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THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER
By Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman
Direction by Patrick Klein
A noted radio personality and egotistical tyrant, Sheridan Whiteside, slips and falls on the steps of the Stanley family residence. He’s forced to spend several weeks of recuperation, wreaking havoc and mischief on the lives of everyone he comes in contact with. Join the Stanleys as ex-convicts are invited to meals, transatlantic calls bring a $784 phone bill, penguins take residence in the library, an octopus moves into the cellar, 10,000 cockroaches take over the kitchen… and then there’s the mysterious mummy case. We’re thrilled to welcome back our friends from the Gunn High School community and local star James Shelby as Sheridan to present this great American classic on the Lucie Stern stage!
“As fresh a send-up as an SNL sketch and an even more inspired plot!”
- Entertainment Weekly
Read the show guide for THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER, courtesy of StageAgent.com, the leading online resource for theatre artists and fans. Learn about the show’s context, authors, plot, and characters.
Performance dates: June 16 - July 1, 2018 (preview June 15)
Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
Ticket Prices: $25-$52 (Discounts for Seniors, Educators, Patrons under 30, and Military available for all performances except Preview Night FRI JUNE 15)
Age Recommendation: TBD
Approximate Running Time: TBD
All performances are held at the:
Lucie Stern Theater
1305 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94301
In cooperation with the City of Palo Alto, Community Services Department, Division of Arts and Sciences
For more information including details about parking, wheelchair access, and listening devices, visit our Plan Your Visit Page. To purchase 2018-19 season tickets, please visit our 88th Season Page HERE.
Opening Night AfterGlow Party
Saturday, June 16
Enjoy a post-show champagne reception with drinks and appetizers while meeting the cast, FREE with the purchase of a ticket for that evening’s performance.
Post-Show Director/Cast Talkback
Thursday, June 21
Enjoy our Talkback series with PAP Artistic Director & Show Director Patrick Klein and members of the cast following the performance, FREE with the purchase of a ticket for any performance during the run.
Post-Show Designer Talkback
Enjoy our Talkback series with members of the design team of the show following the performance, FREE with the purchase of a ticket for any performance during the run.
PLAYERS GIVES BACK: TBD
Starring James Shelby as Sheridan Whiteside and (in order of appearance):
Mrs. Ernest W. Stanley: Jennifer Ellington
Miss Preen: Roneet Aliza Rahamim
Richard Stanley: Henry Alper
June Stanley: Astrid Nazario
John: Shawn Bender
Sarah: Patricia Tyler
Mrs. McCutcheon/Banjo/Convict: Chris Mahle
Mr. Stanley: Todd Summers
Maggie Cutler: Kristen Lo
Dr. Bradley: Tim Farrell
Harriet Stanley: Gay Richard
Bert Jefferson: Paul Dunlap
Professor Metz/Radio Tech/Deputy: Justin Brown
Lorraine Sheldon: Athena Rink
Sandy/Convict/Deputy: Barry Bai
Beverly Carlton/Convict: Brian Flegel
Westcott/Mrs. Dexter/Baker/Expressman: Emily Scott
Director: Patrick Klein
Scenic Designer: Nikolaj Sorensen
Costume Designer: Mary Cravens
Lighting Designer: Isaiah Leeper
Sound Designer: Danielle Kisner
Properties Designer: Robert Hoffman
Stage Manager: Kelcy Campbell
Assistant Stage Manager: Nikolai Argue
Artistic Director: Patrick Klein
TERMS AND CONDITIONS Show times are at 7:30pm on Thursdays, 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2pm on Sundays. For ticket services, please call 650-329-0891. All sales are final; there are no exchanges or refunds. However, season subscribers are able to exchange at no charge when applicable. Ask our box office how you can become a season subscriber, and enjoy special perks like exchanges and discounted tickets. Will call ticket information: Tickets are available for pickup at the box office will call window one (1) hour prior to show time. U.S. mail ticket information: If requested, tickets are mailed via the U.S. Post Office First Class mail no later than seven (7) days prior to the show date. Palo Alto Players has two (2) price levels on the seating chart: PRIME and VALUE. If you have accessible seating needs or simply need assistance, please call our box office at (650) 329-0891. Thank you! Enjoy the show!