Florida Atlantic University’s Festival Rep presentation of The Man Who Came to Dinner opens Friday, July 12 at 7 p.m. in Studio One Theatre on FAU’s Boca Raton Campus (777 Glades Road). Shows run through Saturday, July 20.
The Man Who Came to Dinner, featuring professional actors working alongside of student actors, is a comedy in three acts by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart.
The comedy tells the tale of when radio personality Sheridan Whiteside is invited to dine at the house of a prominent Ohio family, slips on a patch of ice outside the front door and injures his leg. Following doctor’s orders, Whiteside is to remain confined to quarters, whereupon he delights in meddling with the lives of everyone in the household.
The Man Who Came to Dinner is part of FAU’s Festival Repertory Theatre 2013. Other shows presented this summer include the musical revue Side by Side by Sondheim Musical Revue, the musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, as well as two big-band concerts “Hits of the Swing Era” and a four-piano extravaganza.
The three plays are on a rotating schedule with afternoon and evening performances through Sunday, July 21. The concerts take place July 26 through July 28.
More information is available at www.fau.edu/festivalrep.
Festival Rep features professional Equity actors working alongside FAU’s finest graduate students in their last production before they graduate and enter the world of professional theater. Festival Rep is presented by the Department of Theatre and Dance in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, with support from Bank of America and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.
Tickets cost $20 and are available at www.fauevents.com, by calling (800) 564-9539 or at the box office in FAU’s Student Union one hour prior to the performance.
ABOVE: Scott Wells and Lisa Rosen in The Man Who Came To Dinner.