Comical Don't Dress for Dinner to be Performed Oct. 31, Nov. 1, 3 & 4
Posted on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 [12:37 PM]
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- The Lindsey Wilson
College Theatre Program will present the farceDon't Dress for DinnerOct. 31, Nov. 1,
The play -- which is directed by LWC Assistant Professor of
Theatre Robert Brock -- will be performed at 7:30 p.m.
CT Oct. 31, Nov. 1, 3 and at 2 p.m. CT Nov. 4. Tickets are $5 for
the general public.
Don't Dress for Dinneris about
Bernard, a married man who plans to enjoy a weekend with his
mistress, Suzanne, at his country home only to have his wife,
Jacqueline, spoil things when she cancels a trip to see her mother.
A French play first produced in Paris in 1987,Don't Dress for Dinnerwas adapted into
English and produced on Broadway and at regional
"Don't Dress for Dinneris
one of the funniest plays ever written. … It is a laugh a minute,"
Brock said. "The complications get piled on … and the lies and the
panic, but everything ends up all right in the end, and there's
actually no infidelity."
Although the play's characters learn lessons by the end of
the story, the plot has no larger message for the audience, Brock
"The play has no redeeming value," he said. "There is no
great moral lesson, there is not great educational lesson. If you
want to laugh, come to see this play."
Don't Dress for Dinneris the first
comedy Brock has directed at LWC since joining the college's
faculty. He said students have enjoyed learning how to perform a
"It's funny, but it's not easy (to produce)," he said. "They
are finding that you can't just be up there and deliver lines and
think that will get a laugh. They have to work. … Comedy is hard to
do. It looks easy when you see it, but it's really difficult to
pull it off."
The Lindsey Wilson College Theatre Program will
presentDon't Dress for Dinnerat
7:30 p.m. CT Oct. 31, Nov. 1, 3 and 2 p.m. CT Nov. 4 in V.P. Henry
Auditorium, 210 Lindsey Wilson St. For tickets, contact Robert
Brock at firstname.lastname@example.org or (270) 590-4803.
Directed by LWC Assistant Professor of Theatre Robert Brock
with Timothy Hoffman of Bowling Green, Ky. (Robert), Lake Salsbury
of Campbellsville, Ky. (Bernard), Sarah Jo Jacobs of Berea, Ky.
(Jacqueline), Alex Russell of Greenville, Ky. (Suzanne), Brenna
Murray of Russell Springs, Ky. (Suzette), and Tanner Strein of
Lexington, Ky. (George).