Department of Theatre to present ‘The Dining Room’

February 14, 2014

ALLIANCE, Ohio – Stories of family foibles and dysfunction take center stage as the Department of Theatre presents The Dining Room, opening February 20 in Presser Recital Hall.

Set around a dining room table, The Dining Room is one of AR Gurney’s best known works and takes a lighthearted poke at the WASPs of New England, one of Gurney’s favorite targets. The play will be directed by Kevin P. Kern, assistant professor of theatre.

Cast members include:

Senior integrated media major Jeff Looker of Stow, OH; junior Japanese and theatre major Alex Augustine of Brooklyn, OH; junior human development and theatre major Anthony Heider of Wakeman, OH; sophomore psychology major Conor Smolinsky of Malvern, OH; sophomore Summer Wilkinson of Strasburg, OH; freshman intervention specialisht and middle childhood education major Sam Cooper of Mogadore, OH; freshman Jarred Keirn of North Canton, OH; freshman communication studies and theatre major Chelsea Posterli of Austintown, OH; freshman writing and theatre major Jon Settle of Orrville, OH and freshman Sarah Yannie of Rocky River, OH.

Show times are 7:30 p.m. on February 20, 21 and 22 and 2 p.m. on February 23. For tickets, call the Box Office at (330) 821-2565.

Presser Recital Hall is located within Cope Music Hall on the corner of Union Avenue and Simpson Street on Mount Union’s campus. Due to ongoing construction at the site of the new Performing Arts Complex, no on-site parking is available behind the building. Alternate parking is available on Simpson and Vincent Streets and in the Eells Art Center parking lot, as well as in other campus parking lots.

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