Ray Cooney

Run for Your Wife


Main stage
1 hour and 40 minutes.

John Smith
József Biró
 
Mary Smith
Csilla Albert
 
Barbara Smith
Csilla Varga
 
Stanley Curtiz
András Hatházi
 
Porterhouse
Ernő Galló
 
Troughton
M. Fodor Edina / Kézdi Imola

directed by
Attila Keresztes
 
dramaturg
Ottó A. Bodó
 
set design
Bianca Imelda Jeremias
 
costume design
Bianca Imelda Jeremias
 
stage manager
László Mányoki
 
prompter
Zsófi Bálint

Date of the opening: december 03, 2004

Taxi-driver John Smith seems a typical boring Englishmen. But as a matter of fact, he is living a double life with two wives living in two neighboring districts of London. His precisely calculated daily schedule is disrupted because of a small accident one Tuesday evening. He is late to both his homes, so both of his wives report him to the police. What follows is a nightmare-like, crazy rush in which the different lies call forth other subsequent hair-raising ones, and Mr. Smith’s life gets more and more complicated.
 
The world-famous English actor and playwright Ray Cooney’s burlesque has been played with great success both in Europe and in the United States. This exquisite performance – directed by Attila Keresztes – evokes the never-falling tradition of a good vaudeville.

Opening date: December 31, 2004.
Running time: 1 hour and 40 minutes.