'No Sex Please, We're British' Opens March 1

February 27, 1991|By Staff report

WESTMINSTER — The Carroll Players will present the Anthony Marriott/Alistair Foot play, "No Sex Please, We're British," March 1, 2, 7-9 and 14-16 at Frock's Sunnybrook Farm on Bond Street.

The story is a farce involving a newlywed couple, played by Pat Flaherty and Michele Everett, who live above the bank in which the husband works.

The wife innocently sends in a mail order for some Scandinavian glassware, but instead, receives Scandinavian pornography. The couple has to work very hard to remedy the situation as more books, photos, films and, eventually, young women arrive at their doorstep.

A visiting mother-in-law, played by Kathleen Day, complicates the dilemma even more, as do the man's boss, played by Jim Naylor; a visiting bank inspector, played by Pat Fiore; a police superintendent, portrayed by Doug Rumpza; and a muddled friend, played by Paul Zimmerman, who does everything wrong in his rather pitiful attempts to do right.

Other performers are Roxanne Gauss, who plays Susan, and Dan Collins, the deliveryman.

Mistaken identities and desperate attempts to disguise the obvious add to the show's delightfulness.

Mary Lou Groutis directing the play, assisted by Ryan Grabowski.

The cast includes veterans of the Carroll Players as well as new faces.

Pat Flaherty has been seen in "Dr. Cook's Garden" and "The Mousetrap." He also has been very active in the technical end of numerous productions.

Doug Rumpza also was seen in "The Mousetrap."

Veteran Paul Zimmerman may be remembered from "Here Lies Jeremy Troy," "Any Wednesday," "The Mousetrap," "Harvey," and many others.

This is Jim Naylor'ssecond play with the group, after performing in "Dr. Cook's Garden."

Pat Fiore played Jeremy in "Here Lies Jeremy Troy," as well as roles in "The Girl in the Freudian Slip" and "The Butler Did It." Roxanne Gauss also was seen in those plays.

Mary Lou Grout has performed in "Harvey" and "Dr. Cook's Garden." This is her directorial debut with the Players.

Newcomers to the Players include Michele Everett, who has performed in high school and college plays and now teaches at North Carroll High School, and Kathleen Day, who is known for her work with the Theatre on the Hill and Mount Airy Players' productions.

Also new are Ryan Grabowski, a recent Westminster High School graduate who performed in many school plays, and Dan Collins, also a WHS graduate now attending Carroll Community College.

Tickets for the show are $16, except on Thursdays, March 7 and 14, when they are $15. The cost includes a complete buffet dinner. A cash bar also will be available.

The doors open at 5:45 p.m. for each performance. Dinner is served at 6:45 p.m., with the show beginning at 8. Tickets maybe obtained at Long's Florist in Hampstead and Finksburg, the Treat Shoppe in Cranberry Mall, and Scharon's Black Eagle in the Westminster Shopping Center.

Information: 857-0168 or 239-3326.

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