The Dining Room
by A.R. Gurney
Set in the dining room of a typical well-to-do household, the place where the family assembled 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. The actors change roles, personalities and ages with virtuoso skill 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; 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 shambles, pleads futilely to return home, etc. Dovetailing swiftly and smoothly, the varied scenes coalesce, ultimately, into a theatrical experience of exceptional range, compassionate humor and abundant humanity.
- April 4, 5, 6 at 8 p.m.
- April 6, 7 at 2 p.m.
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A musical by John Kander and Fred Ebb
Produced with permission of The Musical Company
Evening of Song and Dance and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Tim Rice, Richard Stilgoe, Don Black, Trevor Nunn, Christopher Hampton, Charles Hart
Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, the Oscar, Grammy and Tony-winning composer of some of the world’s best- known musicals will turn 70 in March yet seems unstoppable. Last year Webber had four shows running simultaneously on Broadway. Wilkes University Theatre celebrates this musical legend with an evening of songs and dances by this genius of the musical and his many lyricists. The show includes much loved standards from Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Sunset Boulevard, and more.