South Street Players at Wesley Hall

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The Dining Room

"The Dining Room"

by A. R. Gurney

The Cast:

  • 1st Actress - Natalie Pragl
  • 2nd Actress - Susan Rush
  • 3rd Actress - Jeri Georger
  • 1st Actor - David Beil
  • 2nd Actor - Michael Randazza
  • 3rd Actor - Carl Hoffman

    Produced by special arrangement with
    Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

    Spring 2023

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  • "The Dining Room"
    Written by A.R. Gurney

    Directed by Melanie Taylor
    Stage Manager - Lorien Bibb

    The play is a comedy of manners, set in a single dining room where 18 scenes from different households overlap and intertwine. Each story is focused around a different family during different time periods who has in their possession the same dining room furniture set, manufactured in 1898. The stories are about White Anglo-Saxon Protestant (WASP) families. Some scenes are about the furniture itself and the emotional attachment to it, while other scenes simply flesh out the culture of the WASPs. Overall, it tells the story of the dying and relatively short-lived culture of upper-middle class Americans, and the transition into a much more efficient society with less emphasis on tradition and more emphasis on progress. Some characters are made fun of, as is the culture itself, but there is also a genuine longing for the sense of stability, comfort and togetherness that the culture provides.

    Fridays: May 5, 12 - 8pm
    Saturdays: May 6, 13 - 8pm
    Sundays: May 7, 14 - 2pm

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