‘Run for Your Wife’ comes to the stage in East Williston

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The Community Church of East Williston and the Billboard Players will host a spring production of the hit British comedy by Ray Cooney, “Run for Your Wife,” a farce with all the laughs and events that could go wrong.

The plot follows John Smith, a taxi driver who lives in both Wimbledon and Streatham England. How is this possible? You see, Smith has two wives and a great schedule which informs him where he should be living, what he should be doing and at what time in order to keep both wives happy and uninformed that his heart is being given to two women.

Is he aware that being married to two women simultaneously is a crime? Absolutely, but what could he do about it? He asked Mary for her hand in marriage; however, Barbara asked him for his hand and rather than insult her, he accepted. How does it all come out in the end? It’s worth seeing to find out.

Louis Fucilo, the director of the Billboard Players, saw this play in London back in the 1980s and was literally gagging himself to keep from laughing so hard. The cast consists of long time Billboard Player alumni who have graced the stage at the Community Church of East Williston in the past, including Dave Bartscher, Nick Becce, Al Carbuto, Steve Hoffman, Diane Mansell, Andy Minet, Joseph Montano, and Christine Nardella.

“The CCEW is a long‐time supporter of the arts and are thrilled to be able to be hub in the community for both spiritual and cultural events,” said Rev. Marcus Tillery, Community Church of East Williston.

Performances start on Saturday, April 27 and will run on weekends until Saturday, May 11, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.  On Saturday, May 4, there will be a dinner and theatre package starting at 6:30 p.m.  And there will be two shows at 3 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 11.

Tickets are $15 and $12 for senior citizens.  The dinner and theatre package on May 4 is $25. To order tickets of for more information, call 516‐746‐7356 or email ccewplays@gmail.com.

The Community Church of East Williston, affectionately known as the “pretty church” in the area, is located at 45 East Williston Ave. in East Williston.

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