Aurora Theatre to Present DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER, Begin. 5/1
The Brand Signature Series concludes Aurora Theatre's 18th season with the hysterical Don't Dress for Dinner by Marc Camoletti. The show runs May 1-25, 2014. In this this hilarious romp through the French countryside, Bernard concocts a romantic rendezvous with his mistress with an alibi courtesy of his friend, Robert. But Bernard's wife decides on a surprise tryst of her own. With a gourmet cook and a randy mistress-both named Suzy-a wacky collision course of mistaken identity and outrageous infidelity ensues. By the author of Aurora's 2010 hit Boeing-Boeing.
The cast is stockpiled with some of Atlanta's best and busiest actors. As the charming schemer Bernard is Bryan Brendle (The Cat in the Hat, Aurora Theatre; The Book Club Play, Horizon Theatre) and his lovey clandestine wife, Jacqueline, will be played by Maria Rodriguez-Sager (Tamer of Horses, Aurora Theatre; The Book Club Play, Horizon Theatre). Stepping into the sticky situation of being Bernard's best friend and his wife's lover, Robert, is Daniel Hilton (Peter Pan & Wendy, Aurora Theatre). The mistress who is mistaken for a cook, Suzanne will be played by Kelly Criss (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - 2011 Suzi Bass Award winner for Best Ensemble, Aurora Theatre) while the cook who is mistaken as a mistress, Suzette will be undertaken by Aurora Apprentice Company member Shelli Delgado (LES MISERABLES, Aurora Theatre). Rounding out the cast is Christopher M. Watson (Master Harold... and the boys, Aurora Theatre) as George, husband to Suzette, the cook. They will be under the direction of George Contini, Associate Professor in the University of Georgia's Theatre and Film Studies Department. A Lawrenceville resident, George is a veteran regional actor and director who has worked in Atlanta with Alliance Theatre, Horizon Theatre, 7Stages and Theatre Emory. The production boasts an all-female design team of artists, including: Set Designer Lizz Dorsey, Costume Designer Amanda Edgerton, Lighting Designer Mary Parker, Sound Designer Angie Bryant and Props Designer Danyale Taylor.
Aurora Theatre Producing Artistic Director Anthony P. Rodriguez said, "From the moment we closed Boeing-Boeing, I knew that I wanted produce its companion play. In fact, we planned to end last season with this play, but due to its popularity on Broadway, we had to wait. Let me assure you, the show was worth the wait. We will send audiences into summer with a smile on their face."
Programming in Aurora Theatre's 18th Season Brand Signature Series is possible through generous support from BrandBank, BrandMortgage and the Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund. Don't Dress for Dinner is sponsored by Cisco Systems with additional support from World Financial Group.