Stage TWO Series at Theatre Macon presents "The Dining Room"

October 17, 2019 - October 20, 2019

Theatre Macon
438 Cherry Street
Macon, GA
Phone: 4787469485


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 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 Christmas dinner; a daughter, her marriage a shambles, pleads futilely to return home, etc. Dovetailing swiftly and smoothly, the varied scenes coalesce, ultimately, into a theatrical experience of exceptional range, compassionate humor and abundant humanity.

Date and Times:

  • Oct 17, 2019 at 07:30 pm (Thu)
  • Oct 18, 2019 at 08:00 pm (Fri)
  • Oct 19, 2019 at 08:00 pm (Sat)
  • Oct 20, 2019 at 02:30 pm (Sun)
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Stage TWO Series at Theatre Macon presents "The Dining Room"