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The Man Who Came to Dinner

The Man Who Came to Dinner

Comedy in Three Acts by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman

PosterFebruary 11-27, 2011
RLT Sutton Main Stage Theatre (Reserved Seating)

While on his way to dinner at a suburban family's home, Sheridan Whiteside, an insufferably arrogant radio personality, accidentally falls and breaks his hip. A tumultuous six weeks of confinement follow, during which Whiteside monopolizes the living room and, along with an offbeat cast of characters who come to visit him, proceeds to drive his hosts round the bend! "He would have his mother burned at a stake if that was the only way he could light his cigarette!" says his secretary, Maggie.

This hilariously witty satire, first produced by Raleigh Little Theatre during the 1941-1942 season, contains caricatures of many famous celebrities, including Alexander Woollcott, Gertrude Lawrence, Noël Coward, and Harpo Marx. (Kaufman wrote many of the scripts for the Marx Brothers' movies.)

Read the reviews:

  • CVNC: "...the perfect way for RLT to celebrate 75 years of bringing quality theatre to the Raleigh area"
  • Triangle Arts & Entertainment: "...a stellar community-theater cast will delight RLT audiences"

Read the preview.

Director: Haskell Fitz-Simons

Ticket information

Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the RLT Box Office at 919-821-3111.

Ticket prices:

Adults: $20
Seniors/Students: $16
First Sunday: $12 for all

Note: Students are up to and including college. Seniors are age 62 and up.

Dates and Times:

Feb 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 at 8:00pm
Feb 13, 20, 27 at 3:00pm

February 2011
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11: 8:00pm* 12: 8:00pm
13: 3:00pm 14 15 16 17: 8:00pm 18: 8:00pm 19: 8:00pm
20: 3:00pm 21 22 23 24: 8:00pm 25: 8:00pm 26: 8:00pm
27: 3:00pm 28          

* Join us after the opening night performance for a wine and cheese reception in the main stage lobby where you can meet the cast. All opening night ticket holders are welcome.


Sheridan Whiteside
David Wright

Bert Jefferson
Joel Horton

Mr Ernest Stanley
Phil Crone

Misha Nikitine

Beverly Carlton
John Adams

Prof Metz
Fred Corlett

Scott Wray

Del Flack

Dr Bradley
Tim Cherry

David Corlett

Jenny Anglum

Amy Flynn

Mrs Stanley
Kate Tonner

Kirsten Ehlert

Louise Farmer         

Nurse Preen
Jessica Smith

Heather Shinpaugh

Mrs Dexter
Burgandy Zikowitz

Mrs McKutchen
Judy Keyes

Stephanie Rinehart
Randy Jordan
Tim Locklear
Alex Olsen
Erich Reinhard
Barney Weaver
Aaron Young

For more information, please contact the RLT Box Office on 919-821-3111.

wheelchair accesssibleAll performances are wheelchair accessible.

Assistive listening Assistive listening devices are available for all performances.

audio descriptionAudio description for those with visual disabilities. will be provided at the February 13, 3:00 pm performance upon request only. Request and ticket purchase must be arranged with the box office before January 28.

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