Members of Playhouse 2000 will present a comedy play, “Women in Jeopardy” this weekend in the VK Garage Theater.
The story revolves around the exploits of two enterprising mid-life divorcees trying to determine if their third friend has fallen into a romance with a serial killer. Before the adventure is over, their crime-fighting efforts have caught up the friend’s daughter, her boyfriend and an enterprising police sergeant with an oddly familiar face.
The Playhouse 2000 cast features several well-known local actors, including Darcey Wagner, a past P2k Volunteer of the Year, as Mary, the mild-mannered divorcee whose kitchen is the base of the play’s operations. Amy Goodyear, fresh from her work in the Award-Winning P2K presentation “The Pretty Trap,” plays Mary’s partner in solving crime, Jo.
Serenity Lewis Lockhart portrays the friend, Liz, whose new boyfriend, Jackson, played by Barry Wall, generates strong suspicions. Both were seen last season at P2K; Lewis in “The Glitter Girls,” and Wall in “Witness For The Prosecution.”
Rounding out the cast are Sarah Brooks, also seen in both “Glitter Girls” and “Witness,” as Amanda, Liz’s somewhat dim but gorgeous daughter, and Ethan VanFossen, from last season’s “Impossible Marriage” as her sometime boyfriend, Trenner.
The show is under the direction of Jeffrey Brown, P2K executive director, and Rachel Boland returns to the position of stage manager. Props for the show are designed by Barbara French.
At its world premiere three seasons ago by the famous Geva Theater Center in Rochester, New York, “Women In Jeopardy!” was called “a winner … the audience roared big time.” The reviewer went on to describe the play as “Thelma and Louise” meets “The First Wives Club” and “a farcical comedy that somehow manages to feel both familiar and innovative.”
As a modern comedy, this play carries a “PG” rating. It is intended for mature audiences, because of mildly adult themes.
Performances are slated at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, at VK Garage Theater, 305 Washington St.