The Barnstable Comedy Club presents Bedside Manners
By Derek Benfield

Directed by Ann Ring, this British farce begins with Ferris reluctantly agreeing to look after his sister's seedy country inn during her holiday. However, he did not foresee the wild comings and goings that were to burst upon him on a single spring evening. In one room of the inn is Mr. Smith, who is married but is not there with his wife. In another room is - another Mr. Smith, who is also married, but also not to his present roommate. Why should Ferris be concerned about all of this? He's just there to run the hotel. But it seems the woman staying with the first Mr. Smith has a certain connection to the second Mr. Smith, and the woman staying with the second Mr. Smith - well, you get the idea.

Ferris is 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.

In the cast is Christopher Cooley of Marstons Mills as Ferris, Dan Powers of Hyannis as Roger, Anna Botsford of Centerville as Sally, Bill Ring of Marstons Mills as Geoff, and Angela Courtney-Rossi of Lynn as Helen.

Bedside Manners performs January 10-12, 18-19, and 25-26 at 8:00 p.m., and January 13, 20, and 27 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $18, $16 students and seniors, and may be reserved by calling the box office at 508-362-6333.