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, some rueful—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 humour, and abundant humanity.

December
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  1. 1
    1. 7:30 pm
      The Dining Room

      See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2022/12/the-dining-room-4/ for details.

      Location: Market Centre Theatre

  2. 2
    1. 7:30 pm
      The Dining Room

      See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2022/12/the-dining-room-4/ for details.

      Location: Market Centre Theatre

  3. 3
    1. 7:30 pm
      The Dining Room

      See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2022/12/the-dining-room-4/ for details.

      Location: Market Centre Theatre

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    1. 2:00 pm
      The Dining Room

      See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2022/12/the-dining-room-4/ for details.

      Location: Market Centre Theatre

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          1. 7:30 pm
            The Dining Room

            See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2022/12/the-dining-room-4/ for details.

            Location: Market Centre Theatre

        2. 9
          1. 7:30 pm
            The Dining Room

            See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2022/12/the-dining-room-4/ for details.

            Location: Market Centre Theatre

        3. 10
          1. 7:30 pm
            The Dining Room

            See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2022/12/the-dining-room-4/ for details.

            Location: Market Centre Theatre

        Presented by Theatre Woodstock

        Location: Market Centre Theatre