"Move Over Mrs. Markham," the current production of the McLean Center Theater, provides an evening of fun, complete with naughty nonsense and risque dialogue.
The Markhams' 15 years of marriage is about to dissolve because of riotous complications ensuing when Joanna and Philip Markham each make their apartment available, without the other's knowledge, to a friend for a one-evening rendezvous. Alistair Spenlow, the sensitive decorator friend and neighbor, has most of the free-for-all bedhopping scenes.
Under Patricia Loehne's direction, the quality of the production is admirable, though there seemed to be a bit of difficulty obtaining the lightning-fast pace required for this adult comedy.
The acting is well done. Marvin Hunter is outstanding as Philip Markham.He has authority, a fine voice, and is most believable as the confused and overworked husband. Ron Treichel, who has an angaging presence on stagje, possesses a marvelous sense of comic timing. Nelda Halkett uses her power of persuasion to the utmost to borrow her friend's apartment. She is delightfully ocy and sassy and brings an unthoritative delivery to the role of Linda.
"Move Over Mrs. Markham" plays Friday and Saturday, and Nov. 11 and 12 at the McLean Community Center, 1236 Ingleside Ave.