A briefcase full of money can only spell trouble for Henry A. Perkins, and that means an evening of increasingly hysterical situations and nonstop comedy when Great Bend Community Theatre presents “Funny Money.”
The British comedy by Ray Cooney kicks off GBCT’s 2017-2018 season. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 9-11, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Crest Theater, 1905 Lakin Ave.
Tickets are $12, and will be available at the ticket booth, 620-792-4228. For Saturday only, patrons may also attend a pre-show social hour at 6:30 for an additional $10. Wine, beer, cheese and other snacks will be provided, said Karen Gore, GBCT artistic director.
Gore directs “Funny Money” and designed the set. She describes it as an ensemble production filled with British humor.
“There’s constant chatter, and it’s an active show,” she said.
“Henry A. Perkins, a mild-mannered C.P.A. (played by David Burdett) accidentally picks up the wrong briefcase: one full of money! Henry assumes it is illicit cash, and he decides to keep it. Knowing that the former owner must have his briefcase, he rushes home to book one-way fares out of the country for himself and his wife (LeAnne Delgado).” Charlie Dixon and Grady Bolding play police detectives.
“Wandering in and out throughout this hysteria is Vic Johnson (Marcus Mull) and his wife, Betty (Erin Ferguson); a taxi driver (KB Bell is funny as always) and a passerby (Matt Mazouch). Only in an English comedy by Ray Cooney could such a complex maze of characters cross paths, and mix up identities while maintaining a constant witty verbal dialogue.”
Stage manager is Bonnie LeRoy; light, special effects and sound design are by Dan Heath; and light and sound board operation is by Luke Abbott.
GBCT season tickets are still available. Inquire at the ticket booth. 620-792-4228.