Swamp Fox Players to present ‘The Constant Wife’

  • Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Clayton Stairs/Times Above, Jeff Seigrist as John Middleton, Pamela Streicher as Marie Louise Durham, Ariane Lieberman as Constance Middleton and Marcy Carl as Martha Culver rehearse a scene in the play.

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Swamp Fox Players proudly present “The Constant Wife” directed by Mark Brown at the Strand Theater in downtown Georgetown.

Performance dates are Feb. 28, March 1, 7, 8, 13, 14 and 15 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, March 9 and 16 at 2:30 p.m.

“This is an old play, written in 1927,” Brown said. “It is British humor, which can sometimes be subtle and dry, so we are trying to spice it up a little. There is enough drama in life, so come out and laugh, and forget your troubles for a while.”

He said that the play explores relationships between husbands and wives, which have changed over the last 75 years.

“It is interesting to see how roles in marriage work today as opposed to the 1930s,” Brown said.

“The husband was the bread winner and what he wanted to do, he did. The wife had no say so. We’ve come a long way.”

He said he is happy to work with such a wonderful cast, half of whom are also directors who know what should be happening on stage.

“This is the best play I never directed,” Brown jokes.

The cast is Ariane Lieberman as Constance Middleton, Jeff Seigrist as John Middleton, Jan Fort as Mrs. Culver, Marcy Carl as Martha Culver, Pamela Streicher as Marie Louise Durham, Joe Ford as Bernard Kersal, Stacy Rabon as Barbara Fawcett, Lee Padgett as Mortimer Durham, and Warren Umstead as Bently.

Brown also credits the crew, including set designer Roger Goedtel and set decorator Lee Padgett who created an authentic English drawing room.

About the play

“The Constant Wife” is a social comedy of marital maneuvers in 1930s upper-class London, written by W. Somerset Maugham.

Constance discovers that her husband is having an affair with her best friend.

Rather than humiliating herself and others, she denies the affair, defends the two, and sets about turning bad luck, unfaithful friends, local gossip and a broken heart to her own advantage.

All tickets are $15.

Call 843-527-2924 ext. 1# for reservations.

The Strand Theater is located at 710 Front Street in Georgetown.

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