Faculty Member Turns Hotelier in CTL’s ‘Funny Business’

Brian M. McKeonFaculty member/alumnus Brian M. McKeon Sr. is among the six-member cast of “Funny Business,” a frenetic farce by Derek Benfield opening this week at the Community Theatre League, 100 W. Third St. An assistant professor in Penn College’s physician assistant major (and a 2016 graduate in legal assistant/paralegal), McKeon portrays Ferris, who has agreed to look after his sister’s seedy hotel … but hasn’t anticipated the arrival of a notorious critic/journalist or the coincidental assortment of guests who have secrets they don’t wish to divulge. The deputy manager is caught up in a dizzying round of lies and subterfuge as he tries to protect the hotel’s reputation in the eyes of the journalist, a task made more difficult by the fact he doesn’t know which of his guests it is! McKeon, who has enlivened nearly a dozen CTL productions over the years, will be aided backstage by PCToday writer/editor Tom Wilson, a CTL board member and co-stage manager for the play. “Funny Business” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. April 21-22 and 27-29, and at 2 p.m. April 30.

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