The Forum Building was filled with laughter Thursday night as a British farce was performed by No Refund Theatre.
The show opened with the director, junior John Reddy, and his three assistant directors speaking before the performance. A brief warning of minor nudity was given as the show began.
“Run for your Wife,” a situational comedy written by the English playwright Ray Cooney, involves a taxi driver named John Smith who is married to two separate women.
The show opened with both wives, Barbara and Mary, sitting in their living rooms on the phone with the police.
The show’s set consisted of panels set up as walls, half-painted blue and the other half yellow. The two colors represented the flats belonging to Mary and Barbara.
Each of the women was wondering where their husbands, John Smith, was and were afraid that he had gone missing.
The taxicab driver was involved in a mugging, which brings him to a hospital and starts the confusion of his double life.
Smith spends the rest of the play, with the help of his upstairs neighbor Stanley Gardner, trying to keep his life with two separate wives under wraps.
Multiple times throughout the show the audience laughed at scenes of situational irony involving slapstick humor and verbal puns.
Gardner in particular had many lines that induced laughter and cheers from the crowd.
A few other scenes involved somewhat salacious outfits and behavior, which caused numerous catcalls and screams from the show-goers.
Mike Weakland, who played the male lead, said he loved being in the show and that it was funny.
“This show is British farce to a T,” Weakland (senior-information sciences and technology) said. “I just get to look frantic and silly over the time sometime,” he added.
Many students came out to the performance last night to support friends in the cast.
Sophomore Jason Milko said he came to the show because his girlfriend had one of the leading roles. He said he didn’t know much about the show but his girlfriend had described the main plot to him.
“[It] seems pretty funny [and] interesting,” Milko (sophomore-industrial engineering) said.
Kara Peters said she also came out to support someone in the cast.
Peters (freshman-nutrition) said she didn’t know much about the show but had heard it was going to be funny.
“I [always] love a good laugh,” she said.