'Dinner' is served at Coastal Carolina University
The production will begin at 7:30 p.m. on April 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24 and 25; and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 19.
This dark comedy by Moira Buffini was first produced at Great Britain's National Theatre in 2003. Paige, the hostess, has a reputation for throwing excellent dinner parties. After her husband publishes his latest book, Paige gives a dinner to celebrate. The guests -- an erotic artist, a germ scientist, a party crasher and a mysterious waiter procured on the Internet -- make the dinner one the audience won't soon forget.
The University production, directed by theatre professor Sandi Shackelford, features a cast of dramatic arts and musical theatre majors. Meghan Parker, a senior from Landenberg, Pa., plays Paige. Other performers include Brandon Clark, a sophomore from Surfside Beach; Ava Hill, a senior from Charleston; Meghan Perry, a junior from Newberry; Mason Reich, a senior from Winston-Salem, N.C.; Brittany Taylor, a senior from Annapolis, Md.; and Jason Wiggins, a senior from Baltimore, Md.
Tickets may be picked up from the Wheelwright Box Office Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., or 30 minutes prior to the performance. General admission is $12; seniors and alumni, $8; Coastal Carolina University and Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) students, one $3 ticket per valid ID; Coastal Carolina University and HGTC faculty and staff, two $6 tickets per valid ID; teens, $3. Children are admitted free with a ticket but must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, contact the Wheelwright Box Office at 843-349-2502.