Run for Your Wife

By Ray Cooney

Audition Dates:
Monday, February 6, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday, February 7, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Theatre Palisades Pierson Playhouse
941 Temescal Canyon Rd
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Map and Directions

Rehearsals Begin:
Monday, February 13, 2023

Performance Dates:
March 31 - May 6, 2023
Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sundays at 2:00pm
17 total performances

This British farce thrilled audiences in its 1982 debut, enjoying a nine year run. The premise: A taxi driver gets away with having two wives in different areas of London because of his irregular working schedule. But after an accident that puts him in hospital, where his contradictory personal information is found, complications pile up rapidly as he tries to keep his life on the same equilibrium as before.

Sides will be provided. Please read the play. A British dialect is required.

PDF Sides:
John & Troughton
Stanley & John
John & Barbara
Barbara & Mary
Troughton & John
Barbara & John
Troughton & Stanley
Troughton, John & Barbara
Stanley & Porterhouse
John, Stanley & Porterhouse
Porterhouse, John & Barbara
Bobby, Barbara & Stanley
Stanley & John
Stanley & Troughton
Stanley & Porterhouse
Mary & Barbara

John Smith Male, 30 to 50
A taxi driver who is hiding the fact that he has two wives.

Mary Smith Female, 30 to 50
One of John's wives.

Barbara Smith Female, 30 to 50
John's other loving wife.

Detective Troughton Male, 20 to 50
Loves his job and will go above and beyond to solve any case.

Detective Porterhouse Male, 30 to 50
Older police detective, more seasoned, bemused.

Stanley Gardner Male, 20 to 50
John's mooching neighbor and friend who is swept up in keeping John's secret.

Bobby Franklin Male, 20 to 50
Flamboyant, effeminate dress designer.

Newspaper Reporter can be played by the Stage Manager

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