Project Description

Sponsored by
Drs. Judith and Martin Bloomfield

Taking Steps

Directed by SAM BUNTROCK

Taking Steps is a laugh out-loud, riotously funny comedy. Elizabeth, a former dancer, will do anything to escape the overbearing clutches of her rich husband, Roland, who is poised to buy a haunted house (a former brothel). The dithering, confused Kitty, reunited with her monstrously boring fiancé, will go to extraordinary lengths to elude his sleep-inducing presence. Add to the mix an inarticulate solicitor and a builder who is a motorcycle maniac, and you have one of Ayckbourn’s funniest and most heartfelt comedies.

Run Time: Approx. 2 hours with an intermission.

Sponsored in part by
Hal Kramer & Susan and David Lombard
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“If what you want is nonstop laughter rest assured that you’ll find it here.”
The Wall Street Journal

“Taking Steps is just hilarious….the laugh fest of the summer”
The Westfield News

Taking Steps plays out like a board game — and a clever, inventively staged and deliciously executed one at that.”
Berkshire Eagle

“Sit back, relax, and laugh…topsy, turvy madness”
Berkshire Fine Arts

Taking Steps makes you laugh hard and often… the acting is fantastic, Sam Buntrock’s direction is inventive, Alan Ayckbourn’s writing is smart, funny and the play is brilliantly constructed.

“…a rollicking, laugh a minute play….So go!”
-Berkshire Record

“This production delivers to its grateful audience about as many laughs as there are imaginary stairs in this three-story farce.”
Valley Advocate

Taking Steps is a masterpiece of farce — a riot of hilarity”

Claire Brownell as ELIZABETH

Luke Smith as MARK

Carson Elrod as TRISTRAM

Richard Hollis as ROLAND

Matthew Greer as LESLIE

Helen Cespedes as KITTY