Tag: Don’t Dress for Dinner
Don’t Dress for Dinner is a sassy French farce, as well as a comedy of errors of epic proportions. And, Raleigh Little Theatre’s version, directed by Patrick Torres, lives up to the bawdy, hilarious nature of the original script by Robin Hawdon, which itself is an adaptation of a Marc Camoletti play. The mishaps begin… Read More ›
Raleigh Little Theatre’s Delightful Rendition of Marc Camoletti’s Don’t Dress for Dinner Is a Laff-a-Minute Production
We start with quotes from reviews by The Guardian and the Chicago Tribune, respectively: “Hurtling along at the speed of light, this breathtaking farce is a near faultless piece of theatrical invention” and “Text book example of how to create the perfect farce.” Raleigh Little Theatre’s production of Don’t Dress for Dinner, under the direction… Read More ›
Guess Who’s Dressing for Dinner at Apex’s Halle Center: Don’t Dress for Dinner Is a Feast of Laughs!
When was the last time you went to a play and laughed nonstop, even chuckling your way through intermission? If that’s what you want, come on down to the Halle Cultural Arts Center in Apex for Don’t Dress for Dinner. Adapted by Robin Hawdon and directed by Kathleen Rudolph, this production has been expertly cast; the pace is brisk; and the comic timing is impeccable.
Meet Bernard (played by Christopher Brown). He lives two hours outside of Paris. Jacqueline (Jenny Anglum) is Bernard’s wife. She is going to spend the weekend with her mother.
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?