PM&L Theatre in Antioch will perform a production of the comedy "See How They Run" by Philip King.
The show will be directed by Jim Behr, whose previous PM&L directing credits include "Kill Me, Deadly," and "No Sex, Please, We're British." The production opens Friday, Jan. 26, and will run Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for three weekends.
"See How They Run" is a highly physical English farce that takes place in a vicarage during World War II, where everyone ends up dressed like a vicar except the vicar.
Penelope Toop, played by Tara Petrozelli of Burlington, Wisconsin, is a former American actress married to the stuffy local vicar, played by Matthew Leptich of Antioch. She innocently meets up with an old friend, Corporal Clive Winton, played by Justin Fiorelli of Waukegan, who is in town on military leave.
A busybody parishioner, Miss Skillon, played by Chris Jones of Lindenhurst, catches Penelope performing a scene from Noel Coward's "Private Lives," and that's all the confirmed suspicion she needs to try to stop Penelope from cheating on her husband, which starts the play on its way to being a raucous farce.
"See How They Run" will run at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Jan. 26 and 27 and Feb. 2, 3, 9 and 10; and 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 28 and Feb. 4 and 11.
Tickets are available online at pmltheatre.com and are $15 for adults and $13 for students and seniors. To reserve tickets directly through the box office, call (847) 395-3055. The box office is open 6-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, and an hour and a half before curtain on show dates.
PM&L Theatre is at 877 Main St. in Antioch.
PM&L is a nonprofit, community-based, volunteer run organization. Upcoming shows include "Company," a musical comedy by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth, running March 9-25; "Bad Seed" by Maxwell Anderson, based on the book by William March, May 4-20; and "The Secret Garden" by Marsha Norman, with music by Lucy Simon, based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, June 29 through July 15.
For information about their upcoming season, call (847) 395-3055, visit pmltheatre.com or find them on Facebook and Twitter.