Comedy 'Not Now, Darling' To Be Staged In Connellsville
Fans of the comedy “Not Now, Darling” have a reason to celebrate as the date and location for staging the comedy has been announced.
The comedy, “Not Now, Darling” which is directed by David Hartz, will be staged in Connellsville on May 7th to 9th at 7:30 pm and on 10th May at 2:30 pm.
While speaking about the comedy, director David Hartz stated that he was on the lookout for something different.
“I pored over catalogs for a month looking for something different,” he said.
“Since I'm used to producing plays at the high school for a younger audience, I wanted to do something that would appeal to a somewhat more mature audience.”
He later decided to go with a comedy with Ray Cooney and John Chapman. The play is about the owners of a fur salon which is based in London. The salon is owned by two people Arnold Crouch and Gilbert Bodley. In the play, Crouch has difficulty keeping a float while Bodley has gone philandering.
Bodley decides to sell a fur coat belonging to his new mistress’ husband at a very low price so as to win his mistress’ affection and struck presiding over the deal is Crouch. When the whole plan falls apart, hilarity ensues.
“I've always been a fan of British comedy, having grown up on Monty Python and Benny Hill. ‘Not Now, Darling' is in that category of broad physical comedy that defines the genre,” Hartz said.
“It's a challenge for me as a director. It will also be a change for me working with a smaller cast than I'm used to, enabling me to work a bit more closely with the actors individually.”