The Hampton Theatre Company in Quogue will present “Alarms and Excursions,” Michael Frayn’s 1998 comedy, in a three-week run beginning next Thursday evening at 7.
The play actually consists of eight comic sketches that are linked by the mayhem and embarrassment caused by various forms of technology. In the opening sketch, for example, a dinner party is wrecked by faulty smoke alarms, buzzing timers, and a corkscrew so complex that it sends its user to the hospital. Answering machines, burglar alarms, and airline safety announcements are also skewered for laughs.
The production stars Andrew Botsford, Rosemary Cline, George A. Loizides, and Jane Lowe. Diane Marbury directs. Performances will take place Thursdays and Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays, May 27 and June 10, at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2:30. Tickets are $30 for adults, $25 for senior citizens (except Saturday evenings), $15 for those under 35, and $10 for students. An HTC benefit performance will happen on June 3 at 6:30 p.m.