The Upper School Advanced Drama class at Lakehill Preparatory School presents celebrated playwright A.R. Gurney's The Dining Room on March 15 and 16 at 7 p.m. in the Wyly Auditorium.
Set in a well-to-do household, the dining room is traditionally where the family assembles for daily breakfast and dinner and for any and all special occasions. Devoid of plot, the action is comprised of a mosaic of interrelated scenes which, molded together, create an in-depth portrait of a vanishing species: the upper middle-class WASP.
Thirteen Upper School Lakehill actors play 52 different characters with different personalities from elementary school children to giggling teens to elderly grandfathers. Often the scenes overlap, with different families entering and exiting simultaneously, each introducing a new set of people and events in the place that seems to be losing its original purpose and importance, the dining room.
Audiences will enjoy experiencing situations, some quite familiar, as the play presents a smooth and varied expose' of American life with humor and abundant humanity.
The play is directed by Lakehill Drama teacher Ann Kizer. The cost is $5 for Lakehill students and $10 for the general public. Tickets are available at the door.