See How They Run: Valley Center Stage's English comedy is onstage
October 4, 2012 · 11:31 AM
Valley Center Stage's next play, the comedy "See How They Run," by Phillip King, is onstage Thursday, Friday and Satuday evenings, through Oct. 13.
Showtimes are 7:30 p.m.
The Thursday, Oct. 4, showtime is a special "Night for Nels," for North Bend resident Nels Melgaard.
The play takes place in the English village of Merton-cum-Middlewick, circa 1942. The inhabitants are braced for an imminent Nazi invasion. But Miss Skillon, the spinsterish village busybody, considers that a far greater danger threatens the Reverend Lionel Toop. Not only is his new young wife Penelope thoroughly ‘modern’ – and worse, an actress – but Miss S. is also convinced she’s having an affair
The blameless Penelope, meanwhile, is delighted when an old actor friend drops in. Clive Winton, now in the army, has a day’s leave from guarding German POWs at a nearby camp. Spotting that Private Lives - which holds fond memories for both – is playing at the local theatre, Penelope suggests a night out. But as army regulations prevent Clive from visiting town, Penelope dresses him in one of her husband’s spare clerical suits, so he can visit the production in disguise .
Tickets are $15 for adults, $12.50 for seniors and students, and are available online at www.valleycenterstage.org. Or, call 425 831-5667.