Milford theater to present British farce

119 spot Run for Your Wife cas
119 spot Run for Your Wife cas

MILFORD >> Eastbound Theatre, a division of the Milford Arts Council, will present the second show of its 23rd season, the British comedy “Run for Your Wife” by Ray Cooney.

The production will run Feb. 3-19 at the Milford Center for Arts, 40 Railroad Ave. S. Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays.

Cooney has appeared in farces on stage and on television, and has written 17 plays, which were performed on London’s West End. He also founded the Theatre of Comedy Company in 1983, and produced more than 20 plays during his tenure.

Directed by John Atkin of Norwalk, this farce features crossed wires, confused lovers, and a cast of characters that create chaos.

John Smith seems to be a typical London cab driver, until an unfortunate mugging lands him in the hospital, where it is discovered that his life is anything but typical. He’s married to two women, and he must try to explain what’s happened not only to them, but to two police officers, with only the help of his eccentric upstairs neighbor to try to keep his scheme going.

“When I first read this script, I found myself laughing out loud, and now that I have this talented cast, I’m laughing every night at rehearsals,” said director John Atkin.

“I thank the Eastbound Theatre for agreeing to produce this Ray Cooney classic, and I know audiences will enjoy every minute of this show.”

The cast is Jen Berlin of North Haven, Holly Fasciano of Milford, Barry Hatrick of Milford, Nick Kaye of Bethel, Patrick Kelly of Ridgefield, Ash Lago of New Haven, Shannon Riccio of Milford, Everton Ricketts of Bridgeport, and Virgil Watson of Stratford.

Tickets are $20 general admission, $18 for seniors and students ,and $16 for MAC members. Go to or call 203-878-6647 for tickets.

Note: This play contains adult language and situations.

For more information, call the Milford Arts Council at 203-878-6647.