Auditions Announced for THE DINING ROOM at Mason Community Players

MCP_sm logoMason Community Players is holding auditions for A.R. Gurney’s THE DINING ROOM.

The audition dates are Sunday, January 8th, from 2:00 to 6:00pm, and Tuesday, January 10th, from 7:00 to 9:30pm  at the Mason Community Playhouse, 5529 Mason Road in Mason.

The audition will consist of group readings from the script. You will be auditioning to be cast as a member of the ensemble. Each actor will have several roles.

Please fill out and submit the form at this link,, to secure your audition slot. If you are unable to make these audition times or have any questions please contact the director, Gail Rudolph,

The performance dates are May 4th, 6th, 11th, 12th, and 13th at 8pm  and  May 7th at 2pm. There will be NO performance on May 5th.

Rehearsals will be 4 nights a week (typically Monday-Thursday), with possible Sundays, as needed. Due to the nature of the show and the roles that a cast member may be asked to fill, an actor may not need to be there every night.

THE DINING ROOM by A.R. Gurney is set in the dining room of a typical well-to-do household, the place where the family assembled daily for breakfast and dinner and for any and all special occasions. The action is a mosaic of interrelated scenes—some funny, some touching, some rueful—which, taken together, create an in-depth portrait of a vanishing species: the upper-middle-class WASP.

The actors change roles, personalities, and ages with virtuoso skill, as they portray a wide variety of characters, from little boys to stern grandfathers, and from giggling teenage girls to Irish housemaids.

Each vignette introduces a new set of people and events; a father lectures his son on grammar and politics; a boy returns from boarding school to discover his mother’s infidelity; a senile grandmother doesn’t recognize her own sons at Thanksgiving dinner; a daughter, her marriage a shambles, pleads futilely to return home, etc. Dovetailing swiftly and smoothly, the varied scenes coalesce, ultimately, into a theatrical experience of exceptional range, compassionate humor and abundant humanity.

A complete list of all of the nearly 60 characters that will be portrayed in the show, can be accessed at this link, .


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