The University of Wisconsin-Baraboo/Sauk County will present A.R. Gurney’s The Dining Room on campus at the R.G. Brown Theatre November 15th-18th. Nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1985, The Dining Room presents over fifty characters across eighteen scenes as they attempt to navigate through comedic and poignant moments in their lives all set across multiple decades in a family dining room.
The play has been called “a thoughtful and superbly written comedy" by Variety. The New York Post describes it as “A brilliantly conceived and richly humorous theatrical tour de force…performers portray a wide array of diverse characters as they delineate the dying lifestyle of [the] wealthy and the now neglected room which was once a vital center of family life.”
Showtimes are 7:30 pm (Thursday through Saturday, November 15-17), with a 2:00 pm matinee performance on Sunday the 18th. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (60+) and non-UW-Baraboo students, and $5 for UW-Baraboo students with the presentation of a student ID. Tickets can be purchased at the door starting one hour prior to each performance. Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted.