The Milnerton Players have an extra special treat to warm Capetonians during these cold weeks leading into winter: laugh yourself warm. ‘Don’t Dress for Dinner’ by Marc Camoletti, adapted by Robin Hawdon and directed by Wayne Hendricks, will be showing at the Milnerton Playhouse from May 30 to June 7. A combination of improvisation, hilarity and breakneck speed promises an entertaining evening with some surprises.
Confusion ensues when Bernard (Emanuel Ferreira) plans a romantic weekend with his model/actress mistress (Lizanne Peters) in his charming converted farmhouse just outside Franschhoek whilst his wife, Jacqueline (Lauren Meeser) is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook (Hilary Abels) to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, (Floris Baker) along too to provide the alibi.
It’s foolproof; 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 consequently determined that Jacqueline will not leave for the weekend. Suppose the cook has to pretend to be the mistress and the mistress is unable to cook. Suppose everyone’s alibi gets mixed up with everyone else’s and a couple of other characters pop up to confuse the evening even more.
* Sounds good? Book on 082 267 1061, or by sending an email to Bookings@milnertonplayers.com. Tickets are R80 for evening performances, which will take place at 8pm on May 30 and June 5 and 6; and at 7.30pm on May 31 and June 7. A 2pm matinee on June 7 is priced at R70.
The Milnerton Playhouse is situated on Pienaar Road, Milnerton.
Visit www.milnertonplayers.com for more information.