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The Dinner Party
by Neil Simon

Monday, February 29, at 7 pm

Six unknowing guests have RSVP'd to a dinner at a private dining room in a first-rate restaurant in Paris. Arriving in a staggered manner, they eventually realize they are three divorced couples--providing the makings of the farce Simon intends the first half of the play to be. Five of them were mistaken into thinking a man they hold in high regard (who happens to be the divorce lawyer) is hosting the party, but he never shows up, and appearances prove to be deceiving. Claude Pichon and Albert Donay are the first to arrive, and Claude asks what the party is for, but Albert does not know either. As the three male guests arrive first and the female guests later, it only gradually unfolds that they are three divorced couples and that somebody has designs for them to be together.

Barry Brokaw as Albert
Jeff Caplan as Claude
Eric McDonough as Andre
Mary Sullivan as Mariette
Dana Abatemarco as Yvonne
Debbie O’Brien as Gabrielle
Narrated and directed by Dave McGrath

Attendance is free but a $5 donation is suggested.


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