Ray Cooney's comedy 'It Runs in the Family' opens up PM&L Theatre's Season

  • Jane Tate (Erin Booth) introduces her son (Julian Wilkerson) to his supposed father, Dr. Mortimore (Matthew Leptich), while Dr. Mortimore introduces her to his wife (Heather Kearney).

    Jane Tate (Erin Booth) introduces her son (Julian Wilkerson) to his supposed father, Dr. Mortimore (Matthew Leptich), while Dr. Mortimore introduces her to his wife (Heather Kearney). Photo by Connie Wurster

 
Submitted by PM&L Theatre
Updated 9/5/2019 11:04 AM

"It Runs in the Family" by Ray Cooney, directed by Jim Behr -- whose previous PM&L credits include "See How They Run" and "Kiss Me, Deadly" -- will open Friday, Sept. 20, and run Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays until Sunday, Oct. 6.

Ray Cooney's comedy takes place in a hospital and contains all the zany characters running in and out of doors that audiences love in a farce. Confused identities, paternity suits, and an array of lunatics keep Dr. Mortimore (Matthew J. Leptich) on his toes as he deals with his ex-wife (Heather Kearney), delivering an important lecture at an international conference, all while receiving a visit from his former mistress (Erin Booth) and her punkish son (Julian Wilkerson) who may or may not be his.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

"It Runs in the Family" will run at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 20, 21, 27 and 28 and Oct. 4, and 5. Sunday matinee performances will be at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 23 and 29 and Oct. 6.

Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for students and seniors, and are available online at pmltheatre.com. To reserve tickets directly through the box office, which opens Sept. 9, call (847) 395-3055. The box office is open 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, and an hour and a half before curtain on show dates.

PM&L is a nonprofit, community-based volunteer organization located in historical downtown Antioch. PM&L is proud of its open auditions policy. For information, call (847) 395-3055 or visit www.pmltheatre.com. They are also on Facebook and Twitter.

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