"Run for your Wife" by Ray Cooney - NPTG - POSTPONED!

New Players Theatre Guild 



Written by Ray Cooney. Directed by Ed Knights.

Cast Includes: Bob Thomas, Carolyn Mitchell, Chuck Amaral, Missy Cote, David Vaillette, Bruce Lucier, Leeann Monat, Jen Knight.

Performance Dates: POSTPONED! Times and Ticket Pricing TBA. New Players Theatre Guild Center for the Performing Arts, 15 Rollstone Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420

Free parking is available in the RBT lot across the street.


A London cab driver, John Smith, literally has two lives, complete with two different wives, Mary and Barbara, in different areas of London.  Somehow, he manages to juggle them both without arousing suspicion. However, he gets caught up in a mugging, and wakes up in a hospital, where he ends up with the wrong wife by his side and is forced to deal with explaining things to both of his wives and the police, as he tries to keep his double life from exploding.

For Tickets call # 978-345-6570.


  • John Smith:  Chuck Amaral
  • Mary Smith: Carolyn Mitchell
  • Barbara Smith: Missy Cote
  • Detective Sergeant Troughton:  Leeann Monat
  • Detective Sergeant Porterhouse:  Bob Thomas
  • Stanley Gardner: David Vaillette
  • Newspaper Reporter:  Jen Knight
  • Bobby Franklyn:  Bruce Lucier

New Players Theatre Guild 2020 Season

RUN FOR YOUR WIFE, by Ray Cooney
Directed by Ed Knights

Musical "To Be Announced"
Directed by John Stella
June 5, 6, 7 & 12, 13, 14

Summer Children's Workshop
Musical "To Be Announced"

Directed by Kevin Baldwin
August 13, 14, 15, & 16

Steel Magnolias, by Robert Harling
Directed by Michael Knight
Sept 25, 26, 27 & Oct 2, 3, 4

A New Players Theatre Guild 45th Anniversary Cabaret
Directed by Bob Healy
Nov 6, 7, 8 & 13, 14, 15 

Join the NPTG Festival Singers as we sing on "Barbara & You" at FATV on Tuesday February 11th!  Our first rehearsal was well attended.  Additional rehearsals will be held on Mondays and Thursdays @ 7 PM.  You can still join!  Again, you don't need to memorize the music, or learn any dance moves....just come, sing, and have fun.  We had a wonderful time over the Christmas season, and look forward to more opportunities throughout 2020!

*****   Wallace Foundation Awards Grant for NPTG Elevator   *****

We are very pleased to announce that we have been awarded a grant by the Trustees of the George R. Wallace foundation in the amount of $5,000 for the major upgrade of our elevator.   Although that is GREAT news, it has been awarded as a "matching grant" knowing that we will need raise $5,000 to reach the amount needed to repair the elevator and be awarded the grant.  Our elevator company tried for some time to find parts to "retro-fit" our elevator, however, they were unsuccessful and an entirely new logic and control system has been quoted to us at $10,000.   The elevator is not simply a convenience. We have had to turn away some elderly and handicapped people from seeing their friends of family members in our shows, which is very distressing and unfortunate - for them and NPTG.  With the cost of productions rising all the time and the size of our theater, this is not the kind of money we can easily raise without your help.

Could you consider a donation?

NPTG is federally recognized 501(C)3 organization and your contributions are totally tax deductible. Many people look for a deserving place to make a donation, as we near the end of the tax year; so we hope you might consider us.

Although no plans are finalized at this time, I would hope that we could plan to mount a plaque near the working elevator in the near future, listing the Wallace Foundation and at least all the major contributors.

Donations can be made via Paypal
or mailed to NPTG, 15 Rollstone Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420.

Bill McGrath,
Treasurer, New Players Theatre Guild