Duke Players presents The Dining Room

Friday, November 4, 2016 to Sunday, November 6, 2016


12 actors play 50 roles in this comedy directed by first-year student Sonali Mehta.  Written by A. R. Gurney and set in a single dining room, the 18 scenes focus on different families during different time periods, all owners of the same dining room furniture set, manufactured in 1898.  Overall, it tells the story of the dying and relatively short-lived culture of upper-middle class WASP Americans, and the transition into a much more efficient society with less emphasis on tradition and more emphasis on progress. Some characters are made fun of, as is the culture itself, but there is also a genuine longing for the sense of stability, comfort and togetherness that the culture provides. Dovetailing swiftly and smoothly, the varied scenes coalesce, ultimately, into a theatrical experience of exceptional range, compassionate humor and abundant humanity.  Free admission!

Ensemble- Grant Besner, Stephen di Maria, Ona Ebright, Ryan Eichenwald, Margot Hasty, Paige Hetley, Emily Levinstone, Sabrina Maciariello, Maria Naclerio, Alex Sanfilippo,  Devesh Sharma,  Madeline Wilkerson.

Stage Manager- Morgan Fears; Assistant Stage Manager - Dina Daas; Light Designer- Ryan Eichenwald; Sound Designer- Jihwan Hwang.


Friday, November 4, 2016 - 8:00pm
Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 8:00pm
Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 8:00pm

Brody Theater