Timely farce about family and marital infidelity at Town and Country Players

(L to R) Marissa Sammit, Alan Packard, and Susan Fowler

(L to R) Marissa Sammit, Alan Packard, and Susan Fowler

Is there so much infidelity going on among members of the Town and Country Players theater group that someone’s producing a play about it?

Not at all. T&C is putting on Caught in the Net by Ray Cooney, a play that gives comedic insight into marital infidelity.

In this British farce, John Smith (Stuart Myles) has two happy families in different parts of London, according to the theater’s publicity material. They are blissfully unaware of each other until his teenage children meet online. John’s son from one family (Trevor DuBose) and his daughter from the other family (Teva Skovronek) fall in love, and are anxious to meet in person, since they have so much in common: name, surname and taxi driving dad!

This nightmare scenario threatens to ruin John’s life. Not only does he have to struggle to keep his kids apart but he also has to work extra hard to keep the truth from his two wives (Susan Fowler and Marissa Sammit). The slapstick comedy escalates as John’s situation spirals out of control, says the play synopsis.

Producer Sharon Rill-Soester, says “this is a really funny play and a timely story that people will enjoy very much.”

Caught in the Net plays Sept. 18, 19, 25, 26, and Oct. 2 and 3 at 8 p.m., with matinee performances on Sept. 20 and 27 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $17, and are available through T&C’s website or by calling (800) 838-3006. This show is not recommended for children under the age of 12 due to mature themes.

Located on Route 263 in Buckingham, Town and Country Players is a non-profit community theater providing the Central Bucks area with quality theatre for the past 68 years.

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