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'Our One-Night Guest' performs at the Cape Fear Playhouse. 'Our One-Night Guest' performs at the Cape Fear Playhouse.
Wes Brown's portrayal of the under-achieving brother adds comedy to 'Our One-Night Guest.' Wes Brown's portrayal of the under-achieving brother adds comedy to 'Our One-Night Guest.'
The main couple in 'Our One-Night Guest' is celebrating their wedding anniversary when a stranger calls. The main couple in 'Our One-Night Guest' is celebrating their wedding anniversary when a stranger calls.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The second time's the charm for a new show performing in Wilmington. Playwright Tony Moore has brought back one of his original works.

Moore wrote Our One-Night Guest back in 2003, and now almost a decade and 20 other original plays later, it's on the stage again.

Everything from the script to the set to the cast has gone through changes, but the heart of it remains the same.

"It's a romantic comedy," said Moore. "It's sitcom style. There's farcical elements to it, and so it's kind of a hybrid of all these different kinds of comedies."

Our One-Night Guest takes place on a couple's third wedding anniversary.

"While they're celebrating they get a phone call from the guy's ex-wife who the current wife does not even know existed," said Moore. "He's really kind of gullible and lets her come over."

But she has plans to get him back with a sort of modern day love potion.

"She works for a pharmaceutical company and is still hung up on him and has an experimental love formula that she wants to dupe him with," said Moore. "Obviously things don't go as planned, and it turns out quite hilarious."

"A lot of hilarity ensues that they didn't predict," said actor Steven Bevels.

Much like you'll find in many of Moore's plays. His signature comedy style has been tickling audiences for years.

"If you like Neil Simon comedy and you like fast-paced comedy, sitcoms, then you'll love this show," said Bevels. "It is absolutely hysterical. It's worth anyone coming out."

Our One-Night Guest

For tickets, call (910) 367-5237.

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