JOSHUA TREE, CA – The Hi-Desert Cultural Center is proud to announce that The Dining Room, a fantastic theatrical production, will open next weekend and tickets are now on sale. Under the direction of popular local award-winning director Wendy Cohen, and featuring an exciting cast of characters, A. R. Gurney’s acclaimed “comedy of manners” will play at the Center’s state-of-the-art Blak Box Theater and will run three weekends from February 15 through March 2, 2013. Complete with a no-host bar featuring wine, beer and champagne, a special gala will launch opening night!
With the Center’s almost fifty-year tradition of staging the Desert’s best in live theatre, The Dining Room will feature a large cast of theatrical talent including Susan Brundage, Marge Doyle, Brad Holt, Peggy Jo, Sadie Johannsson, Richard Martinez, Marty Neider, Stacy Owens, Dennis Priest, Becky Renish, Philip Spinelli, Richie Sande, Virginia Sulick, and Karl Weimer.
The play is set in a single dining room where 18 scenes from different households overlap and intertwine—with each story focused on a different family during different time periods who have in their possession the same dining room furniture set. The action is a mosaic of interrelated scenes—some funny, some touching, and some rueful. Dovetailing swiftly and smoothly, the varied scenes mesh into a theatrical experience of exceptional range, compassionate humor, and abundant humanity.
Performances of The Dining Room will take place on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7 pm, February 15 through March 2, 2013. Ticket prices are $15 for general seating and $20 for elite seating. Tickets are now available online at www.hidesertculturalcenter.com or by calling the box office at 760.366.3777.