12/2 The Man Who Came to Dinner
This Tuesday, DECEMBER 2nd, we will be reading THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart.
The play is set in the small town of Mesalia, Ohio in the weeks leading to Christmas in the 1930s. The exposition reveals that the famously outlandish radio wit Sheridan Whiteside of NYC was invited to dine at the house of rich factory owner Ernest W. Stanley and his family. However, he slips on a patch of ice outside the front door and injures his hip. He is attended by Dr. Bradley, the absent-minded town physician, Miss Preen, his frantic nurse, and Maggie Cutler, his faithful secretary. Confined to the house for a month, Sherry drives his hosts mad by viciously insulting them, monopolizing their house and staff, running up large phone bills, and receiving many bizarre guests, including paroled convicts. However, Sherry manages to befriend the Stanleys’ children, June and Richard, as well as Mr. Stanley’s eccentric older sister Harriet. Mayhem and Merriment ensue!!!
The Complex, Dorie Theatre
6476 Santa Monica Blvd
Tuesday, December 2nd
Please try to be on time by taking into account Rush Hour Traffic and Parking. There is metered parking in the area, and after 6:00pm, the meters are FREE. Parking is usually more available North of Santa Monica, on surrounding streets like Wilcox and Lexington.
As always, admission for our weekly table readings is FREE, and there will be wine to purchase for a suggested donation.
STEPHAN EARLY* – Sheridan Whiteside
JOHN ROSS CLARK* – Mr. Stanley
COLLEEN KELLY EIDING – Mrs. Ernest Stanley
EMILY CLARK* – Maggie Cutler
OSCAR GUBELMAN* – Richard Stanley, Banjo
MEGHAN ALLISON* – June Stanley, Mrs. McCutcheon, Lorraine Sheldon
PAT LENTZ* – Harriet Stanley, Miss Preen
HERMAN POPPE – John, Professor Metz
HANNAH DOTY – Sarah, Mrs. Dexter
BEN MONTAGUE* – Bert Jefferson
SHAKA WALKER – Sandy, Westcott
*Play Club West BOARD/VIP