In the 1994 comedy by Ray Cooney, a mild-mannered accountant accidentally picks up the wrong briefcase and discovers it is filled with lots of British pounds. Tired of the day-to-day grind, he decides to keep the money and immediately wants to depart for points unknown.
Will his wife go along with the plan? How does he keep the news away from his best friends? Throw in the police, an impatient taxi driver, and the briefcase’s actual owner, and an evening of hilarious theater is the result.
Gene Golaszewski is slated to direct the production, which will run weekends, May 17-June 8.
British accents are helpful but not required. The ages of all characters are negotiable.
The cast includes Henry Perkins, an insignificant London accountant solidly situated in the English middle class, who has just received the best birthday present ever;
Davenport, a detective sergeant who’s seen it all and wants a piece of the action;
Slater, another police officer, a solicitous and kindly soul until provoked; and
Bill, a cabbie full of spirit and very resourceful.
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