11/21-24 - “The Man Who Came to Dinner” – a romantic comedy Presented by the ELHS Theater Department, November 21st-24th
“The Man Who Came to Dinner,” the hit romantic comedy in three acts by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. It will be presented by the East Lansing High School Theater Department, November 21-24, 2013, in the ELHS Center for the Performing Arts, located at 509 Burcham Drive in East Lansing, MI.
Show times for “The Man Who Came to Dinner,” are Thursday at 7:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. There will be a final 2:00 p.m. Matinee Performance on Sunday. All General Admission Tickets are $5 and are available on line at http://elps.us/theater by phone at 517/333-7490 and at the door.
The play is set in the small town of Mesalia, Ohio in the weeks leading to Christmas in the 1930s. During a cross-country lecture tour, notoriously outlandish radio personality Sheridan Whiteside slips on the icy steps of the house of the Stanleys, a prominent Ohio family, and insists on recovering in their home during the Christmas holidays. The overbearing, self-centered celebrity soon comes to dominate the lives of everyone in the household. What takes place next is a stage play filled with crazy antics that Entertainment Weekly referred to as, "fresh a send-up as an SNL sketch and [with] an even more inspired plot."
The play features an ensemble cast including Sam Sprague as Sheridan Whiteside, Katie Doyal as Whiteside's spinster assistant Maggie Cutler, Ervin Batka, as local newspaperman Bert Jefferson, JP Miller-Purrenhage and Emma Callis as the Stanleys, Abby Sokolnicki as actress Lorraine Sheldon, Ndegwa McCloud as Dr. Bradley and Emily Brett as nurse Miss Preen.
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