BHP Prepares to Present Second Show of the Season

In a comedy of confusion that almost collapses under the weight of duplicity, mistaken identity, and extramarital affairs, Brooke Hills Playhouse’s second production of the season, “Don’t Dress for Dinner” hurtles along at the speed of light, with twists and turns liberally sprinkled with jokes. Written by Marc Camoletti and adapted by Robin Hawdon, the setting is a charming French farmhouse.
Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress while his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a Cordon Bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along too to provide the alibi. What could possibly go wrong?
Well, suppose Robert turns up not realizing quite why he has been invited. Suppose Robert and Jacqueline are secret lovers and determine that Jacqueline will not leave for the weekend. Suppose the cook must pretend to be the mistress, and the mistress is unable to cook. Suppose everyone’s alibi gets confused with everyone else’s. An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed.
Director Niccole Welch of Wellsburg has assembled an experienced group of actors who will keep audiences engaged with their talented craft. “We are all having fun as we go through rehearsals. I may change movement if I think it doesn’t work, but with this group, it just comes together amazingly well.”
The cast are Tim Eckard from Wintersville, Ohio, as Bernard, Kim Brown from Wheeling as Jacqueline, Rob DeSantis from Follansbee as Robert, Ashly Jackson from Wellsburg as Suzette, Alex Burdick from Follansbee as Suzanne, and Ron Gamble from Wheeling as George.
Municipal Mutual Insurance Company, Reasner Funeral Home, and Innovative Lab Services proudly sponsor our Playhouse season with the intention of keeping theatre arts flourishing in our community.
Performances are June 14-16 and 21-23. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. The box office opens one hour prior to performances.
Tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. Cash or check is acceptable as payment.
Our season continues with “Matilda” on July 5-7 and 12-14, “The Wizard of Oz” on July 26-28 and August 2-4 and “Rex’s Exes” on August 16-18 and 23-25.
For more information or to make reservations, call or text 304.737.3344. Join us in our 53rd Season. Where the MAGIC continues.