'Run for Your Wife' to open Jan. 25 at The Legion Theatre
by Marie Nesmith
Jan 10, 2013 | 1187 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Describing the comedy as “one of the funniest shows I’d ever been a part of,” Mike Wasson is excited to revisit “Run for Your Wife” and bring it to the Cartersville stage. Presented by The Pumphouse Players, the production will open Jan. 25 at The Legion Theatre, 114 W. Main St. in Cartersville.

“They [came] up to me a year and a half ago or so and asked me if I’d be interested in directing a comedy,” Wasson said. “And [this is] a show that I had done about 15 years ago and I thought it was probably one of the funniest shows I’d ever been a part of. I thought, ‘Yes, this would be a great show to direct and bring to Cartersville.’ It’s very funny.

“I think the [audience connects with the play through] the anticipation of what’s going to happen next. You can almost predict what’s going on and then sometimes it has some twists and turns to it. Just the reactions that go on to the situations, I think people are kind of like, ‘Oh no, oh no, you’re kidding, really?’”

“Run for Your Wife” will be presented Jan. 25 and 26 and Feb. 1 and 2 at 8 p.m. and Jan. 27 at 3 p.m. The eight-member cast will consist of Mike Davis as John Smith; Stacey Bern as Barbara Smith; Meghann K. Humphreys as Mary Smith; Dave Boggess as Detective Sgt. Porterhouse; Andrew Bearden as newspaper reporter; Timothy Whalen as Stanley Gardner; Chris Bern as Detective Sgt. Troughton; and Patrick Kincaid as Bobby Franklin.

According to The Pumphouse Players’ news release, “The story concerns taxi driver John Smith, played by Mike Davis, who gets away with having two wives in different areas of London. Trouble brews when the cabby is mugged and ends up in the hospital, where both of his addresses surface.

“This causes an investigation by two different police officers, and it appears John’s double life is about to explode. Complication is piled upon complication as John, with some ‘help’ from his lazy neighbor Stanley, tries to explain himself to both of his wives, [portrayed by] Stacey Bern and Meghann Humphreys, and two suspicious police officers.”

Tickets for “Run for Your Wife” are $14 for general admission, $12 for groups of 10 or more or FlexPass holders, and $10 for PHP members. For more information or to reserve tickets, call 770-387-2610 or visit www.pumphouseplayers.com.