Terms of endearment make even the snarliest sentences so much nicer—sweetheart, babe, hun and the like are candy coatings on verbal brussels sprouts. One British farce's title uses one of these sugary nicknames to great effect—Not Now, Darling.
The play tells a story of mistresses and minks, and set box-office records in Paris, New York and London. The 1967 farce from English playwrights John Chapman and Ray Cooney was adapted to film in 1973, and Knock 'Em Dead Dinner Theatre is bringing it to the Boise stage.
KED's rendition opened May 11 and will wrap up Saturday, June 9. According to the theater's press release: "The action of the play involves girlfriends, suspicious husbands and wives, intrigue, scantily clad girls clapped hurriedly into closets, the usual mistaken identities and non-stop laughter."
You can catch Not Now, Darling tonight (sans the dinner part, because dinner/show tickets must be ordered at least 24 hours in advance) with an 8 p.m. curtain time. The show costs $20, but students can get $15 rush tickets 10 minutes before curtain time with a valid student ID. Rush tickets are only payable with cash.