It will be a close encounter of the comedic kind when Broken Leg Entertainment presents its next dinner theater production -- Clothes Encounters -- next month.
Steve Montgomery and Tim Harris are up to their usual brand of no-nonsense entertainment.
Montgomery and Harris organized their company last year with the intent of bringing professional dinner theater to life in the Tri-Cities.
Their inaugural production last October, Murder at the Howard Johnson, was well received, with Tri-City theater lovers turning out in droves for opening night.
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That success led the two veteran actors to keep dinner theater going, and this year the show is equally entertaining, which Harris said is only possible when you have a good cast.
Joining Harris and Montgomery in Clothes Encounters are Katrina Carlson, Liz Hawkins and Korry Watkins.
Broken Leg also hired Lori Ganders to direct this year's production. Harris took on the duties of director as well as actor in last year's show and decided directing himself was harder than he thought.
"I definitely don't want to do that again," he said. "Makes it difficult to focus when you're wearing two hats."
Clothes Encounters is a comical mix of mistaken identities, misdirection and naughty innuendo that involves a husband and wife team of Realtors who work for rival companies.
Then there are the prospective clients of each who just happen to be husband and wife as well.
Toss in a goofy handyman at the Markel estate that's for sale and you've got the makings of a hilarious romp through adult humor.
Montgomery is Realtor Alan Masters, and his client is Betty Parker, played by Carlson.
Hawkins is Betty Masters and her client is Ralph Parker, played by Watkins.
Harris plays Heinz, the estate's tomato-loving caretaker who starts all the mistaken identity stuff that leads to misdirection and a rousing mix of innuendo involving a tomato whose size is misrepresented as a part of Heinz's anatomy.
Don't worry if you're confused. That's part of the plot.
The Red Lion Hotel at Columbia Center will serve a taste of Tuscany during the dinner performances Nov. 6-7, 13-14 20-21 for a cost of $50. The dessert matinee is $25 on Nov. 15.