BLT presents comedy show ‘Out of Order’ this weekend

Published 4:48 pm Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Bainbridge Little Theatre will close its regular season this week with a British comedy, Ray Cooney’s “Out of Order.”

Termed “a hugely successful British farce,” it involves complications and misunderstandings with embarrassing side effects when a married junior minister of Parliament makes arrangements to spend a romantic evening with a typist from the opposition party. The action takes place in a suite of a posh London hotel.

The current production is being directed by Ida Cooksey and produced by Bonnie Porter.

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The cast introduces a couple of new actors to the BLT stage. It stars Kier Klepzig as Richard Willey, M.P. Klepzig, is the Director of Jones Ecological Research Center and is making his first appearance on the BLT stage, but he is far from being a beginning actor. He also portrayed one of the noted persons buried in Oak City Cemetery during the latest Living History Tour.

Tom Sheehan as George Pigden, is relatively new to BLT. Theatre audiences may remember him from his recent role in Brigadoon. He also is employed at Jones Ecological Research Center, where he is a lead technician of entomology and microbiology.

The role of Jane Worthington, Willey’s romantic interest, is played by Krysti Ramer.

Henry Intili, a veteran player of character roles, is the waiter. Krystal Carter is the maid and Hugh McStay-Harrison is the manager. Other cast members are Eric Gay, who doubles as the dead man and the detective. Richard Whitehead is Ronnie Worthington, Megan Wimberly plays Pamela Willey (Willey’s wife) and Rachel Crager is Gladys, the nurse.

This is the second time BLT has staged “Out of Order,” and those who saw it the first time, 15 years or so ago, describe it as “hilarious.” Based on observations during the photo shoot, the players themselves are having a wonderful time knocking each other out with laughter.

Any successful play takes a good crew of people behind the scenes, and this show has them.

The set is constructed by Henry and Barbara Intili, with décor added by Michael Inlow. Stage manager is Jessica Bostick, with lighting by Joe Livingston, costumes by Sheila Herendeen and properties assembled by the cast and crew.

The show opens Thursday, May 3, continues through Friday and Saturday, all at 7:30 p.m., and closes with a Sunday, May 6, matinee at 2:30 p.m.