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Run for Your Wife

When: Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m., Sun., Feb. 10, 2 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 17, 2 p.m. Continues through Feb. 23 2013
Price: $17/$14 (students, seniors)
Ray Cooney could be the patron saint of community theatre. He writes the type of zany comedy that gets guaranteed laughs, and is well suited to smaller stages. He deals in broad stereotypes that are fun to watch...although they’re not always politically correct. Run for Your Wife is an example of an entertaining farce filled with stock characters such as the bumbling (and bigamist) husband, a sex-pot wife, a doting wife, some inept coppers and two off-beat neighbours. Opening night at Dartmouth Players had the audience howling with laughter---so much so that many lines were lost in the noise. Personally, I struggled with the dated humour of the second act (is it really funny to pretend to be gay?), but the audience loved it, and since Run for Your Wife is also slated to hit the big screen as a movie this week, perhaps I’m in the minority. —Kate Watson


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