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‘Don’t Dress for Dinner’ on Charles Town stage

By Staff | Jan 16, 2015

‘Don’t Dress for Dinner,’ a play by Marc Camoletti, adapted by Robin Hawdon, will be on stage at the Old Opera House in Charles Town Feb. 6-8 and 13-15.

In the production, Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along to provide the alibi. It’s foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? Well… suppose Robert turns up not realizing 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 is unable to 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.

The cast that will bring these high energy hijinks to the Old Opera House stage includes Charlie Perkins, Christine Brewer, Alan Harner, Kelly Pannill, Tia Coode and Will Heyser.

Performance times and costs are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays with $19 adult tickets; 2:30 p.m. Sunday matinees with $17 adult tickts and $12 student ticket cost at all performances.

Call the Old Opera House Box-office today for reservations at 304-725.4420.