Jun 6, 2011

'It Runs in The Family'

Central Lakes College Summer Theatre presents the Ray Cooney farce “It Runs in The Family” June 15-25 in Chalberg Theatre on the Brainerd campus. The eight performances are directed by Patrick Spradlin, who calls Cooney “Britain’s master of madcap comedies.” On the day he’s to give an important lecture to visiting physicians, Dr. David Mortimore has an unexpected visitor: a nurse with whom he’d had a torrid affair 18 years prior. As if this isn’t startling enough, David is about to be introduced to the teenage son he never knew he had. Can he keep the boy’s identity a secret from his current wife, his stern administrator boss, and his curious colleagues? The fun includes Mortimore’s hapless colleague, a police sergeant, a senile patient, an assortment of matrons, a syringe full of tranquilizer and costume from the Christmas pantomime. The cast includes Shane Keran, Rebecca Souhrada, Wendy Lane, Bob Spear, all of Brainerd; Denise Sirucek, Staples; Marcy Miller, Pine River; Marcia Stanton, Backus; Sam Wesp, Nisswa; David Allan Pundt, Crosslake; Ed Eyestone, Crosby; and Lizzy Buscher and Ralph Knowlton, both of Ironton. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. June 15-18 and 22-25. For general admission tickets ($8 adults, $5.50 ages 5-16), call the box office at 218-855-8199 or go to www.clctickets.com (Photo by Steve Kohls, Brainerd Dispatch)