Stage Coach Players say farewell to summer with ‘Not Now, Darling’

Sarah Contreras

The Stage Coach Players will close their 66th summer season with a production of Not Now, Darling this weekend.

Not Now, Darling, written by John Chapman and Ray Cooney, is a 1967 British farce about secrets, mistresses and fur coats.

The play centers on Gilbert Bodley, of the London fur salon Bodley and Crouch, who is set on gifting his mistress Janie a mink coat. But because Janie is also married, Bodley must involve his partner, Arnold Crouch, in a secret plot to get the coat to Janie without raising suspicion. Problems crop up when another buyer wants the coat for his own mistress. The result is a plot rife with mistaken identities, scantily clad women, suspicious wives and madcap antics.

Not Now, Darling is directed by DeKalb’s own Tim Ball and stars local actors.

The play will run at 8 p.m. today through Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Stage Coach Theater, 126 S. Fifth St. Tickets are $12 for adults and $9 for children 12 and younger. Go to for ticket information.