Tickets on Sale Now for "The Dining Room" Theatre Production at SCC

Nov 8, 2017
scene of the dining room with actors

Above: Theresa Jean Kibby, Martha Pratt, Joel Brinson, Greg Moore, and Alexandra George rehearse for "The Dining Room," the fall theatre production at Somerset Community College. Tickets are on sale now at the SCC box office. Performances will be held two nights, Friday and Saturday, November 17 and 18, 2017 at 8 p.m. in SCC’s Stoner Little Theatre.

Tickets are now on sale for Somerset Community College Theatre’s fall production, "The Dining Room." The play will take place on two nights, Friday and Saturday, November 17 and 18, 2017 at 8 p.m. in SCC’s Stoner Little Theatre. Show tickets are $5 when purchased in advance at SCC’s box office in SCC's Stoner Hall, Room 108, located just down the hall from the theatre, and $8 each when purchased at the door. SCC's Stoner Little Theatre is located on the SCC Somerset North Campus, 808 Monticello Street, Somerset.

 
"The Dining Room" was written by A.R. Gurney and features eighteen vignettes with 54 different characters played by fourteen actors. The play moves back and forth in time to present the changing attitudes of American culture. It features slapstick comedy, poignant drama and satire within the single location of a dining room.
 
SCC’s production will feature performances from local actors Greg Moore, Theresa Jean Kibby, Chris Harris, Cait Wheeler, David Daring, Alex George, Joel Brinson, Jade  Ellis, Mark Isham, Brianna Phipps, Shane Morgan, Amber Frangos, Barrett  Sevigny and Martha Pratt.
 
"The Dining Room" was first produced Off-Broadway by Playwrights Horizons in 1982. The original production  featured performances by such actors as William Macy H. Macy, John Shea and Lois De Banzie. In its review of the original production, The New York Times noted that this was one of Gurney's "most eloquent plays," writing "the 50 or so people who sit at this dining table over the decades belong to the socio-ethnic group known, sometimes disparagingly and sometimes enviously, as WASPs. It is often said that Gurney writes about a dying breed.”
 
Keep in mind, when ordering tickets, that no one under six years of age will be admitted into the theatre. Patrons should arrive at the theatre no later than 7:45 p.m., as latecomers are unable to be seated. Cell phones and pagers must be silenced during the performance. Videotaping or photographing of any kind is prohibited during the  performance.
 
SCC Box Office hours are November 7 through 17, Tuesday through Friday, from noon to 3 p.m.
 
For further information or ticket information, contact SCC Theatre Assistant, Sommer Schoch at 451-6766 or by email at Sommer.Schoch@kctcts.edu. Updates are also posted on Facebook at Somerset Community College Theatre and Film.