John Mortimer’s French farce is the “wackiest” show this season

CANONSBURG, PA, August 14, 2015 – On August 20, Little Lake Theatre Company (www.littlelake.org) will bring to the stage John Mortimer’s A Little Hotel on the Side, a slam-bang comedy adapted from the original French farce by Georges Feydeay and Maurice Désvallières.

“We are excited to have this hysterical comedy as our sixth Main Stage show of the season,” said Artistic Director Roxy MtJoy. “It is unlike anything else our audiences will see this year!”

Leading man Monsieur Pinglet sets out for a romantic liaison with his neighbor’s wife but instead encounters half of Paris in their selected hotel, including many of his own relatives and the Inspector of Public Morality! Thwarted passion, robust mayhem, and an obscure Parisian hotel where the corridors see more action than the beds bring a hilarious evening of mistaken identities and slamming doors—all the sidesplitting elements of classic farce from the playwright who is considered to be the master of the genre.

Featured throughout the show are actors Tom Protulipac and Stacey Rosleck, who portray Pinglet and his almost-lover, Marcelle, respectively. “Tom plays a lothario with a perfect air of sarcasm, and Stacey brings life to Marcelle with elements of ingénue and fed-up wife,” said director TJ Firneno. Even with a total of 26 actors, Firneno said the scenes “gel perfectly” thanks to each actor’s personal flair and comedic timing.

“This production is the first full-on, wacky, zany farce for Little Lake’s 2015 season,” he added. “Audiences should expect a little attempted infidelity, a pinch of mistaken identity, a lot of craziness, and a lot of laughter!”

A Little Hotel on the Side runs August 20-22; 27-30 and September 3-5. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.littlelake.org/box-office/ or by phone at 724-745-6300.

About Little Lake Theatre Company

Little Lake Theatre Company, a 501c3 non-profit organization, was founded in 1949 by Will Disney. Its mission is dedicated to presenting a thoughtful, well-balanced offering of plays appealing to an audience of mixed social, economic, educational, and generational levels; providing comprehensive training and hands-on experience in theater arts to emerging, as well as experienced actors, designers, and technicians; involving the community in outreach programs designed to provide accessibility and to encourage appreciation of live theater.

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