Friday, October 20th, 2017 – Sunday, October 22nd, 2017
Wed-Sat 8 PM Sun 2 PM
Having been members of the Nanaimo Theatre Group for a combined total of over 75 years, Ian Matthews and Peggy Harris know one thing for certain – Nanaimo audiences love a good bedroom farce. It has been six years since the pair combined to direct Don’t Dress For Dinner, so they decided to once again open the season with a bang with Key for Two, a farce with a twist.
Like all good farces it is rife with mistaken identities, innuendo and infidelity; but here it is the women who have the upper hand.
Ann McInulty-Gogo plays Harriet, a divorcee living in an elegant flat in Brighton. She has solved her financial problems by entertaining Gordon, played by and Alec, played by Bruce Ormond, on different days of the week. Of course, this being a farce, Harriet’s precisely scheduled liaisons fall apart when Gordon twists his ankle and ends up confined to bed on what was to have been Alec’s day. Luckily, Anne (Wendy Wearne), Harriet’s long-lost childhood friend has arrived on the same day and between them the two friends fabricate stories convincing enough to confuse the poor befuddled men into believing that each is someone completely different. Everything seems to be going swimmingly – until Richard (Lorne Freedman), Anne’s drunken husband shows up, quickly followed by Gordon’s wife, Magda (Barb Mowbray) who has come to visit her husband in the “nursing home”, and Mildred (Carina Charania), Alec’s suspicious wife who has tracked him down with the help of a private detective to. The indescribable confusion that ensues builds to a rich climax of comic wizardry.
Tickets are selling fast – get yours now online at nanaimotheatregroup.ca, or by phoning 250-758-7224.