Tag: Brian Lord
“Miracle on 34th Street” is one of America’s most beloved Christmas stories. For those unfamiliar with the classic tale, it focuses on young Susan (Claire Olinger) and her mother Doris (Lisa Binion). Not wanting to fill her daughter’s head with (seemingly) impossible dreams, Doris is against all things fanciful—including belief in Santa Claus. Doris and… Read More ›
North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre’s community-theater production of “Don’t Dress for Dinner,” French playwright Marc Camoletti’s knee-slapping 1991 sequel to “Boeing Boeing” (1961), is surprisingly strong, because director Brian Lord has successfully transposed this bedroom farce from a remodeled French farmhouse, a couple of hours from the French capital of Paris, to a renovated barn near Asheville, several hours west of the North Carolina state capital of Raleigh.
NRACT’s unique vision transports this classic story to a converted farmhouse in Asheville, NC. Bernard [Tom Barbieri] hopes to entertain his chic mistress, Suzy [Sharon Galluzo], for the weekend. He has arranged for a chef [Mary Beth Hoots as Suzette] to provide the gourmet delights; is in the process of packing his wife, Jacqueline [Lisa Binion], off to her mother; and has even invited along his best friend Robert [Ryan Ladue] as a suitable alibi. It’s foolproof! What could possibly go wrong?