Performers to present fall play ‘How the Other Half Loves’
Love and betrayal. It’s what every great comedy is made of, right? Maybe not, but in “How the Other Half Loves,” it’s a theme that’s been working since 1969. This sex farce can be seen on the NIACC campus this fall when students perform the comedy.
Although the play is 45 years old, it still captures the interests of the audience.
“The husband or wife getting caught [cheating] is still being used in sitcoms today,” Director Tim Slaven said. “It’s still funny even if people aren’t shocked by it anymore.”
Slaven said he was first introduced to the play while at the Clinton Showboat, where he designed the set which is one half of two separate houses.
“It causes the audience to shift gears constantly,” Slaven said. “Not only is the set split, but since it is in the Black Box Theatre, the audience is essentially split to see separate sides of the story.”
Bob Philips (Aaron Franck) and Teresa Philips (Lindsey Odegaard), share “common ground” due to the unique set, with Frank Foster (Marshall Sunnes) and Fiona Foster (Anna Seibert).
Bob and Fiona soon find each other caught in an affair covered up with lies of helping a different couple with their marriage.
William Detweiler (Nick Walters) and Mary Detweiler (Kyrie Babbitt); however, do not need help with their marriage. When Frank and Teresa find their spouses are lying, they become suspicious.
Will the Foster and Phillip affair ruin their marriages or will they work their problems out? Find out November 1-4 at 8 p.m. Admission is free for NIACC students with student ID and $5 for the general public.