Temple Theatre's 'See How They Run'
Temple Theatre in Sanford will present Philip King's World War II farce, "See How They Run," through March 25.
The show was originally produced in London at the Comedy Theatre in 1945. After becoming a smash hit in Britain, the show made its American debut at the Actors' Theatre in Plainfield, N.J., in May 1949.
The story takes the audience to 1942 as the British are bracing for the German invasion.
At the local vicarage the Rev. Lionel Toop, his former actress wife, Penelope, and their bumbling maid, Ida, have more important matters on their minds. Their humble abode seems overrun with a host of nosy neighbors and one too many bishops.
In a classic case of mistaken identity and utter chaos, uniforms are switched, nerves are pushed, and all the while they try to unmask an escaped prisoner hiding among them.
This production of the classic farce is led by Adam Traylor, who most recently directed the Temple thriller, "Deathtrap." The cast features Tom Dalton (Rev. Toop), Caroline Kapo (Penelope Toop), Kaitlyn Casanova (Ida), Donna Shannon (Miss Skillon), Tobias Shaw (Corporal Clive Winton), Jon McKone (The Intruder), David McClutchey (Bishop of Lax), Michael Brocki (Rev. Humphrey), and Tim Wiest (Sergeant Towers).
The intricate set and demanding technical aspects of this production are presented by a team of talented designers including Patrick Rizzotti (set design), Heather Ward (lighting design), and Adrienne McKenzie (costume design).
Opening night is Friday, March 9, and the audience is invited to meet the performers and designers after the show while enjoying a complimentary champagne toast.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students and children, $16 for active military personnel, and $16 for Lee County educators.
Tickets may be obtained through the Temple Theatre Box Office, located at 120 Carthage St. in downtown Sanford. Box office hours are Monday through Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. and one hour prior to show times.
Tickets may also be purchased by calling the box office at 919-774-4155. Online ticketing is currently available by visiting the Web site at www.templeshows. com.
Temple Theatre is equipped with an Assisted Listening System and is accessible to people with disabilities.
Upcoming productions include "A Dash of Rosemary: A Tribute to Rosemary Clooney" (April 19-May 13) and "Beehive: A '60s Musical Sensation" (May 31- June 24).
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