Don't Dress for Dinner

5/1/2014 - 5/18/2014
12:00 AM
11:59 PM
Mainstage
"Don't Dress for Dinner" -- May 1 to 18, 2014

Running May 1 to 18, 2014

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

  • Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
  • Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.
  • Sundays at 2:30 p.m.

A comedy by Marc Camoleti
Adapted by Robin Hawdon

Directed by Marc Moritz

Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along, too, to provide the alibi. It's foolproof! What could possibly go wrong?

Well…suppose Robert turns up not realizing quite why he has been invited?Suppose Robert and Jacqueline are secret lovers, and consequently determine that Jacqueline will NOT leave for the weekend?

Suppose the cook has to pretend to be the mistress and the mistress is unable to cook? Suppose everyone's alibi gets confused with everyone else's?

In this hilarious farce, an evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert find that they must improvise at a break-neck speed!

Press Clippings

CLICK HERE to read the Akron Beacon Journal's review of the play.

CLICK HERE to read the West Side Leader's review of the play.

CLICK HERE to Theater blogger Kevin Joseph Kelly's review of the play.

CLICK HERE to read the Knight Foundation Arts Blog's review of the play.

BACKGROUND ON THIS PLAY: Don’t Dress for Dinner began its theatrical life as the comedy titled Pyjamas pour Six by its French author, Marc Camoletti. The first production in Paris in 1987 was a big hit with French audiences, who kept it running for over two years.

The English playwright Robin Hawdon (who also wrote the comedy Perfect Wedding, which Weathervane Playhouse presented in 2010) then adapted the play for English-speaking audiences. He also revised Camoletti’s script slightly, but kept the play’s setting in France.

Don’t Dress for Dinner proved to be even more popular in London, where it ran for six years beginning in 1991 at the Apollo and Duchess Theatres.

Most recently, a 2012 Broadway production by Roundabout Theatre Company earned two Tony Award nominations.

TICKET INFORMATION

Single tickets range between $5 and $21

Special Preview Night Savings!
All adult and senior tickets are $15 on Thursday, May 1 only.
$5 for children (ages 17 and younger) and college students (with current I.D.)

For Performances After May 1
$21 for adults (ages 18 and older)
$19 for seniors (ages 65 and older) on Thursdays and Sundays only
$5 for children (ages 17 and younger) and college students at all performances

Group Discounts
$15 per ticket for groups of 10 or larger — plus ticket No. 11 is FREE for the group leader!

BOX OFFICE INFORMATION

Buy tickets in person or by telephone (330-836-2626) during the following hours:
• Mondays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Tuesdays through Fridays: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
• Performance Saturdays only: Noon to 5 p.m.
• The Box Office is also open beginning one hour before each performance and remains open until the final curtain.

CLICK HERE to buy tickets online.

(NOTE: Group orders are not available online. Instead, please contact the Box Office directly.)

THE CAST

RICHARD WORSWICK
Bernard

SCOTT DAVIS
Robert

MITCH MANTHEY
George

BERNADETTE HISEY
Jacqueline

DEDE KLEIN
Suzanne

ASHLEY BOSSARD
Suzette

THE CREATIVE TEAM

MARC MORITZ
Director

JEFF BIXBY
Stage Manager

MICHELLE McNEAL
BARBIE TROTTER

Properties Co-Designers

BILL MORGAN
Sound Designer

JASEN J. SMITH
Costume Designer

JUSTYN JAYMES
Scenic Designer

ALAN SCOTT FERRALL
Lighting Designer and Technical Director

KATHY KOHL
Assistant Technical Director

 

Box Office Info

Mondays: CLOSED
Tuesdays—Fridays: 11 am to 5 pm
Performance Saturdays: Noon to 5 pm

The Box Office is also open beginning one hour before each performance and remains open until the end of each performance.

Get tickets by phone at 330-836-2626
or purchase online.*

*A $3.00 per-ticket surcharge will be added to each Internet sale.
*A $2.00 per-ticket facility-and-handling fee will be added to each telephone or window sale.
*Group orders are not available online.

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