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PM&L to present ‘See How They Run’

Ida (Laney Shelley) greets Corporal Clive Winton (Justin Fiorelli) in a scene from PM&L Theatre's production of "See How They Run."
Ida (Laney Shelley) greets Corporal Clive Winton (Justin Fiorelli) in a scene from PM&L Theatre's production of "See How They Run."

ANTIOCH – “See How They Run” by Philip King opens Jan. 26 and will run Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for three weekends at the PM&L Theatre, 877 Main St.

“See How They Run” is a four-door, galloping, highly physical English farce that will leave its audiences breathless with laughter, a news release stated. The play takes place in a vicarage during World War II where everyone ends up dressed like a vicar except the vicar.

Penelope Toop (Tara Petrozelli of Burlington, Wis.), a former American actress, is married to the stuffy local vicar (Matthew Leptich of Antioch). She innocently meets up with an old friend (Justin Fiorelli of Waukegan), who is in town on military leave. A busybody parishioner, Miss Skillon (Chris Jones of Lindenhurst), catches Penelope performing a scene from Noel Coward’s “Private Lives,” and that’s all the confirmed suspicion she needs to stop Penelope from cheating on her husband, and starts the play on its way to being a ridiculously raucous farce.

The show is directed by Jim Behr, whose previous PM&L directing credits include “Kill Me, Deadly” and “No Sex, Please, We’re British.”

“See How They Run” will run at 8 p.m. Jan. 26 and 27 and Feb. 2, 3, 9 and 10; and at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 28, Feb. 4 and 11.

Tickets are available online at pmltheatre.com and are $15 for adults and $13 for students and seniors.

To reserve tickets directly through the box office, call 847-395-3055.

The box office is open 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, and an hour and a half before curtain on show dates.

PM&L is a nonprofit, community-based, volunteer run organization located in historical downtown Antioch.

Call 847-395-3055 or visit online at pmltheatre.com for buying tickets, show announcements, news, and more about the season.

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