VP 2008 Don’t Dress for Dinner

Don’t Dress for Dinner

Written By: Marc Camoletti
Directed by: Norb Mills
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Run of Show

“Don’t Dress For Dinner” will run May 2 – 17, 2008, Thursday through Saturday at 8:00pm, May 4th at 2:00pm

Don't Dress for Dinner PlaySynopsis

This farcical concoction involves a married couple, an old friend, a voluptuous mistress and an outlandish cook who’s enlisted to take on different identities in a succession of lies, deceptions and misunderstandings. The plot is a recipe for hilarious confusion with more twists than a corkscrew.


The Program for this show can be viewed by clicking Don’t Dress For Dinner (pdf) (Requires Adobe Reader)

The People …

Leading Roles
in order of appearance

Bernard Jimmy Pickle
Jacqueline, his wife Suzanne Jennens
Robert, his friend Matt Black
Suzanne, his mistress Elizabeth Palmer
Suzette, the cook Clara Engel
George, her husband John Jennens

Program Staff

Director Norb Mills
Producers John Henry & Paige Price
Set Design Wes Skinner
Stage Manager Andrew Black
Lighting Design Andrew Todd
Lighting Crew Sara Speelman
Costume Design Pam Kelso
Costume Assistant Kate Argow
Costume Crew Joyce Calmes & Debbie Marinik
Prop Gatherer Suzanne Dennis
Prop Crew Joyce Calmes & Debbie Marinik
Sound Design Steve Essick & Don Weber
Sound Crew Kara Ayers & Marc Malley
Set Construction Andrew Black, Steve Mierzejewski, Norb Mills, Wes Skinner, & Don Weber
Scenic Art Kara Ayers, Andrea Blake, Laura Hansen, Heather Kelso, J. Judson Lohman, Brad Riker, & Sara Speelman
Set Dressing Brad Riker
Program Jake Gordy, Laura Hansen, Pam Kelso, & Frank Venda
Program Art & Cover Design H.O.T. Graphics
House Manager Ann Veasey
Box Office Ann Veasey
Box Office Staff Kimberley Bruggemann, Sandy Fry, Darlene Hatfield, Barbara Heindel, Sue Holliger, Debbie Krieger, Diane Nowakowski, Jinny Patterson, & Judy Wiederhold
Program Printing The Copy Center
Marquee Signs Larry Janney & Norb Mills
Cast Photography Frank Venda
Special Thanks Children’s Theatre Workshop, Doris Wohl

The Show!

Place: In the main living-room of a country house some distance from Paris.

Time: The Present

Act I

Early Evening

Act II

Later that Evening