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Don't Dress for Dinner

The Rocky River High School Drama Department presents “Don’t Dress for Dinner,” a two-act play by French playwright Marc Camoletti.


Set in a charming converted farmhouse, the story features Bernard – played by Cameron Morris – who plans to send his wife Jacqueline – played by Sydney Williams – away for the weekend so he can have a romantic weekend with his girlfriend Suzanne – played by Catherine Hauck. Bernard hires a Cordon Bleu cook, Suzette – played by Isabelle Shields – to prepare a gourmet meal and invites his friend Robert – played by Liam Kilbane – to dinner to provide an alibi.  What could go wrong?


It turns out Robert, who is also having an affair with Jacqueline, doesn’t realize why he’s been invited to dinner. Jacqueline decides not to leave for the weekend. This leaves Suzette pretending to be Robert’s girlfriend, while Suzanne now assumes the role of cook – but she can’t cook. And Suzette has a jealous husband, George – played by Owen Stickney.


An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed.


The play will be held Friday and Saturday, Nov. 17 and 18, at 7pm in the RRHS auditorium. Tickets are $5 for students, $7 for adults, and free for senior citizens and children 5 and under. Tickets can be purchased at the door, or ahead of time by calling 440.356.6800 or email garver.jennifer@rrcs.org.