The Morgan-Wixson Theatre in Santa Monica will present Caught in the Net, the sequel to the critically acclaimed farce Run For Your Wife, beginning Saturday, Jan. 22 through Feb. 19.
Performances are scheduled at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. A discussion with the audience is scheduled after the Jan. 29 performance.
Ray Cooney’s Run For Your Wife was performed at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre last year.
Director Tina Polzin has returned to direct the sequel, which takes place years later. Caught in the Net finds harried cab driver John Smith still leading a double life with two wives.
He now has two teenagers – a son and a daughter, one with each unsuspecting wife – who become acquainted online and, fascinated with their coincidental backgrounds, they are determined to meet. Smith must derail their budding relationship, which threatens his longtime deception and heretofore happy double life.
The production includes four cast members from Run For Your Wife: Michael C. Silva, reprising his role as John Smith; Laura Buckles, returning as Mary Smith; Tristan Wright, returning as neighbor Stanley Gardner; and Paul Guay, formerly Det. Porterhouse and now playing Stanley’s father. Additions for this play are Denise Carole as Mary Smith, and Doug Oliphant and Julisa Smith as teenagers Gavin Smith and Vicki Smith, respectively.
Caught in the Net was nominated for the 2002 Olivier Award and the 2001 Evening Standard Award, both for Best New Comedy. Predecessor Run For Your Wife holds the record as the longest-running comedy (nine years) in London’s West End, a Morgan-Wixson spokesperson said.
Tickets for reserved seats are $18, or $15 for students and seniors.
Information, (310) 828-7519, or www.morgan-wixson.org.