Fulton Community Theatre to present ‘Bedside Manners’

Roger, played by Matt Peneston (left), finds himself trapped by the presence of his wife, Helen, played by Valeri Roscoe Deidich, at the country hotel he’s using for some extramarital action. Collecting tips while he juggles the action between the bedrooms is the all-seeing Ferris, played by Brian Pringle. Derek Benfield’s comic farce “Bedside Manners” opens Fulton Community Theatre’s 2012 season.

Slamming doors and romantic shenanigans abound as Fulton Community Theatre will present the Derek Benfield’s comic farce “Bedside Manners.”

The production, which opens FCT’s 2012 season, runs Saturdays, April 28, May 5 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinees April 29, May 6 and 13 at 2 p.m. on the Jubilee Hall stage at Holy Trinity Parish, 309 Buffalo St., Fulton.

Tickets may be obtained by calling 592-2768 or visiting the web site at www.fultoncommunitytheatre.net.

The play centers around the hapless Ferris, who reluctantly agrees to look after his sister’s seedy country inn during her vacation.

What he does not foresee is the wild comings and goings that burst upon him on a single spring evening when he checks in two couples, Roger and Sally, and Geoff and Helen.

Mania ensues as Ferris becomes engulfed in lies, confusions and bewilderments as he tries to capitalize on preventing the inevitable meetings of husbands, wives and lovers in assorted compromising situations.

Featured in the cast are Brian Pringle as Ferris, Matt Peneston as Roger, Valeri Roscoe Dedich as Helen, Kyle Walton as Geoff, and Molly Brown as Sally.

The production is under the direction of Michael A. Bolio, with Renee Fenske assistant directing and William Edward White producing.

“Bedside Manners” is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service.

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