed at Riverfront Theatre 20 years ago. Unassuming cab driver John Smith has two wives in two homes in two towns…and a very precise schedule for juggling it all.

But things soon begin to unravel and Smith, aided by his hapless upstairs neighbor, becomes hopelessly entangled in his attempts to explain himself to his wives and two very suspicious detectives. Lie is piled upon lie, laugh is piled upon laugh in this hilariously sexy and ridiculously physical farce that is as funny today as it was then!

Staley has cast Denis Stanton from Dover as the delightful and slightly befuddled cabbie, John Smith, with Jerry Cox (from Felton) as his unemployed upstairs neighbor, Stanley. John’s wife, Mary, is played by Kristen Boehmer (Felton) and his other wife, Barbara, is played by Maria Fry (Milford).

The two police detectives investigating the marital mix-up are played by Robbie Butler (Harrington) and Peter Appel (Dover). Steven Haber (Rehoboth Beach) as the upstairs decorator and Cordel Batsun (Milton) as the reporter round out the cast.

“It’s a wonderful cast,” Staley says, “who are, in many ways, a lot like their characters. We are just having a lot of fun!”

Show dates for Run For Your Wife are Friday and Saturday, July 13, 14, 20 and 21 with curtain at 8 pm and Sunday matinees on July 15 and 22 at 3 pm. All performances are at the Riverfront Theatre, 2 S. Walnut Street, Milford, Delaware.

Tickets are $17 with a one dollar discount for seniors, students, and military at the Sunday matinees. Reserved tickets are now available by calling Second Street Players at (302) 422-0220 or online at www.secondstreetplayers.com where fast, safe, and convenient online ticket purchasing is available through Brown Paper Tickets.

Run For Your Wife is performed by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. The show is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowments of the Arts.