Lantern Theater Company
Don't Dress for Dinner
2017/18 Season

Don't Dress for Dinner
By Marc Camoletti
Adapted by Robin Hawdon
Directed by Kathryn MacMillan
May 24 - June 24, 2018

Bernard wants Suzanne, and his wife Jacqueline wants his best friend Robert. Suzette comes to cook them all dinner, and her husband George might have to set everybody straight in this wickedly funny comedy by French playwright Marc Camoletti. The action spills from the drawing room to the bedroom to the kitchen in this hilarious and fast-moving farce of marriage, lust, and cordon bleu cuisine.

The Cast

Chris Anthony as George  •  Jessica Bedford as Suzanne  •  Marc LeVasseur as Robert  •  Lee Minora as Suzette  •  Karen Peakes as Jacqueline  •  William Zielinski as Bernard

The Creative Team

Meghan Jones, Scenic Designer  •  Alison Roberts, Costume Designer  •  Shon Causer, Lighting Designer  •  Damien Figueras, Sound Designer  •  J. Alex Cordaro, Fight Director  •  K. O'Rourke, Choreographer  •  Leonard Kelly, French Dialect Coach  •  Rebecca Smith, Stage Manager
News & Reviews

"Ooh la la! A tasty, summery sex romp." –The Philadelphia Inquirer  more

"Delectable entertainment! The ensemble is top notch and they share a remarkable sense of rhythm that makes the split-second timing consistently tight and effortless. A lighthearted comic romp that will make you laugh out loud and forget about the national crisis du jour." –Talkin' Broadway  more

"Good fun that resonates with contemporary themes." –Broad Street Review

"...Close to perfection. More than ever, we all can use a bit more comedy. For a change of pace, and an entertaining few hours in the theater, Don't Dress for Dinner is a winning choice." –PhillyGayCalendar

"This absolutely uproarious French farce will have you doubled over with laughter as soon as the production begins." –Beyond My Backyard

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