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Theatre at SE puts on “Don’t Dress For Dinner” November 9-11

November 9-11 2023

Theatre at Southeastern will host three performances of Tony-nominated comedy “Don’t Dress For Dinner” on November 9-11.

Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. each night in the Visual and Performing Arts Center. Tickets are available at www.SE.edu/VPAC or by calling (580) 745-2095. Admission is $15 for general admission and $12 for students.

About “Don’t Dress For Dinner”

Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Manhattan mistress in his charming converted upstate farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along too to provide the alibi. It’s foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? Well… suppose Robert turns up not realizing quite why he has been invited. Suppose Robert and Jacqueline are secret lovers, and consequently determined that Jacqueline will NOT leave for the weekend. Suppose the cook has to pretend to be the mistress and the mistress can’t cook. Suppose everyone’s alibi gets confused with everyone else’s. An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed.

This boulevard comedy was a smash hit in Paris, where it played for over two years, and in London, where it ran for six years at the Apollo and Duchess Theatres. It has since played in theatres all over the USA and the English-speaking world and was revived in Chicago and on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre in 2012. This production was nominated for two Tony awards.