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  The Dining Room at Oil Lamp Theater

The Dining Room

Oil Lamp Theater
1723 Glenview Road Glenview

Set in a single, well-to-do dining room, this innovative dramatic comedy from A.R. Gurney (Love Letters) presents a vivid portrait of family life through a mosaic of interrelated scenes. Through the ensuing series of 18 overlapping vignettes, covering an array of different time periods, the show's small cast of actors plays a range of different characters, revealing a wide array of insight into the human condition -- the joy, sorrow, love and laughter that accompanies the family life of a vanishing species: the upper-middle-class WASP. Enjoy this touching and humorous production of The Dining Room at Glenview's Oil Lamp Theater.

Thru - Feb 26, 2017

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

Price: $35

Show Type: Comedy/Drama

Box Office: 847-834-0738

Running Time: 2hrs; one intermission

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ChicagoCritic - Recommended

"...Director Keith Gerth is very passionate about his theatre and is very much at ease with his choice to move his dream to Glenview from the city and it is such a nice find! I am sure to return. By the way, you bring your own wine and they will open it and provide the glasses. They also have a nice selection of snacks! Very nice touch."
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Sally Jo Osborne

Around The Town Chicago - Recommended

"...The play is "The Dining Room" written by AR Gurney (This theater company has done all of his works). This 2 hour production (two acts with an intermission) is a study of people and how the actual "dining room" either influenced them, distracted them, teased them, or embraced them. The time period is the 20th century and Director Keith Gerth (who by the way started Oil Lamp Theatre in HIS "dining room") smoothly takes us through many characters portrayed by six very capable actors."
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Alan Bresloff

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