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  Don't Dress For Dinner at Oil Lamp Theater

Don't Dress For Dinner

Oil Lamp Theater
1723 Glenview Road Glenview

In the romantic farce Don't Dress For Dinner, Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along too to provide the alibi. It's foolproof -- what could possibly go wrong? Well... Suppose Robert turns up not realizing quite why he has been invited. Suppose Robert and Jacqueline are secret lovers, and consequently determined that Jacqueline will NOT leave for the weekend. Suppose the cook has to pretend to be the mistress and the mistress is unable to cook. Suppose everyone's alibi gets confused with everyone else's. An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed in Don't Dress for Dinner at Glenview's Oil Lamp Theater.

Thru - Mar 3, 2019

Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 3:00pm & 8:00pm
Sundays: 3:00pm

Show Type: Comedy

Box Office: 847-834-0738

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Around The Town Chicago - Highly Recommended

"...Two hours of solid laughter ( two acts with an intermission) with a delightful cast of players on n intimate stage in downtown Glenview. Not quite a "weekend in the country", but pretty darn close. Oh, there is also another character, George (Victor Polites), Suzette's husband, who comes to pick her up and gets caught up in all the confusion that we have just been watching. The scene when Robert explains the evening to him is amazingly clever and he delivers it with a straight face ( which is a difficult task indeed). The costumes (Colin Bradley Meyer) and lighting (Dave Miller) are well done and the fight choreography (Victor Bayona), dynamic. This is a stage that is very tiny with a lot of furniture, so being able to have fight scenes is not a piece of cake!"
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Alan Bresloff

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