Canterbury Summer Theatre Kicks Off 47th Season with Sexy Comedy “Don’t Dress for Dinner”

By: Festival Player's Guild Last Updated: June 10, 2015

Dont-Dress-for-Dinner-Canterbury-Summer-Theatre-01Canterbury Summer Theatre at the Mainstreet kicks off its season of productions with the comedy 'Don't Dress for Dinner', performing from June 17-20. The theatre is located at 807 Franklin Street in Michigan City.

Canterbury is one of the Midwest's oldest professional summer companies, now in its 47th season, under the auspices of the Festival Players Guild.

'Don't Dress for Dinner', written by Marc Camoletti and adapted by Robin Hawdon, recently enjoyed a Tony-nominated Broadway bow, and was a hit in Paris where it ran for two years, and in London for six.

The farce begins when Bernard, whose wife is away on family matters, invites his friend Robert for a weekend at his country home, and a delicious meal prepared by a French chef. However, Bernard has a ulterior motive, as he has also invited his mistress, as well. When Bernard's wife unexpectedly returns to join them, a madcap series of mistaken identities ensues, sending the festivities into a hilarious uproar.

The production is directed by Canterbury Associate Artistic Director David Graham, and stars Brian Charles, Allison Day, Rebecca Hayes, Ron Popp, Jake Stempel, and Sarah Wisterman. Day, Hayes and Wisterman are retuning performers from the 2014 Resident Company.

Scenic design is by Ray Scott Crawford, with costumes by Lauren Rogers, and lighting by Casey McNamara.

Canterbury performances are at 2:00 PM on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8:00 PM on Fridays and on Saturday evenings at 6:30 PM.

To reserve tickets, call (219) 874-4269 or e-mail