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Picton Theatre Group presents “Don’t Dress For Dinner” Play Reading
January 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Once a month Picton Theatre Group Inc. plans on fun afternoon reading a play together.
Anyone who is interested can join us. We literally sit around, have a script to read, and we each get a character’s part to read out loud.
It’s a good way to see how a play would sound if performed in the future.
Just come along to the Picton Uniting Church hall at 4 Lumsdaine St, Picton for 2pm, and finishes by 4.30pm (including a cup of teas 🙂
Please let me know if you intend to come so we can have enough biscuits and milk etc. SMS to 0451 149 855 or Email: email@example.com
“Don’t Dress For Dinner” is a comedy farce by French writer Marc Camoletti.
Bernard and Jacqueline live in Paris but own a weekender in the country. Bernard has invited a French model (Suzanne who he has been wooing) for the weekend and booked a temporary cook to look after all the catering, so Bernard and Suzanne can have fun. As an alibi he can tell Jacqueline to get her off to visit her mother for the weekend, he invites his friend Robert for the weekend for a ‘boys weekend’ to make things look legit. Unfortunately for Bernard (but hilarious for the audience), he doesn’t know that Robert and his own wife Jacqueline are having an affair so Jacqueline cancels on her mother so she can stay to spend time with Robert. The cook arrives and is accidently introduced as Robert’s girlfriend, meaning the snooty French model and the cook have to pretend in these new reversed roles for the rest of the play.
The comedy comes from the misunderstandings, the stress the characters have having to juggle all the complex lies, and appeasing the hot tempered characters with nothing much to lose.