A Farce by Ray Cooney


January 9-10, 16-18, and 23-25, 2004
Produced by Special Arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.


Never has this master of farce been frenetically funnier. Henry A. Perkins, a mild mannered C.P.A, accidently picks up the wrong briefcase – one full of money. Henry assumes it is illicit cash and he decides to keep it. Knowing that the former owner must have his briefcase, he rushes home to book one way fares to Barcelona. He tells his confused wife to leave everything behind; if she doesn’t like Barcelona, they can go to Bali. In fact, they can buy Bali! The doorbell rings as they wait for their taxi. The police detective at the door thinks Henry was soliciting in the men’s room of the local pub while actually, he was sitting in the loo counting the cash. The bell rings again. Another detective arrives thinking Henry is dead; a man with bullet holes in his head and Henry’s briefcase were found in the Thames. Henry’s inept attempts to extricate himself from this impossible situation lead to increasingly hysterical situations.


Director, Dianne Bernick
Producer, Steve Gautreau
Technical Director, Steve Gautreau
Assistant Director, Barbara Wulff
Stage Manager, Phil Booth
Set Design, Floyd and Clem Bell
Set Construction, Gordon Mosely
assisted by Paul Vandevert, Steve Gautreau, Phil Booth, Jeff Ostrowski, Loretta Bullock, Sarah Blannett, Dave Kadlitz, Marc Rosati, Richard Marengere, Mark Ripper, Paul Kriner, John Hoglen, and Jillissa Hoglen
Set Decorators, Edythe DeGrazia and Alice Gautreau
Lights & Sound, Steve Gautreau
assisted by Alice Gautreau, Joe Donovan, Mark Barsamian, David Reynolds,
Cindy Hintz, and Phil Booth
Costumes, Marlene King
assisted by Mary Calder, Barb Wulff, Connie Kress, and the cast
Hair & Make-up, Linda Gozdick
Props, Kim Donovan
assisted by Jana Smith, MaryBeth Kinnell, John DeGrazia, and Edythe DeGrazia
Publicity, Sue Suchyta
Programs, Nancy Valentini and Phil Booth
assisted by Lonnie Valentini and Brian Townsend
Tickets, Bob Jones, Carrie Serfass, and Patti Jones
Ushers, Debbie Pletzer
Afterglow, Kim Donovan
50/50 & Intermission, Elna Johnson


Jean Perkins, Valerie Mould
Henry Perkins, Marc Rosati
Bill, Dave Kadlitz
Detective Davenport, Paul Kriner
Betty Johnson, Debbie Pletzer
Vic Johnson, Lonnie Valentini
Slater, Robin Blesener
Passerby, Stanley Guarnelo

See Show Photos by – and Courtesy of – Gordon Mosley

Cast and Crew Digitized by Mary Stover