Comedy on Delivery

Comedy on Delivery

Fairfax's Providence Players to present bawdy British farce.

The Providence Players of Fairfax kick off their sixth season with the comedy "Cash on Delivery," by Michael Cooney.

A contemporary, bawdy farce, the play, a send-up of the British welfare system, is about a man who starts receiving welfare checks as a fluke. The problems get bigger and bigger as the checks keep coming.

The production, directed by Beth Hughes-Brown, runs for three weekends in October at Frost Middle School.

"In terms of acting and timing, it's probably the most difficult show this group has done yet," said board member Bill Vander Clute, adding that the cast members have been busy perfecting their British accents.

"Cash on Delivery" marks the first show of the 2003-04 season. In January, the troupe will perform "The Good Doctor" by Neil Simon. In the spring, Fairfax audiences can expect the entertaining "The Man Who Came to Dinner" by Kauffman and Hart.

The Players welcome community involvement in their shows, whether through backstage work or acting, ticket sales or publicity.

"This is a group that really tries to do relatively family theater," Vander Clute said.

— By Joanna Franco