Art Center play 0910

Lenny Klatt as Perry Ward is on the couch with his partner’s wife, DiAnne Klatt as Thelma Jessel, when his wife, Cindy Burky as Sarah Ward, walks in.

A farcical look at bungling and inept attempts at marital infidelity opens at the Art Center Sept. 17 for a three-weekend run. “Will You Still Love Me in the Morning” by Brian Clemens and Dennis Spooner is the story of what happens when newlyweds Jeremy and Celia, come to their new home to spend a private honeymoon only to learn that the senior partners in Jeremy’s law firm are already at the vacant house for romantic trysts — but each of them is with the wife of the other partner.

Complicating matters is the fact that neither partner knows the other one is there with their wife. Once Jeremy and his wife discover the wannabe adulters are in their house, Jeremy’s challenge is to keep the couples apart while he and Celia prepare two separate multi-course dinners with wine and dessert. His future with the law firm rides on his success.

Further complicating the situation is the intrusion of the drunken, bumbling plumber Syd, who is trying to do Jeremy a favor by fixing a faucet leak but who only makes matters worse by flooding the basement.

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Directed by Sharon Harris, the play features John Telschow as Jeremy Winthrop, Grace Cassens as Celia Winthrop, Lenny Klatt as Perry Ward, Cindy Buky as Sarah Ward, Rich Mesker as Humphrey Jessel, DiAnne Klatt as Thelma Jessel, and Paul Bolognese as Syd the plumber.

Stage manager for the play is Caitlan Outland, assistant stage manage is Lisa Nalepa, props managers are Gloria Cartagena and Jon Outland. Karon Bolognese and Mac Harris are the lighting and sound techs.

The lead on set construction was Gary Bosch, the set was painted by Todd Mast, the scenic mural was painted by Sharon Harris, costuming was by Karrie Bailey and Eayn Flanagan did the lighting and sound design.

The play will run weekends through Oct. 3. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights and 2 p.m. Sundays. There will be a Saturday afternoon performance at 2 p.m. Sept. 25.

Tickets are $21 and are available through the Art Center box office on the Art Center campus at 2644 N. Annapolis Ave. or by calling 746-7606.

For more information, about the Art Center, visit the website at artcenterofcitruscounty.org.

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