Wasatch Theatre Company Invites You to DINNER
Let us take your coat. Pull up a chair. Have a drink. On the menu tonight: primordial soup, "apocalypse of lobster," and, for dessert, froze waste. While the actual meal and the company may leave a lot to be desired, this is one social event you won't want to miss.
Wasatch Theatre Company will present the regional premiere of Moira Buffini's Dinner, the Oliver-nominated play. If you're hungry for a well-executed, superbly-acted play with decidedly adult appeal, this is your ticket.
Dinner follows all three courses of a lavish soiree, organized by Paige, a jaded socialite, to commemorate the launch of her husband's new book. As the guests arrive, it becomes gradually clearer that Paige May have other, more sinister plans for the evening. To say some blood will be spilled on stage does little to dampen the tension of this dark comedy.
Wasatch's production features Stacey Jenson as Paige, and Nicholas Dunn as her husband, Lars. Ali Lente stars as Lars' (maybe?) mistress, Wynne. Daniel Cooper plays Lars' friend Hal, and Alyssa Franks plays Hal's new (read: younger) wife, Sian. Rounding out the cast are Carlos Nobeleza Posas's Mike (who happens by during dinner and may have been robbing the estate next door) and Gordon Dunn (as the mostly non-speaking waiter, hired by Paige for services that extend beyond refilling the drinks.) Dinner is directed by Jim Martin, with the able support of Rosemary Fernandez (stage manager), Kit Anderton (set design), Michael Nielsen (costumes), Brittany Restrepo (light design), and Daniel Torrence (prop design).
Dinner opens Friday, April 21st and run Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through May 7th at the Rose Wagner Studio Theatre (138 West 300 South). Friday and Saturday shows are at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday shows are at 2:00 p.m. Reservations (er....tickets) for Dinner are available by calling ArtTix at 801-355-2728 or by going online to www.arttix.org.
There will be a special 'Just Desserts' performance on Saturday, April 22. For this performance, tickets are $30.00 and include desserts and other treats, as well as the chance to mingle with the cast and crew.
Wasatch Theatre Company is celebrating its 19th year. For more information, visit www.wasatchtheatre.org.