1/13 The Dining Room
This Tuesday, JANUARY 13th, Play Club West returns for 2015 with a reading A. R. Gurney’s, THE DINING ROOM. The play is set in the dining room of a typical well-to-do household.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; 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 Thanksgiving dinner; a daughter, her marriage a shambles, pleads futilely to return home, etc. The varied scenes coalesce, ultimately, into a theatrical experience of exceptional range, compassionate humor and abundant humanity.
The Complex, Dorie Theatre
6476 Santa Monica Blvd
Tuesday, January 13th
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.
HERMAN POPPE – Father, Michael, Brewster, Grandfather, Stuart, Gordon, David, Harvey, Host
JEROME ST. JEROME – Client, Howard, Psychiatrist, Ted, Paul, Ben, Chris, Jim, Dick, Guest
OSCAR GUBELMAN* – Arthur, Architect, Nick, Tony, Guest
LUCAS ALIFANO* – Boy, Billy, Fred, Standish, Stage Directions
FAITH STRENG – Agent, Mother, Carolyn, Sandra, Dora, Margery, Beth, Kate, Claire, Ruth
PAT LENTZ* – Annie, Peggy, Sarah, Emily, Guest
HANNAH DOTY – Grace, Nancy, Harriet, Annie, Stage Directions
SHERRY MICHAELS – Sally, Ellie, Winkie, Helen, Bertha, Guest
ERIN BECK ACAIN – Girl, Aggie, Old Lady, Meg
*Play Club West BOARD/VIP