The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport is happy to announce the hilarious comedy RUN FOR YOUR WIFE running January 21 - February 21, 2010. This madcap British farce is the story of mischievous London cab driver, John Smith, who has two wives, two lives and a tight schedule to keep! Trouble brews when Smith is mugged and ends up in the hospital. When two addresses are discovered, the police investigate and Smith becomes hilariously entangled in his own hopeless attempts to explain himself.
Press Opening is Sunday, January 24, 2010 at 2:00 pm
RUN FOR YOUR WIFE will play the following performance schedule: Thursdays at 8:00 p.m., Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
IN ADDITION, there will be matinees on the following days: Saturday January 30 and Saturday February 13 at 3:00 pm.
ALSO, there will be a performance on Sunday February 21 at 7:00.
Tickets are NOW ON SALE and are $50. Tickets may be purchased by calling (631) 261-2900, by visiting www.engemantheater.com, or at the Engeman Theater Box Office at 250 Main Street, Northport. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express accepted.
RUN FOR YOUR WIFE is being produced for the John W. Engeman Theater by RICHARD T. DOLCE, the theater's Producing Artistic Director. BT McNicholl will direct the hilarious comedy. BT is currently represented on Broadway with BILLY ELLIOT as the resident Director and returns to the John W. Engeman Theater after directing the hit comedy THE FOREIGNER last season. The Associate Director is Jennifer Werner. The Production Manager is Michael Leslie.
The Design Team includes Court Watson (Set Designer) who returns to the John W. Engeman Theater after traveling to Germany to design JEKYLL & HYDE. Court also designed LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, LEND ME A TENOR, and OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY for the theater. Gail Baldoni (Costume Designer) who has designed multiple productions for Papermill Playhouse, Goodspeed Opera House, North Shore Music Theatre, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, and The Boston Ballet and Westchester Broadway Theatre and THE FOREIGNER, and MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET for the John W. Engeman Theater. CRAIG KAUFMAN (Sound Designer) who recently designed Perez Hilton SAVES THE WORLD. Joel E. Silver (Lighting Designer) who returns to the John W. Engeman Theater after designing LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS; and Mark Adam Rampmeyer (Hair and Wig Designer) who most recently designed Happy Days for both Papermill and Goodspeed, and also worked with Cybill Shepherd on her one woman production of CURVY WIDOW for the Post Street Theatre in San Francisco. He has also designed several John W. Engeman Theater Productions including MAN OF LA MANCHA and LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. The Casting Director is STEPHEN DeANGELIS, who is on staff at Grey Worldwide who casted the new Playhouse Disney series JOHNNY AND THE SPRITES and has cast all of the John W. Engeman Theater's main stage productions to date. The Production Stage Manager is PATRICIA MASON.
The cast of RUN FOR YOUR WIFE features: John Patrick Hayden (John Smith) who performed in TARTUFFE with Roundabout Theatre Company on Broadway and in THE FIFTH COLUMN Off-Broadway; John Little (Porterhouse) returns to the John W. Engeman Theater after performing in LITTLE WOMEN last season along with credits at other regional theater companies such as Goodspeed Opera House and Syracuse Stage ; Stuart Marland (Bobby Franklin) who has appeared on Broadway in XANADU and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST; Matthew Naclerio (Reporter) also returns to the John W. Engeman Theater stage after appearing in both OLIVER! and THE FOREIGNER last season. He recently starred in the independent film AFTER YOU'RE GONE; David Rossmer (Stanley Gardner); Laura Shoop (Mary Smith) who has appeared on Broadway in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and OKLAHOMA!; Doug Stender (Troughton) who returns for a third time to the John W. Engeman Theater stage and is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and has numerous Broadway credits including NOISES OFF; RUN FOR YOUR WIFE; and THE CHANGING ROOM; Audra Wahhab (Barbara Smith) also returns after performing in THE ODD COUPLE for the theater and toured as CHARLOTTE in the National Theatreworks tour of CHARLOTTE'S WEB .
The cast also includes RAY GOBES JR., and LUCY RAYNER.
The John W. Engeman Theater is Long Island's only year round professional theater company, utilizing actors from the Broadway union - Actors' Equity Association. Shows are performed year round in the heart of Northport village amidst a scene of elegant restaurants and beautiful boutiques. The newly renovated Theater offers stadium-style seating, a full orchestra pit, state-of-the-art lighting and sound, and a classic wood-paneled piano lounge with full bar.
For more information contact the theater directly at 631-261-2900, visit the box office at 250 Main Street, Northport or visit www.EngemanTheater.com .
Photo credit: PAUL DeGROCCO