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.

The Matinee will now take place on SATURDAY DECEMBER 3RD AT 2PM. It was originally scheduled for Sunday but is being moved to accommodate the Santa Claus Parade.

December
  1. Sun
  2. Mon
  3. Tue
  4. Wed
  5. Thu
  6. Fri
  7. Sat
  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. 2:00 pm
      The Dining Room

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

      Location: Market Centre Theatre

  4. 4
    1. 2:00 pm
      The Dining Room

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

      Location: Market Centre Theatre

  5. 5
    1. 6
      1. 7
        1. 8
          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