SOUTH HOLLAND, IL– The PAC Rats Theatre Company of South Suburban College will present Move Over, Mrs. Markham, written by John Chapman and Ray Cooney. Performances will take place in the Kindig Performing Arts Center on the college’s Main Campus on September 20, 21 and 27 at 8:00 p.m., September 28 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and September 29 at 2:00 p.m.
Set in a top floor flat in London, Move Over, Mrs. Markham is a hilarious adult comedy revolving around misunderstandings, mix-ups, and mistaken identities. Philip and Joanna Markham (Eric Atkinson of Chicago and Jennifer Balbuena of Homewood) are a very happily married couple. Philip is a well-respected, straight-laced gentleman who publishes children's books. Philip's philandering business partner Henry Lodge (Martell Jefferson of South Holland) convinces Philip to let him use his flat that night to meet his newest conquest (Cathy Hundt of Thornton). Meanwhile, Joanna is approached by Henry's wife, Linda (Laura Tiemens of South Holland), who has decided to have an affair of her own. She persuades Joanna to let her use the flat on same night so she can meet her "dolly Wally Walter" (Paul Braun of Lansing). In the meantime, Alistair Spenlow (Charlie Furtek of Lansing), the interior decorator the Markhams hired, is in a relationship with Sylvie (Latashia Garney of Riverdale), the Markham's au pair. They plan to "test out" the new furniture in the house. Enter prudish children's book author Olive Harriet Smythe (Betty S. Neil of Markham) who is looking for a new publisher. Who knew so much farce could happen with so many couples, all in one apartment?
Dean Scalzitti of Hegewisch takes on the roles of director and set designer. Lydia Bellamy-Palma and JoAnna Tassin, both of Park Forest, design lights and costumes respectively. Angela Martin of Midlothian is the stage manager. Pat Nevins of Homewood is her assistant. Heather Young of Chicago is the prop mistress.
Tickets are just $8 for adults, $6 for seniors 55 or better, $6 for students. Call the 24/7 box office voicemail line at (708) 210-5741. You may also reserve tickets by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Group rates are also available.
South Suburban College is located at 15800 S. State Street in South Holland, Illinois, between Sibley Boulevard and 159th Street. The campus is convenient to Routes 94, 80, 57, and 294. Free, ample, well-lit parking is available.