E-W Players stage ‘The Dining Room’

Nov 16, 2017

The Edmonds-Woodway Players present “The Dining Room” 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 16-18, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, at Edmonds-Woodway High School.

The play, by A.R. Gurney, is set in the dining room of a typical well-to-do household, the place where the family assembles 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.

Tickets are $7, $5 for seniors, children under 12 and students with ASB cards.

Edmonds-Woodway High School is at 7600 212th St. SW.


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