The Dining Room by A.R. Gurney
directed by Tom Rieser
The dining room of a well-to-do household is where the family assembles for breakfast, dinner and all special occasions. We see a mosaic of interrelated and overlapping scenes that create an in-depth portrait of a vanishing level of society: the upper-middle class. The actors change roles, personalities and ages as they portray a wide variety of characters, from little boys to stern grandfathers and giggling teenage girls to Irish housemaids. Each vignette introduces a new set of people and events; a father lectures his son on grammar and politics; a boy returns from boarding school to discover his mother’s infidelity; a senile grandmother doesn’t recognize her own sons at Christmas dinner; a daughter, her marriage a shamble, pleads futilely to return home. Dovetailing swiftly and smoothly, the varied scenes coalesce, ultimately, into a theatrical experience of exceptional range, compassionate humor and abundant humanity.
PERFORMANCES: April 5, 6, 7 & 12, 13, 14
Friday & Saturday at 7:30 pm Sunday at 3:00 pm
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