Theatre Windsor kicks off its 26th season this week with the opening of The Dining Room.
The play 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 comprised of 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. Dovetailing swiftly and smoothly, the varied scenes coalesce, ultimately, into a theatrical experience of exceptional range, compassionate humour and abundant humanity.
The play runs this Thursday to Sunday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm, and again on the same days the following week. The theatre is located at Market Square on the corner of Ottawa and Walker Road. Admission is $16 for an adult and 14 for students and seniors.
Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.