The Windsor Jesters Open RUN FOR YOUR WIFE This Friday, 5/16-24
The Windsor Jesters are getting ready for the opening night of "Run For Your Wife", Ray Cooney's hilarious British farce, on Friday May 16! "We are thrilled to be performing on Shad Derby weekend and Memorial Day weekend", says Chris Bushey, the group's President. "These are two very important events for the Town and we couldn't be happier to be a part of it all. Windsor is Connecticut's oldest town and the Windsor Jesters are Connecticut's oldest continuously performing community theater. It's great to be a part of such a rich history", he concluded.
The Windsor Jesters first performed in 1951 and have produced at least one main stage production every year since. That makes the Jesters slightly older than the Shad Derby and the Jesters had been around for 16 years before the Federal government officially named Memorial Day. In honor of the sacrifices made by those who have served and continue to serve our country, the Jesters are offering free admission to any performance to all current and former military personnel.
Directed by Rosemarie Beskind of Simsbury, "Run For Your Wife", tells the story of very ordinary taxi driver John Smith, played by Chris Bushey of Bloomfield, who just so happens to have two wives, two homes and two lives. John has successfully kept each wife, Helen Malinka of Glastonbury as Mary Smith and Tracy Arcari Weed of West Hartford as Barbara Smith, from finding out about the other one until he decides to help out an old woman who is getting mugged. Unfortunately Mr. Smith is soon being investigated by two police detectives, Mark O'Donnell of Windsor as Det. Sgt. Troughton and Steve O'Brien of Simsbury as Det. Sgt. Porterhouse. Even though John is eagerly assisted by his upstairs neighbor Stanley Gardner, Bruce Larsen of Glastonbury, it looks like John's secret is going to come out.
Does John get away with it? Or will his flamboyant new upstairs neighbor, Jeff Weber of Springfield as Bobby Franklyn, blow the lid? You'll just have to see the show to find out. Producer, Stage Manager and Costumer Nicole Bushey of Bloomfield and Props Mistress Linda Lydon of Windsor Locks.
Performances are held in the comfortably appointed theater at the LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor.
Show dates are May 16, 17, 23 and 24 at 8:00 PM and a there will be a special 2:00 PM Matinee performance on Saturday May 17.
In honor of their service to our country the Windsor Jesters offer FREE admission to any performance for ALL current and former members of the military.