Triumphant (July 9)
March 6 - 22
by Ray Cooney
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Run For Your Wife Promises Non-Stop Laughter At Myers Dinner Theatre!
A taxi driver gets away with having two wives in different areas of London because of his irregular work schedule. His wives love him because he's the sweetest, most lovable and cheerful husband in the world. Until one day he does something heroic by saving an old bag lady from two young muggers. John's ideal existence is immediately threatened by the press, the police and his best friend Stanley, who, in attempting to help John cover up his marital deception, only achieves further mayhem. Complication after complication arise as he attempts to keep his double life from exploding during this superb example of a British Farce.
Of all the theatrical genres, farce is arguably, the most difficult to execute. Slamming doors, improbable situations, stereotypical characters and mistaken identities have become a formula for theatrical farce that Run For Your Wife captures. First produced in Guilford, England in 1982, the show had an extremely successful run in London for nine years as well as a long and continuous Regional Theatre run in the United States. In directing a comedy, farce in particular, I was less concerned with the characterization, and more with the situation, timing, and overall pace of the show. This show, and many like it, allow for both the director and actor to explore a more broad style of comedy; however, it is important that the characters remain real to the audience despite the outlandish, imaginary situations. Setting the play in the 1970’s allowed me to explore a bygone sense of style and attitude. The play, with its wacky neighbors and surreal situations, could almost be seen on T.V. Land as an episode of Three’s Company or The Love Boat. Summing up Run For Your Wife can best be described with the following phrase: Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.
Matthew C. Scott
Mary Smith: Harli Cooper
Barbara Smith: Sarah Hayes
John Smith: Jason Ryan Wallace
Detective Sergeant Troughton: Martin Flowers
Stanley Gardner: Jeremy Littlejohn
Newspaper Reporter: Jacob Ault
Detective Sergeant Porterhouse: Don Hart
Bobby Franklyn: Travis Bird
Executive Producer: Donna Myers
Artistic Director: Jeremy Littlejohn
Director: Matthew C. Scott
Production Stage Manager: Sydney Runion
Technical Director: Gary Michael
Costume Designer: Donna Myers
Lighting Designer: Jeremy Littlejohn
Properties Master: Sydney Runion
Master Carpenter: Ted DeVore
Box Office Manager: Bill Rubenstein
Kitchen Manager: Jay Estes
General Store Manager: Shelby Garrett
Administrative Assistant: Jane Ryan
Bookkeeper: Tom Bess
The action of the play takes place in the home of John and Mary Smith in Wimbledon, and the home of John and Barbara Smith in Streatham. The play is in two acts. The action is continuous and takes place one sunny summer morning.
is 28 years old, and was born and raised in Rossville, IL. This is his fourth production with the lovely Indiana natives, and he is very much looking forward to it! He has been performing for 11 years, appearing in numerous shows with the DACC Players, including You Can’t Take it With You and Funny Girl. His favorite show was portraying Steve in August: Osage County with Darkhorse Entertainment.
is from Decatur, Indiana, and graduated from Ball State University. Their favorite roles include Jesus in Godspell, Roger in Grease, Nicely Nicely Johnson in Guys and Dolls, and Pap / The King in Big River. They have done four tours with Missoula Children’s Theater. They would like to thank their family and friends for their support.
is from Louisville, KY and recently made that her home base. She has worked at multiple regional theatres, including Derby Dinner Playhouse, Cumberland County Playhouse, Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre, and Florida Repertory Theatre amongst others. Favorite roles include Ariel in The Little Mermaid, Janet in The Drowsy Chaperone, Elle Woods in Legally Blonde, and Katherine in NEWSIES. Much love to her fiancée, Blake, and her awesome parents for all of the love, support, and applause.
is excited to be back on the Myers Dinner Theatre stage! He was most recently seen at MDT in Meet Me in St. Louis as John Truitt, Murder at Café Noir as Anthony Cairo, The Hunchback of Notre Dame as Lt. Frederic Charlus and A Christmas Carol Musical as Bob Cratchit. He grew up in Nappanee, Indiana, and attended Goshen College, where he studied Theater and Music. He has worked at professional theaters throughout the state, including several roles at the Round Barn Theatre. He currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. Favorite credits include Christopher Wren in The Mousetrap, Brutus in Julius Caesar, and himself in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged. In his free time, Martin enjoys playing piano and guitar, exercising, and eating spicy food. Martin wants to thank his family for supporting him as he follows his career dreams!
is thrilled to be back at Myers, and to work with Jeremy and Matt again, as these two men launched his professional acting career in 2007 by giving him his first acting job. It’s always a pleasure! Some of his favorite MDT roles are Eddie in Pump Boys and Dinettes, Father Mac / Bingo Caller in The Queen of Bingo, Gutterman in Murder at Café Noir, Gil Schmidt in Nana’s Naughty Knickers, Christmas Morgan in The Unsinkable Molly Brown (broken leg and all!), and Mr. Feely in Meet Me in St. Louis.
is delighted to be back in the 'Boro for her second season at MDT! Originally from Iowa, she received her BFA in Acting/Directing from The University of Arizona and then returned to Iowa because they have the best sweet corn. Memorable roles include Cathy Hiatt in The Last Five Years, Deb in Elf, Riff Raff in The Rocky Horror Show, Soap Star in Menopause the Musical and Cassius in Julius Caesar. In between acting contracts, she can be found singing for her supper as a proud member of The Bootleggers (performing waitstaff) at Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse in Rock Island, IL.
grew up north of here in Elkhart, Indiana, and has been working in the theatre profession as an Actor, Director & Administrator for nearly a quarter of a century. Some of his notable acting projects include John Adams in 1776, Father Flynn in Doubt, Sancho in Man of La Mancha, Algernon in The Importance of Being Earnest, Archibald Craven in The Secret Garden, Yvan in Art, Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz, Oscar in The Odd Couple, and the title role in Shrek. In addition to being an Actor / Director, Jeremy is also an accomplished Lighting Designer, Stage Manager and Teacher. www.jeremy-littlejohn.com; IG: @jeremy.littlejohn
is originally from Orbisonia, PA and is happy to be returning to MDT to direct Run For Your Wife, after having directed our very successful holiday production of A Christmas Carol Musical, and appearing as Sipos in She Loves Me and Ira in Steeple People. Matthew has worked as a professional Actor / Director for 23 years! Some of his favorite directing credits include Run For Your Wife at Cornwell’s Dinner Theatre, Forever Plaid at the Grace Theatre, and Pump Boys and Dinettes, Plain and Fancy and Miracle on 34th Street at the Round Barn Theatre.
has a long and motley list of stage credits, including Hamlet, Tartuffe, The Crucible, Hairspray, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, and most recently, Time Stands Still. He holds a BA in Dramatic Arts from Georgia Southwestern State University, with special training in dialects, stage combat and mask work like commedia dell’arte.
Served Family Style
*Featuring homemade croutons & an original creation salad dressing of Donna's.
*One of several items on our Menu that we are known for.
*A recipe developed by Richard Myers.
*One of several items on our Menu that we are known for.
*Included with the price of the buffet.
Hot Fudge, Chocolate, Strawberry & Chocolate/Peanut Butter
Turtle & White Chocolate Raspberry
Salad Dressing, Broccoli Salad & Rolls (Dozen)
*Everyone has different dietary needs, but we want all to be able to enjoy a great show and a delicious meal. If you have dietary restrictions or food allergies, please contact us in advance and our kitchen will happily make accommodations for you.