“Unnecessary Farce” Opening Tomorrow at Saugatuck Center for the Arts

Unnecessary Farce opens Friday, July 26th at Saugatuck Center for the Arts.

In a cheap motel room, an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant while in the room next door two undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape. But there’s some confusion as to who’s in which room, who’s being videotaped, who’s taken the money, who’s hired a hitman, and why the accountant keeps taking off her clothes. Unnecessary Farce is 90 minutes of over-the-top, laugh-till-you-cry entertainment with some of the most memorable characters you’ll ever meet. ABC-53 (Michigan) calls Unnecessary Farce, “A smash hit! The plot weaves you through mix-ups and mayhem you won’t believe. This is one funny show you don’t want to miss!”

Think “Modern Family” meets “The Three Stooges” with plenty of clever dialogue and hilarious physical pranks. Running from July 26 – August 10, this critically acclaimed comedy is guest directed by David Alpert and features Mason Street Warehouse alumni Mary Robin Roth, Chris “Red” Blisset, and Amanda Ryan Paige. Roth was last seen in MSW’s Cabaret; Blisset and Paige were in last year’s productions of Once the Musical and Mamma Mia! respectively.

Unnecessary Farce runs July 26th through August 10th.  Tickets available at


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