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Bellevue Civic Theatre presents 'Run for Your Wife' comedy
The original version of "Run for Your Wife" had British audiences rolling in the aisles. That's the same effect director Alan Wilkie has worked to achieve in Bellevue Civic Theatre's (BCT) production, which hits the Meydenbauer stage July 15.
BCT organizers are saying the play, written by Ray Clooney, is a "superb example" of British farce – a comic dramatic work using buffoonery and horseplay, typically including crude characterization and ludicrously improbable situations.
It tells the tale of a London taxi driver who, thanks to an irregular work schedule, maintains two wives in different parts of the city. With complication after complication, he tries to keep his double life a secret. After hilarity ensues, everyone leaves smiling in the end.
Actors Sofia Rybin, Caitlin Gilman, Travis Tingvall, Chris Maxfield, Scot Garrett, Edwin Scheibner and Doug Knoop star in the comedy – which rounds out BCT's 2010-2011 season.
BCT's next season will open in October with "The Odd Couple," by Neil Simon, starring the original BCT Oscar and Felix, John Murray and Bob De Dea.
The winter warms up with beloved British playwright Noel Coward’s "Hay Fever," followed by the nostalgic musical "Pump Boys and Dinettes" in July.
"Run for Your Wife" runs July 15-23 at The Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. 6th St. The shows are at 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 7:30 p.m., Thursday; and 2 p.m., Sunday. Single tickets are $30 for adults, with senior and student discounts available. For tickets and more information, call the Bellevue Civic box office at 425-235-5087.