From a long-time Stage West favorite, and one of the great modern playwrights. Delia and Ernest are the parents of Trevor, who is married to Susannah, but used to date Jan, who is now married to Nick. So when Kate and Malcolm invite the two young couples over for a housewarming party, the stage is set for hysteria and heartbreak. Four couples, three bedrooms - what could possibly go wrong? Antics arise in this contemporary comedy about the uproarious and touching paths we tread when relationships begin to unravel.
"A skilled cast at Stage West mines a multitude of laughs from this interplay of four couples..."
– Nancy Churnin, Dallas News
Bedroom Farce runs
October 16 through November 16
Fridays & Saturdays 8:00
Delia - Georgia Clinton*
Ernest - Ray Gestaut*
Nick - Jeff Wittekiend**
Jan - Ashlee Elizabeth Bashore**
Malcolm - Mitchell Stephens**
Kate - Audrey Ahern**
Trevor - John Forkner**
Susannah - Allison Pistorius*
*Member, Actors Equity Association **Equity Membership Candidate
Director - Jim Covault
Stage Manager - Peggy Kruger-O'Brien
Technical Director - Nate Davis
Set Design - Jim Covault
Costume Design - Michael Robinson/Dallas Costume Shoppe
Lighting Design - Michael O’Brien
Props and Set Décor - Lynn Lovett
Fight Choreography - Jakie Cabe
Alan Ayckbourn is a prolific and highly respected playwright, sometimes called “the Moliere of the middle classes,” whose works (more than 70 full plays, and over 20 other revues and plays for children) have spanned some forty years. Artistic Director of the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough from 1972 to 2009, he also spent two years as visiting director at London’s National Theatre. More than half his plays have been produced in the West End or at the National Theatre; at one point, Ayckbourn held the record for having the most professional productions of his work being performed simultaneously in the West End. His work is characterized by his constant willingness to experiment with stage time and space, which led critic Michael Billington to label him as one of the few British playwrights to be constantly pushing the envelope of theatre. In 1997, he became the first playwright to be knighted since Terence Rattigan. Ayckbourn suffered a stroke in 2006, but later that year was directing again at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, and in 2010, he received both Tony and Olivier Special Lifetime Achievement Awards. His most recent works are Arrivals and Departures (2013) and Roundelay (2014).