Opening night for Encore Productions’ final show of the year is this Friday.
The show is a comedy called The Man Who Came to Dinner, which is set in the 1930’s and is based on real-life celebrities of that time period. The play is directed by Toni King.
The story follows cranky radio personality Sheridan Whiteside as he dines at the home of the Stanleys, but has a freak accident which leaves him injured. Director Toni King said Whiteside literally takes over the Stanleys’ home.
“He has taken over the whole house. He won’t let them come in their own living room, he won’t let them in the dinning room, and Sheridan has been running up the phone bill having his friends come over and bring him stuff”, said King. “He has just taken over the house, and that is where the interesting side stories begin to take place in the show.”
Tickets for the event are ten dollars in advance, and fifteen dollars at the door. Group and student tickets for the show are eight dollars.
King said this is a type of show that people might possibly want to watch again.
“I call it a witty show, because most of the humor is coming from what is actually being said”, said King. “You might want to come and watch it more than one time, because you might miss something funning because the show is very fast paced.”
Opening night is this Friday at the Elbert Theatre, and the show will begin at 7:30pm. Shows are also scheduled for Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:30pm.
The play will run through the weekend of December 9th. Shows for that weekend are set for Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm, and again on Sunday at 2:30pm.
For more information about the show, or to purchase advance tickets, contact the Elbert Theatre Box Office at (706) 283-1049.