Thank heaven for the theatrical genre of farce. Without it, the entire door-construction subsector of set design would face economic catastrophe.
Yes, you need plenty of slam-able portals when staging farce, and the doors may be particularly fancy for this original screwball work written by Weber State University costume designer Phillip Lowe. Set on New Year’s Eve 1928, it deals with the complications after a wealthy New England society lady is knocked out by an accident just before the big costume party she’s throwing—with a guest list that includes the new owner of the mansion, and therefore new employer of the staff. It’s left to the maid to put on her disguise and host the shindig—and, of course, no complications of mistaken identity could possibly ensue.
Join the entertaining mix-ups as the upper crust mingle with the servants in pre-marketcrash class-crossing frivolity. No door will go unslammed.
The Door Swings Wide @ Val Browning Center, 3750 Harrison Blvd., Ogden, 800-WSU-TIKS, March 18-21, Weber.edu