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Red Barn opens 50th season Wednesday

NO SEX: The Red Barn opens its season Wednesday with the farce, “No Sex Please, We’re British.” The cast takes the stage at 8 p.m.

BY SHARON BARDONNER - sbardonner@ftimes.com

The Red Barn Summer Theatre will open its 50th Anniversary season with “No Sex Please, We’re British.” The farce is written by Alistair Food and Anthony Marriott. 

The play includes a young bride and her husband, the assistant manager of the bank above which the newlyweds live.

The young bride innocently – but spectacularly – errs when placing a mail order for Scandinavian glassware. What she receives is Scandinavian pornography.

Although the audience hears many references and innuendoes about the special delivery, they never see anything off-color.

The plot revolves around the different characters’ reactions to the veritable floods of pornography, scandalous books, films, pictures and even young women who arrive at the apartment as a result of the misguided order.

According to the farce’s description on the Red Barn web site, “The matter is considerably complicated by the man’s mother, his boss, a visiting bank inspector, a police superintendent, and a muddled friend who does everything wrong in his reluctant efforts to set everything right, all of which works up to a hilarious ending of closed or slamming doors.”

The play has successfully entertained Broadway audiences and ran in London for eight years.

Showings run Wednesday-Sunday, June 13-17 and June 20-24. The play begins at 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, with 2 p.m. matinees on Sunday.

For tickets, visit redbarntheatre.net or call 765-659-1657.