Written by on January 16, 2020

La Crosse Community Theater’s winter comedy, Don’t Dress for Dinner, opens next Friday, January 24th, at the Weber Center for the Performing Arts! One of the show’s stars, Tegan Blank, came in to tell us what to expect!

Performances begin January 24, 2020 and continue through Sunday, February 2, 2020. Shows are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. in the Lyche Theatre at Weber Center for the Performing Arts.

Bernard has a lover who is pretending to be Robert’s lover so Jacqueline wouldn’t know she was Bernard’s lover. Meanwhile, Robert is Jacqueline’s lover pretending to be Bernard’s lover’s lover so Bernard wouldn’t know Jacqueline had a lover. And Bernard’s lover is pretending to be the cook while the real cook pretends to be Robert’s lover. Will anyone be sober enough for dinner!? It’s an evening of hilarious confusion as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed.

Don’t Dress for Dinner is the hilarious sequel to French playwright Marc Camoletti’s play Boeing Boeing, which was produced by LCT in our 2015-2016 season. Originally titled Pyjama Pour Six, the show premiered in Paris in 1987 to large crowds and rave reviews. It was so popular that a London theatre producer purchased the English-speaking rights and commissioned playwright Robin Hawdon to adapt the play for English-speaking audiences. After a very successful six year run in London, Don’t Dress for Dinner opened on Broadway in 2012 for a sold out limited run. Don’t miss this hilarious farce and its unbelievable climax!” said LCT’s Producing Artistic Director, Grant Golson.

Don’t Dress for Dinner is directed by guest artist, Liz Golson. This production also features set design by Kit Mayer, costume design by Theresa Smerud, lighting design by Dillon McArdle, props design by Grace Riness, sound design by Ryan Van Berkum, technical direction by Peter Suardi, and stage management by Molly Brueske.

The performers are Colin Thelen as Bernard, Jake Leis as Robert, Tegan Blank as Jacqueline, Macy Privet as Suzanne, Stacy Bruemmer as Suzette, and Dan Radtke as George.

“Old friends and lovers gather for a wild weekend in Don’t Dress for Dinner. Add in a bit of mistaken identity, a whole lot of physical comedy, and watch as they figure out who is who and with whom!” said Director, Liz Golson.

Tickets are $24-$32 for adults, $16 for students, and may be purchased over the phone or at ONLINE HERE. For questions or tickets, please call the box office at 608-784-9292 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

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