WWU to Stage ‘How the Other Half Loves’

“How The Other Half Loves,” a farce about an amorous affair and its cover up, is the next William Woods University theatre production. Performances are scheduled for Dec. 4, 5 and 6 at 8 p.m. in Dulany Auditorium. A matinee is scheduled for Dec. 7 at 2:30 p.m.

Written by Alan Ayckbourn, the play simultaneously tells the story of three couples by splitting the set into separate compartments. Each couple is of a different social status, and all the men work for the same firm.

The youngest man is having an affair with the wife of the oldest, and when each returns home late one night, they make up a story about having to help the third couple with their domestic problems.

All in all, “How The Other Half Loves” is a tale of people who get lost in the mix between social graces and personal misunderstandings. According to Joe Potter, artistic director of theatre at William Woods, the play is guaranteed to generate a lot of laughter.

Student cast members are Jared Krichevsky, a senior from Culver City, Calif., as Bob Philips; Lindz Pace, a junior from Rolla, Mo., as Teresa Phillips; Daniel Saults, a freshman from Rolla, Mo., as Frank Foster; Lindsey Mertes, a senior from Branson, Mo., as Fiona Foster; Ryan Paul, a junior from Olathe, Kan., as William Detweiler, and Ellen Gilmer, a sophomore form Des Moines, Iowa, as Mary Detweiler.

The performance will be directed by Melissa Alpers-Springer. The scenic designer is Dan Springer and the costume designer is Jane Friedman. Sharree LaMere, a junior from Hallsville, Mo., is the stage manager.

Tickets for “How The Other Half Loves” are $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and $5 for children 3-12. Children under the age of 3 will not be admitted. For tickets, call the box office at (573) 592-4267. For more information, call Potter at (573) 592-4281.