For the past two seasons Westport has presented an Ayckbourn play under Tillinger's direction. The latest production will reunite previous cast members Paxton Whitehead, Cecilia Hart, Geneva Carr and Carson Elrod. Newly added company members include Darren Pettie and Karen Walsh.
"I'm excited to be hosting the dynamic combo of an Alan Ayckbourn play in a John Tillinger production," said Westport artistic director Mark Lamos in a statement. "With Time of My Life and Relatively Speaking, Ayckbourn and Tillinger delighted, entertained and engaged Playhouse audiences in the most vital fashion. And I know that How the Other Half Loves promises to be as sharp, witty and wildly funny."
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).
How the Other Half Loves runs through Aug. 15. For tickets visit WestportPlayhouse.