The Darien Players are opening their 31st season with a production of "Cahoots" by Rick Johnston.

Successfully produced in both London and New York, this outrageously funny comedy with murder brings the problem of big-city crime home with a farcical vengeance.

Those involved are two yuppie couples who, though obsessed with the dangers of urban living, are hardly prepared for the "crime wave" that they bring upon themselves -- and well apart from the feared denizens of the mean streets outside their triple-locked apartments.

With this show, the Players welcome Tom Rushen, a first time director at the DAC.

"We are extremely fortunate to have this production directed by Tom," said Ron Heinbaugh, president of the Players. Rushen has directed plays throughout New York City and Fairfield County.

"Cahoots" opens Nov. 5 and will run through Nov. 20. Friday and Saturday shows are at 8 p.m. and Sunday shows are at 2 p.m.

The Players' 31st season will also show productions of "Crossing Delancey," by Susan Sandler, "Almost, Maine," by John Cariani and "Inherit the Wind" by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee.

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