By Adam Hetrick
28 Jul 2009
John Tillinger directs the production that is scheduled to run through Aug. 15. In addition to Whitehead and Carr, the cast features Cecilia Hart, Carson Elrod, Darren Pettie and Karen Walsh.
The production marks the third Ayckbourn comedy Tillinger has staged for Westport featuring Whitehead, Carr, Hart and Elrod.
How the Other Half Loves, according to Westport, "is an ingenious comedy about three married couples: Frank and Fiona Foster, played by Whitehead and Hart; Bob and Teresa Phillips, played by Pettie and Carr; and William and Mary Featherstone, played by Elrod and Walsh. When Fiona and Bob try to cover-up their adulterous love affair, hilarious complications result as all the couples get tangled up in lies and misunderstandings, culminating in a dinner party where comedy is the main course."
Designing the production are James Noone (scenic design), Laurie Churba Kohn (costume design), Stephen Strawbridge (lighting design), Scott Killian (composer/sound design), Liz Smith (dialect coach) and Rick Sordelet (fight director).