Theater: ‘Run for Your Wife’
It’s shift work that allows John Smith, as ordinary a fellow as his name, to keep two lives: one with Mary in Wimbledon; another with Barbara in Streatham.
Two lives and two wives.
That’s the idea that propels “Run for Your Wife,” a British farce written by Ray Cooney and set in Thatcher world, 1975.
That means bell bottoms, Beatles T-shirts, flimsy mod dresses, lengthy sideburns, longterm unemployment and a persistent effort to make things hilarious by bringing in the gay guy from upstairs to redecorate Barbara’s bathroom.