Fond du Lac Community Theatre holds premiere of the comedy, 'A Crooked French Affair'

Nicholas Wagner And Paul Gedlinske rehearse for a Fond du Lac Community Theatre production of "A Crooked French Affair." The show runs Thursday through Sunday, March 26, at Goodrich Little Theatre.
Nicholas Wagner And Paul Gedlinske rehearse for a Fond du Lac Community Theatre production of "A Crooked French Affair." The show runs Thursday through Sunday, March 26, at Goodrich Little Theatre.

Fond du Lac Community Theatre is proud and excited to produce the first-ever in-person performance of “A Crooked French Affair,” a new play by local playwright Kim E. Ruyle.

The show revolves around Perry, a wannabe playwright/director who has written his first play, "A Crooked French Affair."

Against all odds, the play is selected by the dysfunctional board of the Pity Falls Community Playhouse. Now, Perry must push his show to opening night despite inept actors, shoddy sets and costumes, and a complicated affair between Perry’s wife and the husband of Avis, an actor in the play and theater board member.

“The play is a wild ride — it’s hilarious, irreverent and fast-moving,” said Ruyle, who is also serving as the director for the show. “The cast and crew are doing a fantastic job and seriously rising to the occasion.”

The cast features Nicholas Wagner, Liz Gonzalez, Mike Detert, Ellie Thelen Clementi, Emma Johannes, Paul Gedlinske, Liz Wustrack, Lynn Moon, Kurt Schuller and Valerie Wendtland.

“The cast members of this show are doing an amazing job,” said Eva Thelen Dunphy, FDLCT board member. “The few scenes I got to see during their rehearsal had me laughing out loud!”

FDLCT will present “A Crooked French Affair” at the Goodrich Little Theatre, 72 W. 9th St. The show features adult language and innuendo.

The show runs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 26. Tickets cost $12 to $20 and are available online at hometowntickets.com/fdlct or in person at Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts.

Guests can also purchase tickets at the box office one hour before each show for an additional $3. For more information, please visit fdlct.com.

Trevor Clementi is an actor and director and is on the Fond du Lac Community Theatre's Board of Directors.

This article originally appeared on Fond du Lac Reporter: Fond du Lac Community Theatre premieres local playwright's comedy