Habeas Corpus by Alan Bennett

Directed by Dan Friedman

Produced by Jessica Durdock Moreno

A saucy farce from a less enlightened age

April 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 Evenings at 8.00 pm

April 14, 21 Matinees at 2.00 pm


The antics at the Wicksteed home are a satirical merry-go-round. Family, friends, and the sexual satisfaction of the “corpus” (body) are the ruling passions in this farcical comedy of ill-manners. Through a dance of mistaken identities and carnal encounters, one motto holds fast:

“He whose lust lasts, lasts longest.”

First performed in 1973 starring Alec Guinness, Alan Bennett’s hilarious play takes the traditional British farce of prior years to the extreme. – It’s all the trousers-down, mistaken identity, and not-so-subtle sexual innuendo you might expect, presented with a knowing nod and a wink from master satirist, Bennett.

Please Note: This play contains some references to suicidal tendencies

Meet The Cast

Joshua Adelson – Dennis Wicksteed

Dean Alexander – Arthur Wicksteed

John Fabiani – Mr. Shanks

Susie Hackel – Mrs. Swabb

Chris Marker – Mr. Purdue

Susanna Marker – Constance Wicksteed

Lynn Nissenbaum – Muriel Wicksteed

Carolyn McCarthy – Lady Rumpers

Steve Stott – Sir Percy Shorter

Tarah Vega – Felicity Rumpers

Stephen Zerilli – Canon Throbbing

Evening performances begin at 8.00pm, Sunday Matinees at 2.00pm, and run for approximately 2 hours.
Doors open 30 minutes before curtain.  All seating is general, not pre-assigned.

There will be a 15 minute intermission at which time concessions will be available.

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