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The Westchester Theatre department has done it again!!!! Under the direction of Ms. Lujean Kreisner these high and middle school students put on a stunning performance of A. R. Gurney‘s The Dining Room!
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, 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.
Opening night is Friday February 26. And the show runs every Friday and Saturday night at 7:30 until March 6.
Enjoy the show and BRAVO!!!

Written by therewasanincident

March 1, 2010 at 7:08 pm

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