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Faithful Cheaters

By Deborah Salem Smith

Directed by Melia Bensussen

When: APRIL 20 - MAY 21, 2017

Where: The Dowling Theater

Run time: Approximately 2 hours, including a 15-minute intermission



About the Show

With Rebecca Gibel, Mauro Hantman, Karen MacDonald, Anne Scurria, Stephen Thorne, and Charlie Thurston

An uproarious modern comedy for modern marriages. Poppy and Theo are always working. Neither has time to pay attention to their marriage. Luckily, now there's a nose spray for fidelity! One dose daily and presto: enhanced monogamy! Or so Theo hopes...With the future of their marriage on the line, will a weekend getaway with Poppy's meddling mothers, spotty cell service, and a bizarre interloper go so wrong it ultimately goes right?

Deborah Salem Smith's work has been praised as "lucid, deeply nuanced and fearless" by The New York Times, and "first-rate, a gem" by the Boston Globe.

Critics can't get enough of Faithful Cheaters!

"A nonstop laugh fest… Absurd, raunchy and as hilarious as you can imagine... Scurria may have been the highlight of the show."- John Kiernan, Rhode Island Monthly

"A fun story filled with clever dialogue" - Will Demers, EDGE Media

"Put together a tightly constructed comic script, masterful direction, a wonderfully messy set, and terrific performances and you’ve got Faithful Cheaters..." - Mary Paula Hunter, The Arts Fuse

"A screwball comedy that would have made George S. Kaufman proud" - Larry O’Brien, Broadway World

"Faithful Cheaters is a hilarious, fast-paced and witty production that is certain not to leave any audience member bored." - Kendra Gravelle, RI Central

Video and Related Content

Read an interview with playwright Deborah Salem Smith.
Read an interview with guest actress Karen MacDonald.

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Show Program

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The Artistic Team

Set design by Cristina Todesco, costume design by Olivera Gajic, lighting design by Daniel J. Kotlowitz, sound design by David Remedios, dramaturgy by Charles Haugland, and stage managed by Meg Tracy Leddy.

Cast & Contributors

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