Circle Theatre to Present DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER, 6/5-21

May 28
12:15 PM 2014
Circle Theatre to Present DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER, 6/5-21

Circle Theatre continues the Main Stage season in June of 2014 with the farce DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER, running June 5 through 21. This hilarious comedy (a sequel to last season's BOEING BOEING) by Marc Camoletti and adapted by Robin Hawdon begins as 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 cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along too to provide the alibi. It's foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? Well.... suppose Robert turns up not realizing quite 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.

On June 13, Circle Theatre and Cherie Inn will be offering AN EVENING IN PARIS: DINNER & A SHOW. This event will combine a performance of Don't Dress For Dinner with a mouth-watering, French-themed, three-course dinner at the historic Cherie Inn. Reservations required. Tickets for the event are $70 per couple for Circle Theatre season ticket holders (dinner only) and $110 per couple for non-season ticket holders. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Circle Theatre box office at 616.456.6656 or online at

The Circle Theatre production of Don't Dress For Dinner will be directed by Tom Kaechele. The design team features lighting designer David Miller, scenic designer Don Wilson, costume designer Bill Dunckel, sound designer Kyle Los and properties designer Mary Jo DeNolf.

The cast of Don't Dress For Dinner features Patrick Hendren as Bernard, Don Vanden Heuvel as Robert, Kim Mercatante as Jacqueline, Sherryl Despres as Suzanne, Liene Strautnieks as Suzette, and Eric Hand as George.

Performances will be held at the Aquinas College Performing Arts Center. Performances are June 5 through 21. Curtain for performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30PM. Sunday performances begin at 5:00PM. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling the Circle Theatre box office at 616.456.6656 or online at The box office is open Monday through Friday from noon to 5:00PM and from 3:00PM to curtain on days of weekend performances.

2014 will mark Circle Theatre's 62nd year of producing plays and musicals for West Michigan audiences. Other productions in the 2014 season include the comedy One Man Two Guvnors, the hilarious musical comedy, Monty Python's Spamalot and the musical thriller Carrie The Musical. Circle also offers the children's story A Sleeping Beauty Somewhere In Time as part of their Family Magic Circle Series. Circle's 2014 Summer Concert Series will perform on select Monday evenings at 7:00PM and will feature the iconic music of artists Billy Joel & Elton John (PianoMen), The Eagles (Take It To The Limit), Simon & Garfunkel (Feelin' Groovy) and the musical stories of Harry Chapin (Keep the Change). The theatre first produced shows at the Rowe Hotel before moving to the Pantlind Hotel and the pavilion in John Ball Park. Circle Theatre now shares a performing arts center with Aquinas College and the Catholic Secondary Schools at the Aquinas College Performing Arts Center. Information regarding season ticket subscriptions, Magic Circle and the Summer Concert Series can be gathered by calling the Circle Theatre box office at (616) 456-6656 or by visiting the theatre's website at

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