Not Now Darling

January 2014

A farce by Ray Cooney
& John Chapman

The scene is the exclusive London fur salon of Bodley and Crouch, where Crouch (the well-meaning innocent) struggles to keep things on an even keel despite the energetic philandering of his partner. At the moment, Bodley is trying to secure the affections of  his latest would-be mistress by “selling” her husband an expensive mink fur coat for a fraction of its real worth, and the stammering Crouch is saddled with the task of consummating the sale with a straight face. But, as luck would have it, the husband seizes the bargain coat as the perfect gift for his own mistress—whereupon the  complications burgeon uproariously, with poor Crouch caught in the middle.

Suspicious wives, mistaken identities, scantily clad girls clapped hurriedly into closets and a continuous barrage of rapid fire jokes all become part of the hilarious doings, as the action of the play bubbles along merrily right up to the final curtain when, miraculously and to the great relief of all concerned, everything somehow manages to work out as it should.


Ms. Whittington – Gina Fortino
Arnold – Alan Stillman
Gilbert – David J. Minikhiem
Miss Tippdale – Binaifer Dabu
Jane McMichael – Meghan Jo Clary
Maude Bodley – Heather J. Roach
Harry McMichael – Nathan Faudree
Sue Lawson – Sharon Sorkin
Cmdr Frencham – Navroz N. Dabu
Mrs. Frencham – Kate Huddleston
Mr. Lawson – Jon Wilson


Director: Dustin Czarny
Stage Manager: Patricia Catchouny
Costume Designer: Barbara Toman
Scenic Artist: Sara Barden