Stratton Players

Established 1925

DINING ROOM by A.R. Gurney


Nancy Lemont, Beth Wilson, Carolyn Salter, Chris Lockheardt, Kris Stone, John Williams, & Bob Blake

Directed by Janet Cragin 

Show Dates (2013) - October 4, 5, 11, 12 at 8 PM, October 6 and 13 at 2 PM

The Dining Room is a humorous and compassionate play from the author of Sylvia, Later Life and The Cocktail Hour. A series of eighteen overlapping scenes, the play visits a host of characters as they go about their daily business. The scenes, which range from the comic to the serious, explore the dynamic relationships of family life.

The play takes place 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 consists of a mosaic of interrelated scenes—some funny, some touching, some rueful.  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 lecturing his son on grammar and politics; a boy returning from boarding school to discover his mother's infidelity; a senile grandmother who doesn't recognize her own sons at Thanksgiving dinner; etc.

Presented by special arrangement with Dramatist Play Service, Inc, New York 

quotes from the audience:

"Everyone in the show did an excellent job and were completely convincing in a variety of roles"

"Amazing cast and crew"   "Brilliant"      "Seamless scenes"    "Amazing"

"The Dining Room was excellent! Highly recommend you go see it!"