The Waterbury Festival Playhouse -- Central Vermont's only Semi-Professional Theater

Run for your Wife


Written by Ray Cooney
Shows (Evenings at 7:30pm):
Preview 9/17 (All Seats $15.00)
Fri. 9/18 - Sat. 9/19, Thu. 9/24 - Sat. 9/26, Thu. 10/1 - Sat. 10/3

A taxi driver gets away with having two wives in different areas of London because of his irregular working schedule. Complication is piled upon complication as the cabby tries to keep his double life from exploding.

The Cast
Mary SmithHolly Biracree
Barbara SmithAmanda Menard
John SmithHugh Davies
Stanley GardnerChris Demars
Detective Sgt TroughtonSarah Venooker
Detective Sgt PorterhouseEthan Alsruhe
Bobby FranklinAdam Cunningham
The Crew
DirectorGeorge Pierce
Set Construction & DesignRick Loya
CostumesGinger Pierce
PropertiesLisa Baranyay
Stage ManagerKathy Barickman
Lighting/Sound OperatorTim Schein

Ethan Alsruhe Ethan Alsruhe
has appeared with the WFP in The Underpants, Noises Off and Year of the Duck and is delighted to be back! Favorite local appearances include Quarryworks' Long Day's Journey Into Night, Green Candle's The Nose and Art the Father, Theatre Mosaic Mond's Mrs. Warren's Profession and Classic Theatre Co.'s Glengarry Glen Ross. Ethan has a BA in Theatre from Connecticut College, likes film, all kinds of junk food and has a day gig at the Williston Hannafords.
Lisa Baranyay Lisa Baranyay
has a love of theatre that began her senior year of high school as a member of the tech crew on Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Coat at Gould Academy, Bethel, ME. Years later, she became involved with the Lamoille Union Middle School drama program, helping out wherever needed, and was officially dubbed Props Mistress for Annie Jr. Lisa joined WFP in 2014. She especially loves hunting for obscure items and making the really unique ones by hand.
Kathy Barickman Kathy Barickman
is excited about her fifth season with WFP. She has been playing in the dark backstage since high school and has stage managed productions throughout college and then with the Valley Players in Waitsfield, VT after moving here from upstate NY. When not playing in the theater, Kathryn can usually be found at her job as an environmental laboratory analyst in Williston or singing with St. Michael's College Liturgical choir. Occasionally she is even at home in Underhill with her husband, Jake, and their houseful of loving critters. She thanks her parents (both English teachers) for passing on their love of theater and her husband for his loving patience.
Holly Biracree Holly Biracree
is thrilled to be making her debut with Waterbury Festival Playhouse. She has performed with Lyric Theatre, Stowe Theatre Guild, Shelburne Players, Lamoille County Players, Little City Players, and Essex Community Players. Her favorite roles include Roz from Moon over Buffalo, Rita from Lucky Stiff, Portia from Cinderella, wife to her best friend and husband Mike, and mother to her two amazing children, Bryce and Gabriel. Thank you Ali for always making that drive to see me on stage!
Adam Cunningham Adam Cunningham
is very happy to be working at WFP again, having recently worked with WFP as Gene in Parasite Drag and Lloyd in Noises off. He was last seen in the Burlington area doing a double-dose of Shakespeare - first as Prospero in Essex Community Players' production of The Tempest and then as Lord Capulet in Vermont Shakespeare Company's production of Romeo and Juliet. Prior to those roles, he played the inscrutable-yet-menacing Martin Dart in Moxie Productions' The Receptionist. Other favorite roles in Vermont include Sidney Bruhl in Deathtrap, Bruce in Beyond Therapy and Ricky Roma in Glengarry Glen Ross. Adam has a BFA in acting from the University of Illinois and an MFA in acting from Brandeis University.
Hugh Davies (2K) Hugh Davies
is delighted to be returning to the Waterbury Festival, having previously appeared here in Sight Unseen, Leading Ladies and Unnecessary Farce. Some of his other favorite productions include Antigone, Experiment With An Air Pump and The Children's Hour. Normally a resident of New York, Hugh loves to spend as much time as possible hiking and skiing in Vermont!
Chris Demars Chris Demars
is from Morrisville, Vermont and has appeared in several local theatrical productions much to the chagrin of his ever-suffering wife. Hobbies include stopwatch operations, insulting chickens and staying out of the court report. He would like to thank President Obama for ruining the country and God for allowing pickled beets to be a thing.
Rick Loya Rick Loya
It’s great to be on board for another season with the WFP. Rick’s passion continues in set design/decoration creating a different place, time and mood has always been challenging and exciting. You can check out Rick’s artistic services, stage works, and more on his website:
Amanda Menard Amanda Menard
is very happy to be returning to the Waterbury Festival Playhouse and working with such a wonderful cast and crew. She holds a BA in Fine Arts: Theater from St. Michael's College. Other companies she has performed with include Lost Nation Theater, WordStage Vermont, and The Valley Players.
George Pierce George Pierce
It all comes down to the show. All the building and rebuilding, planning and organizing comes with one great reward. I get to sit with an incredibly talented group of actors and we get to create a show. Run for your Wife is just one of those fun silly plays that makes for a great night out. Please laugh and enjoy and watch while we try to raise the bar yet again.
Ginger Pierce Ginger Pierce
Sarah Venooker Sarah Venooker
is honored and bemused to be part of this eccentric gathering of talents before you this evening. She would like to thank her family for fostering her furtive imagination from a young age, and her husband for always being proud of this weird thing that consumes so much of her time. Also for eel. Eel is great. Thank you, dear audience member, for your time and energy this evening. And now for something completely different...