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October 29, 2016    Bookmark and Share

Join the Party: The Man Who Came to Dinner Opens November 11

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Special thanks to our season sponsor, The Marketplace at Augusta.

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

The menu is being planned and preparations are being made for "The Man Who Came to Dinner", presented by Gaslight Theater in Hallowell. Make your reservations now for this delicious repast! The production opens Friday, November 11 at Hallowell City Hall, and runs through November 20.

Make Reservations

"The Man Who Came to Dinner" opens Friday through Sunday, November 11th through 13th and 18th through 20th at Hallowell City Hall. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinees are at 2:00 pm.

Tickets are 12 dollars for adults and 10 dollars for students and senior citizens (60 and up). Reservations can be made online or by calling 207-626-3698 and leaving a message.

See the Show for Free!

Volunteer ushers and box office staff are also being sought for all performances. Volunteers can see this great production for free! E-mail us at to volunteer. We also greatly appreciate donations of baked goods and 8-ounce bottles of water for our concession table.

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

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

The cast includes both Gaslight veterans and newcomers to our stage: Kathleen Brainerd, Vanessa Glazier, Caleb Orion, Abby Crocker, Andy Tolman, Nina Tilander, Ginger Smith, Lynette Miller, Joe Klapatch, Laura Morris, Bob Collins, Larry Vinal, Phyllis McQuaide, Galen Hall, Mike Rowe, Ken Graham, Tobey Johnson, Maggie Wachtl, Jon Marcoullier, John Blanchette, John Rider and Frank Omar.

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.