If you think your life is complicated and you’d like to have some comic relief, mark your calendar to see Caught in the Net, the upcoming outrageously- funny comedy opening April 26th at the Black Box Theatre. Written by Ray Cooney and directed by Stephen Jefferys, this fast-paced British comedy was nominated for the 2002 Olivier (Britain’s equivalent of the Tony Award) and for Best New Comedy the previous year.
The play follows the antics of Londoner John Smith, a two-timing taxi driver who keeps two separate families. When his teenage children (a girl from one family and a boy from the other) happen to meet in an Internet chat room and want to meet, the hijinks begin as John tries to head off certain disaster. Enlisting the help of his best friend Stanley, they invent multiple “cover stories” that grow until they get entirely out of control…and then when Stanley’s slightly crazy father arrives to go on holiday, things really get absurd.
Set to play the part of John Smith is Rod Shuttleworth, last seen in Shakespeare Kelowna's 2012 summer show as the clown 'Launce', best friend Stanley is Joe Welton, who won best supporting actor at last years Okanagan Zone Festival, and Stanley’s dad is TKS veteran, Roger Ward. Rounding out the silliness are Hillary Omoe (Vicki, his daughter), Peter Macleod (Gavin, his son) and his two wives Barbara (Susanne Haslund) and Mary (Ruby Bullock).
Caught in the Net runs April 25-28 and May 2-5, (Wednesday to Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm and matinees Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 pm). Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door and are currently on sale at the Prospera Place Box Office and at www.selectyourtickets.com. Visit us online at www.theatrekelowna.org