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No Opinion: 1950s farce now playing in Palatine

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The award-winning Theatre Nebula company is performing the world premiere of Kevin Wiczer's two-act farce, "A Man With No Opinion."

The show's run comes to an end this weekend. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 7 and 8, and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 9, at the Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, 150 E. Wood St., Palatine.

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Set in the 1950s, the play centers on secretary Constance Caldwell, who meets her idea of a model husband -- a man with no opinions -- while her employers are away on a business trip. However, impressing his manipulative, meddling mother, a woman with nothing but opinions, would seem impossible. To win her over, Constance pretends her employer's upscale home is her own, but when her employers, Robert and Lillian, return unexpectedly, the web of lies is quickly spun, identities are mistaken and opinions run wild.

"The show was created from my love of farce, British comedy, period pieces and my desire to create strong women's roles," said author and director Kevin Wiczer. "I just love the idea of constantly trying to maintain society reputations in the most obnoxious situations."

The energetic cast includes Mary Clare Becks, Julia Macholl, Alex Kostner, Chuck Sisson, Laural Reinhart, Adam Kasprowicz and Paul Safyan.

"The cast of A Man With No Opinion is everything I could have hoped for and more," Wiczer said. "I call this a 'sophisticated' farce because of the elegance that many of the characters embody, and every actor involved brings elegance, sharp wit, and comedic timing with great ease!"

The production team also consists of producers J. Spencer Greene and Kathy Conick; composer Jeff Poindexter; costume designer Lisa Hale; stage managers Tom Hermanson and Kristen Foley.

Tickets are $12-$18 at the Cutting Hall Box Office, at (847) 202-5222, or at cuttinghall.org.

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