STANDISH – Two cops. Three crooks. Eight doors. Go.

In a cheap motel room, an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant, while in the room next door, two undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape. But there’s some confusion as to who’s in which room, who’s being videotaped, who’s taken the money, who’s hired a hit man, and why the accountant keeps taking off her clothes.

That’s the essence of “Unnecessary Farce,” a wacky, fast-paced comedy now playing at the Schoolhouse Arts Center in Standish. The show is directed by Keith Halliburton and stars Rebecca Cole, Ted Tocci, Steve Morin, Karyn Diamond, Mike Reardon, Charlie Cole and Terri Plummer.