The Brother Martin Dionysians are preparing for their next production, The Man Who Came to Dinner, directed by Ethan Olsen ‘16 and Manny Guillot ‘17.
The Man Who Came to Dinner is a play about Sheridan Whiteside (Grant Strohmeyer ’17 and Christopher Raymond ‘17), a famous 1940s radio personality. Whiteside is invited to a dinner party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley (Alex Lucas ‘16 and Sabrina Hibben). As he’s leaving the Stanley’s home, he slips and falls on the icy steps and breaks his hip, leaving him immobile.
Since Whiteside cannot leave, he is forced to spend the Christmas holidays with the Stanleys. Mr. and Mrs. Stanley’s patience and hospitality are continuously tested by Whiteside’s shenanigans. Proving to be an obnoxious houseguest, Mr. Whiteside hijacks the household tying up the telephone, inviting an array of characters over, and even goes so far as to advise the Stanley’s children to pursue their dreams against the wishes of their parents.
In the midst of all the chaos, Sheridan’s secretary, Maggie Cutler (Abby Olsen and Heidi Lichtl), falls in love with local newspaper man, Bert Jefferson (Kyle Kaough ‘18). Jealous of his secretary’s new love interest, Whiteside tries to break the couple up by having friend and Hollywood heartthrob Lorraine Sheldon (Abigail Duhon and Meghan Lovelace) lure Bert away.
Will the Stanley’s ever be rid of Sheridan? Will Burt leave Maggie heartbroken and alone?
Make plans to see the performance between February 26th – 29th at 7:30 p.m. in the Brother Martin Auditorium. Check the Brother Martin school calendar for further information.
Tickets can be purchased at the door. For further ticket information, please email Mr. David Joyner at firstname.lastname@example.org.