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Plenty of parking to the right of the theatre
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Very clean; plenty of restrooms
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George Schilling
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“A theatrical adroitness as clever as tennis at its best.” –_New York Times _
“A comedy of ingenuity and verve…A farce of remarkable originality.” –_Herald Tribune _


Directed by Todd Nielsen

Three couples, two dinner parties, one adulterous affair. International City Theatre presents How the Other Half Loves, the delicious comedy by Alan Ayckbourn that ingeniously juggles time and space to create a whirlwind of chaos, confusion and laughter.

In the madcap world of How the Other Half Loves, Bob Phillips (Adam J. Smith) is having an affair with Fiona (DeeDee Rescher). When it looks like Bob’s wife (Jodi Fleisher), and Fiona’s husband (Gregory North) are about to put two and two together, the guilty lovers use a third, unsuspecting couple (James May and Erin Anne Williams) as their alibi. The ensuing action leads to a string of misunderstandings with hilarious consequences.

What sets How the Other Half Loves apart from other farces is its unusual setting: two living rooms in separate houses overlap on stage, allowing the audience to see and hear what’s happening miles apart and at different points in time — including the frantically hilarious scene in which the hapless third couple are Thursday night dinner guests in one home and Friday night dinner guests in the other, with all of the action occurring on stage simultaneously!

English playwright Alan Ayckbourn is the author of more than 73 plays, including Absurd Person Singular, Bedroom Farce, Just Between Ourselves, Otherwise Engaged, A Chorus of Disapproval, and Woman in Mind. His plays have been translated into 35 languages and won numerous national and international awards, including the 2009 Tony for Best Revival of a Play for _The Norman Conquests. _He is the long-serving artistic director of the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough, where all of his plays have premiered before moving to London’s West End or Broadway.

About the Ticket Supplier: International City Theatre

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