BWW Review: DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER at Ankeny Community Theatre: Hilarity Ensues in the Comedy That is Just What The Doctor Ordere
February 12, 2020
It's that time of year in Iowa where we get stuck inside, either due to the cold weather or snow shutting things down. As we get stuck inside, there tends to be one thing missing, laughter. Ankeny Community Theatre is giving us that laughter in their current production of a?oeDon't Dress for Dinnera?? by Marc Camoletti. This production, filled with mixups and mayhem, had the audience in stitches during its opening weekend. If you need a good laugh, this show is just what the doctor ordered. (more...)
BWW Review: KISS ME, KATE at Ankeny Community Theatre: This Production is 'Too Darn Hot'!
April 08, 2019
Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to see Ankeny Community Theatre's sizzling production of Cole Porter's "Kiss Me, Kate." Ankeny has done a great job getting the word out about this production. The tickets are hot and sold out for both the performance I was at on Saturday as well the matinee on Sunday. Not only is this production one of the hottest tickets in town, it also has amazing performances that transcend the material. (more...)
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Marc Camoletti's Don't Dress for Dinner is the wildly funny sequel to the Broadway hit Boeing-Boeing. Bernard's plans for a romantic rendezvous with his mistress are complete with a gourmet caterer and an alibi courtesy of his friend, Robert. But when Bernard's wife learns that Robert will be visiting for the weekend, she decides to stay in town for a surprise tryst of her own... setting the stage for a collision course of hidden identities and outrageous infidelities. The cook is Suzette, the lover is Suzanne, the friend is bewildered, the wife is suspicious, the husband is losing his mind and everyone is guaranteed a good time at this hilarious romp through the French countryside.
Don't Dress For Dinner opened in Paris in 1987, under the original title Pajamas Pour Six, and ran for over two years. Robert Hawdon's adaptation of the original French play premiered in London at the Apollo Theatre in 1991 and ran for six years.