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September 15, 2016    Bookmark and Share

Cast Announced for "The Man Who Came to Dinner"

  • The Man Who Came to Dinner
  • by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart
  • directed by Jenny Benjamin Rider

Director Jenny Benjamin Rider has announced the cast for Gaslight Theater's final production of the 2016 season, Kaufman and Hart's "The Man Who Came to Dinner". The production will open Friday, November 11 at Hallowell City Hall, and run through November 20.

About the Play

Sheridan Whiteside, having dined at the home of the Stanleys, slips on their doorstep, breaking his hip. A tumultuous six weeks of confinement follow. The Stanley living room is monopolized by the irascible invalid; ex-convicts are invited to meals; and transatlantic calls bring a $784 phone bill. The arrival of strange gifts from his friends further destroys domestic tranquility. It would take a stoical housewife to harbor penguins in her library, an octopus in her cellar, and 10,000 cockroaches in her kitchen. When Maggie, his secretary, falls in love with the reporter, Bert Jefferson, Whiteside summons a glamorous actress, Lorraine, to win the affections of the young man.

The Cast (in order of appearance)

  • Kathleen Brainerd as Daisy Stanley
  • Vanessa Glazier as Miss Preen
  • Caleb Orion as Richard Stanley
  • Abby Crocker as June Stanley
  • Andy Tolman as John
  • Nina Tilander as Sarah
  • Ginger Smith as Mrs. Dexter
  • Lynette Miller as Mrs. McCutcheon
  • Joe Klapatch as Ernest Stanley
  • Laura Morris as Maggie Cutler
  • Bob Collins as Dr. Bradley
  • Larry Vinal as Sheridan Whiteside
  • Phyllis McQuaide as Harriet Stanley
  • Galen Hall as Bert Jefferson
  • Mike Rowe as Mr. Baker, Expressman
  • Ken Graham as Westcott, Michaelson
  • Tobey Johnson as Henderson
  • Maggie Wachtl as Lorraine Sheldon
  • Jon Marcoullier as Sandy, Deputy
  • John Blanchette as Beverly Carlton, Deputy
  • John Rider as Radio Tech
  • Frank Omar as Banjo

Production Staff

Jenny Benjamin Rider directs, Bob Gilbert is Assistant Director. Tobey Johnson is Stage Manager, Pat Struble will handle props and Gerry Bowman costumes.

Production Dates:

  • Friday and Saturday, November 11 and 12, 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, November 13, 2:00 pm matinee
  • Friday and Saturday, November 18 and 19, 7:30 pm
  • Sunday. November 20, 2:00 pm matinee