The Man Who Came to Dinner
Senior Class Reader's Theatre Comedy
If you've ever had a houseguest that wore out his welcome, you know exactly how the Stanley family feels when one of their dinner guests, the irascible Sheridan Whiteside, slips on their doorstep and breaks his hip. During his six week convalescence, the unfriendly curmudgeon monopolizes the living room, runs up phone bills, and plays host to ex-convicts. Ultimately, the Stanley's are forced to concoct an outlandish scheme to rid themselves of their unwanted guest... but will it work? Written by the same talented duo who brought us You Can't Take it With You, The Front Page, and Once in a Lifetime, this Broadway classic is a perfect blend of high comedy and low farce, populated by an extravagant array of eccentric but believable characters.
"...leaves you limp and helpless from belly laughs, and exhausted from glee at the sheer fun of it all."
- Talkin Broadway
Mr. Stanley - SAUL J. AMDURSKY
Dr. Bradley - JOHN GEISLER
Miss Preen - CHRISTINA GRIFFIN *
Beverly Carlton - ROBERT GRIFFIN
Sarah - ANNA HALSEY
Murder/Expressman (2nd)/Deputy - STEVE HAMMOND
Maggie Cutler - KITTY KACHNIEWICZ
Lorraine Sheldon - GRACE ANNE KALAFUT
Sheridan Whiteside - PAUL KRINER
Richard Stanley - MARK W. KUBE
Harriet Stanley - RACHEL KUBE
Mrs. Dexter - LAURIE LECLEAR *
John - RICK MOLL
June Stanley - KAREN SANTAMARIA
Mrs. McCutcheon - LENORE SAUER
Sandy/Murderer/Deputy - DAVID SENECAL
Wescott/Murder/Expressman (3RD) - DANIEL SMITH *
Mrs. Stanley - CYNTHIA STECH
Bert Jefferson - GARY WILLOUGHBY
Banjo - KEN ZELNIS
*Denotes Civic Debut
Director - KRISTIN TYRRELL
Scenic Design - JACK YATES
Costume Design - RACHEL JAHN
Sound/Lighting Designer - ANNMARIE MILLER
Technical Director - PHILLIP A. MILLER
Properties Master - STACY BARTELL
Stage Manager - ELVIN E. EAST
May 10 - May 14, 2013
The Carver Center Studio
426 South Park St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
All performances in the Carver Center Studio are general seating. We recommend arriving early. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.
Available after 6pm in the Civic parking lot at the northeast corner of Lovell and Park Streets. There is additional parking behind the Carver Center. Street parking is available after 5pm.
Photos courtesy of Fred Western