The Wager

By Mark Medoff

Directed by John E. Wells
August 23, 24 and 25, 1979
Freds Dollar Store (old location, Lafayette Street, downtown)

Featuring - Ramond Burgin, Mark Hickson, Peggy Brown-Myers, and Rod Wenzel

Leeds, a brainy, tart-tongued graduate student, has bet his "super-jock" roommate, Ward (a Phys Ed major), that Ward can seduce Honor, the wife of a young professor (Ron). But Leeds has also wagered that if Ward is success-fad, Ron will make an attempt on his life within 48 hours.

Thereafter, as can be expected, the situation grows progressively more complex, with fun and fear brilliantly juxtaposed. In the resultant comic mix the acerbic Leeds does his best to manipulate circumstances to his own advantage, while narcissistic Ward, bored Honor, and bumbling Ron all fall victim to his stratagems. In the end, the result is not tragedy but pure, bubbling comedy, laced with wit and filled with revealing insights into the natures of our four singular and attracrive principals.

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