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Mayhem ensues in Ray Cooney's well-crafted farce when a bigamist cabdriver gets into an accident, forcing him into an ever expanding web of lies to his wives, two police departments, and the press. The cast maintains the necessary breakneck pace and split-second timing; J. Ben Parker does a particularly hilarious job as the cabbie's well-meaning upstairs neighbor, who buries his two-timing friend further each time he tries to dig the bloke out. Andrew J. Pond as the superqueeny other upstairs neighbor is also a poof of fresh air. Some heavy-handed British accents distract a bit--people concentrating too hard on saying hawliday and Gawd. But the characterizations ring true throughout, and the result is fast-paced fun. Through 3/5: Thu 7:30 PM, Fri 8 PM, Sat 7 PM, Sun 3 PM, Sun 2/12, 2 PM only, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 Campbell, Arlington Heights, 847-577-2121, $28-$37.

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