BWW Review: RUN FOR YOUR WIFE at Hunterdon Hills Playhouse Keeps the Laughs Coming

BWW Review: RUN FOR YOUR WIFE at Hunterdon Hills Playhouse  Keeps the Laughs Coming

The Hunterdon Hills Playhouse is presenting the outrageous adult comedy, Run For Your Wife by Ray Cooney, adapted and directed by Ken Schwarz. The Playhouse, well known for its entertainment and dining, is delighting audiences with this new American version of the play. The show will be onstage through October 18. Run For Your Wife was seen on Broadway in 1989, had a film adaptation in 2013, and has been produced around the world.

Two wives, two homes, and one very busy man. John Smith is a taxi driver who juggles a dual life with his wife, Mary who lives in Jersey City and Barbara who resides in Bayonne. When John has an accident and winds up in the hospital, the two addresses on his records cause confusion and detectives come to visit his homes. John goes into a panic when he realizes that his wives may discover each other. That's when John's friend and neighbor, Stanley gets involved to cover for him, but the confusion only escalates. Angry wives, curious cops, wild alibis, mistaken identities, and colorful characters add to the hilarity of the fast-paced, raucous story. Audiences will have fun wondering just what will happen next.

BWW Review: RUN FOR YOUR WIFE at Hunterdon Hills Playhouse  Keeps the Laughs Coming

The talented actors in Run For Your Wife deliver the clever dialogue without missing a beat. They include Dario Caudana as John Smith; Anna Laura Strider as Mary Smith; Katie Leonard as Barbara Smith; Ken DiDiario as Detective Trout; Patrick May as Stanley Gardner; Joseph Ferraro as Newspaper Reporter; Greg Schweers as Detective Porter; and Bobby Franklin as Greg Driscoll.

The Production Staff has done a wonderful job of bringing Run For Your Wife to the stage. They include costume design and scenic décor by Lore McCarthy; set and lighting design by Ken Schwarz; set construction by John Tjalma and Doug Milne. The Producer/Production Manager is Ken Schwarz; Stage Manager is Mimi Connell; and Assistant Stage Manger is David Seals.

Seeing a show at Hunterdon Hills Playhouse is complemented by their dining experience. The luncheon selections include Lemon Pepper Cod, Roast Turkey with Stuffing and Eggplant Rollatini. Dinner selections include Roast Prime Rib of Beef, Chicken Cordon Bleu, and Salmon with Lemon Dill Sauce. All meals are served with fresh homemade breads, mixed garden salad, their renowned unlimited dessert buffet, coffee, and tea. Beer and wine is available for an additional fee. While you're there, you can also purchase baked goods that are made on premises and visit the Playhouse boutique, Fabulous Finds.

Whether you're going solo, with family, friends or in a group, a visit to Hunterdon Hills Playhouse is delightful. The Playhouse opened its doors in March of 1981. Now with over 200 shows later, it has become one of New Jersey's favorite dinner theatres.

Hunterdon Hills Playhouse is located at 88 Rt. 173 W., Hampton, New Jersey. Run For Your Wife will be performed through October 18 with matinee and dinner shows. Call them at 1.800.447.7313 or 1.908.730.8007 and visit Check out the upcoming shows in 2018 at the Playhouse that includes Christmas in the Air, Ivery Bell's Gospel Revue, Who's Bad and Mahoney Brothers Christmas.

Photo Credits: Barbara Storm and Kerry Snyder

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