WARNER ROBINS -- Fifty years ago, Warner Robins Little Theatre performed its first play, Move Over, Mrs. Markham.
To commemorate the event, the theater will again bring the British comedy to life when it opens Friday.
I love British farce, said director Bill Felton.
Felton, however, didnt choose the play. He was absent from a board meeting and was asked to direct, because his last play was No Sex Please, Were British, another farce.
Move Over, Mrs. Markham is set is present-day England, where the Markhams get involved with their friends -- the Lodges -- extramarital affairs.
Husband, Philip Markham, played by Mike Castle, and wife Joanna Markham, played by Debbie Martin, both agree, unbeknownst to each other, to let their friends use their home to have a fling on the same night.
The decorator, Alistair Penlow, and the housekeeper, Sylvie, also are having an affair and plan to use the house.
Penlow, played by Alexander Raines, is flamboyant and uses the words ducky and cheeky.
This is a good, seasoned cast, said Felton. They understand timing.
Sylvie, who darts in and out of the house making eyes and suggestive remarks to her lover Penlow, is played by Renee Craycraft.
As the plot thickens, Linda Lodge, played by Pat Phillips, asks Walter Pangbourne, played by Taylor Castle, to meet her.
Meanwhile, Henry Lodge, played by Terry Minyard, asks Miss Wilkerson, played by Darby Arthur, to also meet him at the Markhams place.
Throw in the mix an older, grandmotherly woman, Olive Harriett Smythe, and the farce continues.
Smythe is actually played by 17-year-old Veterans High School student Annie Sinatra.
The actors and actresses all use English accents.
Felton said he is a stickler about the correct accents.
During the opening remarks, the director said he might put on his own British accent as well to set the mood.