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Fulton Community Theatre To Present Comic Farce ‘Bedside Manners’

FULTON, NY – Slamming doors and romantic shenanigans abound as Fulton Community Theatre proudly presents the Derek Benfield’s comic farce “Bedside Manners.”

Roger (Matt Peneston, left) and Geoff (Kyle Walton, right), shake hands over a gentlemen’s agreement, carefully refereed by the opportunistic hotel manager Ferris (Brian Pringle) in a moment from Derek Benfield’s comic farce “Bedside Manners,” which opens Fulton Community Theatre’s 2012 season, running Saturday and Sundays April 28 through May 13 on the Jubilee Hall Stage at Holy Trinity Parish.
Roger (Matt Peneston, left) and Geoff (Kyle Walton, right), shake hands over a gentlemen’s agreement, carefully refereed by the opportunistic hotel manager Ferris (Brian Pringle) in a moment from Derek Benfield’s comic farce “Bedside Manners,” which opens Fulton Community Theatre’s 2012 season, running Saturday and Sundays April 28 through May 13 on the Jubilee Hall Stage at Holy Trinity Parish.

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

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors.

For more information and reservations, please call 592-2768, or visit the company’s website at http://fultoncommunitytheatre.net, or their fanpage on Facebook.

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

Hotel manager Ferris (Brian Pringle) tries to protect his beloved front desk bell from the over anxious, incognito, Helen (Valeri Roscoe Deidich) as she attempts to “quietly” check in for a romantic rendezvous in a moment from Derek Benfield’s comic farce “Bedside Manners.”
Hotel manager Ferris (Brian Pringle) tries to protect his beloved front desk bell from the over anxious, incognito, Helen (Valeri Roscoe Deidich) as she attempts to “quietly” check in for a romantic rendezvous in a moment from Derek Benfield’s comic farce “Bedside Manners.”

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.

Helen (Valeri Roscoe Deidich) and Sally (Molly Brown) get into a heated exchange over a pair of men’s trousers (as well as its owner) in a moment from Derek Benfield’s comic farce “Bedside Manners.”
Helen (Valeri Roscoe Deidich) and Sally (Molly Brown) get into a heated exchange over a pair of men’s trousers (as well as its owner) in a moment from Derek Benfield’s comic farce “Bedside Manners.”

 

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, Inc., New York.

 

 

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

 

Roger (Matt Peneston) feels the wrath of his companion Sally (Molly Brown) after Roger’s wife suddenly shows up at the country inn they are staying at in a moment from Derek Benfield’s comic farce “Bedside Manners.”
Roger (Matt Peneston) feels the wrath of his companion Sally (Molly Brown) after Roger’s wife suddenly shows up at the country inn they are staying at in a moment from Derek Benfield’s comic farce “Bedside Manners.”