Our Season:  Funny Money

By Ray Cooney

March 14 - March 29, 2014

On his train ride home from work, Henry A. Perkins, a mild mannered C.P.A, accidentally picks up a briefcase full of money. Knowing that the former owner must have his briefcase, he rushes home to book two one-way fares to Barcelona. He tells his confused wife to leave everything behind; if she doesn’t like Barcelona, they can go to Bali. In fact, they can buy Bali! The doorbell rings as they wait for their taxi. The police detective at the door thinks Henry was soliciting in the men’s room of the local pub. (Actually, he was sitting in the stall, counting the cash.) The laughter mounts as Henry’s inept attempts to extricate himself from this impossible situation lead to unexpected results.

RAY COONEY began his theatrical career as a boy actor in Song of Norway at the Palace Theatre in 1946. He later began a writing career which, to date, has sent eighteen plays to London’s West End including One for the Pot, Not Now Darling, Move Over Mrs. Markham, There Goes the Bride, Chase My Comrade, Why Not Stay for Breakfast, Wife Begins at Forty, Run for Your Wife!, Two Into One, Out of Order, It Runs in the Family, Funny Money, Caught in the Net, and Tom, Dick, and Harry.