The Dining Room
By A. R. Gurney
Directed by Barry Nyquist
The play is set in the dining room of a typical well-to-do household, the place where the family assembles daily for breakfast and dinner and for any and all special occasions. The action is comprised of a mosaic of interrelated scenes—some funny, some touching, some rueful—which, taken together, create an in-depth portrait of a vanishing species: the upper-middle-class WASP. The actors change roles, personalities and ages as they portray a wide variety of characters, from little boys to stern grandfathers, and from giggling teenage girls to Irish housemaids. Each vignette introduces a new set of people and events. Dovetailing swiftly and smoothly, the varied scenes coalesce into a theatrical experience of exceptional range, compassionate humor and abundant humanity.
Produced by Beloit Civic Theatre at Elizabeth Reinholz Theater, Beloit Memorial High School, 1225 Fourth St., Beloit
Performances: January 28 - February 6, 2015
January 28, 29, 30, February 4, 5, 6 at 7:30 p.m.
January 30, 31, February 6 at 3 p.m.
Ticket Prices: $10 adults; $8 students and seniors 60+
Call 608-362-1595 for reservations or more information.
Auditions will be held on the following days:
Contact the director, Barry Nyquist at firstname.lastname@example.org or (815) 968-4204. Dates not determined at this time.