The Dining Room

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The Dining Room, by American playwright A.R. Gurney [1] (born 1930). The play is 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—which, taken together, create an in-depth portrait of a vanishing species: the upper-middle-class WASP. The actors change roles, personalities and ages with virtuoso skill.

Performed in the Baxter Theatre, 1983, directed by Bobby Heaney for Pieter Toerien. Cast: Patricia Sanders, Deon van Zyl, Amanda Strydom, Liz Dick, Ralph Lawson, Gordon Mulholland. It was also staged at the Alhambra Theatre in 1983.

Sources

Wikipedia [2].

Barrow, Brian & Williams-Short, Yvonne (eds.). 1988. Theatre Alive! The Baxter Story 1977-1987.


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