The comedy Not Now Darling will be staged at the Kean Theatre this month as part of its “Broadway’s Best and Funniest” series.
The storyline is that London fur salon owner Arnold Crouch has difficulty keeping everything afloat while his partner, Gilbert Bodley, is off philandering. Bodley decides to sell his new mistress’ husband a fur coat for an extremely low price to win her affection, and Crouch is stuck presiding over the deal.
The husband decides to give the coat to his mistress, and that is when all the madness breaks out.
The theater is at the 5847 Meridian Road theater in Richland Township. The play will be presented at 8 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday and Nov. 11 and 12. Cost is $22. An optional dinner at any Atria’s Restaurant & Tavern will begin seating at 6 p.m.; cost for dinner and the show is $41.
There will be Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. this week and Nov. 13. Cost is $20. An optional luncheon will be served at 12:30 p.m. at the Kean Theatre’s Mount Vernon Restaurant; cost for lunch and the show is $39.
Mike Regan of Hampton plays the role of Arnold Crouch, and Stefan Lingenfelter of Butler is Gilbert Bodley. Don Pepe of Butler and Nancy Batko of McCandless play Mr. and Mrs. Frenchman.
Michelina Pollini of Cranberry Township plays Sue Lawson, Michelle LeWay of Pittsburgh is Miss Tipdale, and Diane Mousseau of Plum Township is Maude Bodley. Whitney Ann Jenkins of Butler and Pat Shiner of Monroeville play Janie and Harry McMichael.
Tom Madden, managing and artistic director of the Kean Theatre, is director, and Kristen Scannell producer.
Proceeds from the Kean Theatre benefit the St. Barnabas Free Care Fund, which in 2010 provided more than $4.7 million to poor and low-income residents at St. Barnabas Nursing Home, Valencia Woods at St. Barnabas and The Arbors at St. Barnabas.