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Dining Room,The - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

Dining Room,The

A.R. Gurney

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

3m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573115363

The Dining Room
by A.R. Gurney

Three men and three women portray a wide, diverse range of characters - from little boys to grandfathers, from giggling girls to housemaids - in this brilliantly structured play which enjoyed a very successful run off-Broadway and was given its Briti…

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Description

Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

Time Period - Contemporary

Settings Of Play - A dining-room

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Three men and three women portray a wide, diverse range of characters - from little boys to grandfathers, from giggling girls to housemaids - in this brilliantly structured play which enjoyed a very successful run off-Broadway and was given its British première at Greenwich Theatre in 1983. The action takes place in an upper middle-class American dining-room, the hub of social family life, comprising a mosaic of interrelated scenes, sometimes funny, sometimes touching, sometimes rueful, which together create a profound study of the decaying mores of the American WASP.
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CASTING

3m, 3f

CASTING NOTES

57 characters played by M3 F3 (minimum)

Author

A.R. Gurney

A.R. (“Pete”) Gurney was born in 1930 in Buffalo, New York. He graduated from Williams College in 1952, served as an officer in the Navy, and afterwards attended the Yale School of Drama. For many years, he taught literature at M.I.T., but moved to New York in 1982 to devote more time to writing for the theatre. He has won a fair amount of awards during his career, and is now a member of the ... view full profile

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