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‘See How They Run’ opens next weekend

Published: Thursday, April 18, 2013 1:15 a.m. CST

DIXON – Be ready to laugh out loud at Sauk Valley Community College’s spring production of Philip King’s British comedy “See How They Run,” which will be performed at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, April 26-27 and May 3-4, and at 2 p.m. Sundays, April 28 and May 5, in the school’s Mathis Theatre.

The show’s title is taken from the nursery rhyme “Three Blind Mice,” which exemplifies the mayhem in this three-act farce. “See How They Run” is known for its tense comic situations and headlong humor. Pandemonium ensues as the fallacious stories of four men impersonating vicars, an ex-actress, a star-stuck maid, a tea-totaling spinster and a sedated bishop unfold and their secrets are revealed.

“With British accents, chase sequences, and comedic timing, this show has provided many exciting challenges,” Anna K. Kurtz, Sauk’s theater director, said in a news release.

“The students have definitely embraced the playful and creative spirit needed to perform this show. Their zeal will be palpable from the audience and will make for a laugh out loud, energized, and simply fun production.”  

Opening night features “A Chocolate Interlude.” At intermission, theatergoers can enjoy tempting chocolates, crisp champagne and sparkling cider. Seats to this one-night-only event are limited, and reservations are required. Tickets for the interlude and play are $10.

Otherwise, tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2 for students at 815-288-5511, ext. 0 or at the door.

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