The Rush County Players’ final show for this season is “Run for Your Wife” written by Ray Cooney. This play is a farce based on taxi driver, John Smith who finds himself in love with two different women- total opposites. In fact, he loves both of them so much that he married both women. The ladies live in different suburbs of the same city and know nothing of each other. How in the world does one manage such a double-life?
“Driving a taxi’s not like an ordinary job, is it? Unusual hours: Morning shift, afternoon shift, evening shift, night shift. It takes a very precise (and well calculated) schedule.”
It’s all good until during a night-shift John witnesses a woman being robbed and he stops to help her. During the altercation, John winds up being the one getting hurt. He lands himself in the ER overnight, which makes him late coming home to both of his homes; he gets attention from two different police departments because both wives have reported him missing; and he is now a local hero which brings the press calling to his door for a story and pictures with his family. Oh but wait! Both wives take the same paper. UH-OH! And that’s how the fun (and the lies) ensue!
The directing team of Shelli Griffin and Brandy Evans are very excited to announce their cast. Two groups have been cast to ensure that everyone who auditioned was able to participate in the fun.
John Smith is being played by Cory Bockover and Steven Locchetta. His wives are Mary Smith played by Donita Davis and Caitlyn Hasche and Barbara Smith is being played by Carrie Simmermon and Anna Smith. Stanley Gardner who is John’s free-loading buddy from upstairs is played by Wade Griffin. Detective SGT Porterhouse is played by Steve Harmon and his counterpart Detective SGT Troughton is being brought to life by Matt Griffin. Bobby Franklyn, a new neighbor in town, is played by Scott Evans. Rounding out the cast is Kim Cronin and Donna Dyer who will be splitting reporter and announcement duties along with newcomer, Monique Chasteen, who is playing a photographer, robbery victim and will help with announcements as well.