City Park Players presents hilarious comedy “Unnecessary Farce” March 26-April 5

City Park Players is pleased to present Paul Slade Smith’s comedy, Unnecessary Farce. Directed by Maura Herboldsheimer, Jim Weinzettle and Teresa Louis, this comedy opens March 26 on Hearn Stage and features local actors and actresses, Brian Ferguson, Jill Dupont, Caroline Randall, Jim Smilie, Rick Taylor, Don Stewart and Debbie Dollar.

ABOUT THE PLAY: In a cheap motel room, an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant, while in the room next door, two undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape. But … there’s some confusion as to who’s in which room, who’s being videotaped, who’s taken the money, who’s hired a hit man, and why the accountant keeps taking off her clothes. Unnecessary Farce is a nonsensical comedy about a sting operation gone awry. Two inept cops, three crooks, a zany mayor, a hopeless guard, two hotel rooms and eight doors result in uproarious laughs.

Unnecessary Farce performances continue March 26 – April 5 – Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30pm; Sundays at 2:30pm on Hearn Stage in Downtown Alexandria. Tickets range from $5-15, and are on sale now at and will be available 30 minutes before each performance in the lobby of Kress theatre. For reservations and more, please email or visit

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