The Man Who Came to Dinner
Thursday, November 2, 2017 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM in Alexander Twilight Theatre
While on a lecture tour in Ohio, opinionated and arrogant radio personality Sheridan Whiteside injures himself slipping on ice and becomes an unexpected houseguest for a prominent area family, the Stanleys. A tumultuous six weeks of confinement follow. The Stanley living room is monopolized by the irascible invalid. Whiteside proceeds to make brash proclamations and offer his unsolicited advice to the family members. When a romance begins between Whiteside’s assistant, Maggie Cutler, and a local reporter, Bert Jefferson, he must engage every weapon in his considerable arsenal of guile and manipulation to keep her in his employ—including blackmail, deceit, and the intervention of the fading sexpot actress. A three-ring circus of machinations and celebrity appearances ensues.
Admission is by donation at the door (free to Lyndon and Johnson students).