Quantcast

Theater review: Two L’pool performers appear in uproarious ‘Man Who Came to Dinner’

Actor Tom Minion (center), who lives in Liverpool, portrays Mr. Stanley, while Jim Uva portrays wheelchair-bound radio wit Sheridan Whiteside (left) and Cathy Greer-English plays Mrs. Stanley (right) in the CNY Playhouse production of “The Man Who Came to Dinner,” now playing at Shoppingtown Mall in DeWitt, at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 20, 21 and 22, and closes at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23. Tickets cost $20 for the show only, or $34.95 for dinner and show at Friday and Saturday performances; 885-8960; cnyplayhouse.com.

Actor Tom Minion (center), who lives in Liverpool, portrays Mr. Stanley, while Jim Uva portrays wheelchair-bound radio wit Sheridan Whiteside (left) and Cathy Greer-English plays Mrs. Stanley (right) in the CNY Playhouse production of “The Man Who Came to Dinner,” now playing at Shoppingtown Mall in DeWitt, at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 20, 21 and 22, and closes at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23. Tickets cost $20 for the show only, or $34.95 for dinner and show at Friday and Saturday performances; 885-8960; cnyplayhouse.com.

— The best, however, are Joleene DesRosiers Moody as Whiteside’s prim and proper secretary, Maggie Cutler, and Alexendra Gilman as glamorous, self-centered showgirl Lorraine Sheldon.

Moody’s Maggie simmers beneath her demure blue suit as her repressed sensuality is unleashed when she meets newspaperman Bert Jefferson, played by handsome Scott Pflanz. Gilman’s Lorraine sparkles in silver and diamonds as she dishes Broadway gossip before vengefully setting her sights on Bert. These two strikingly attractive actresses each display a formidable stage presence as well as a flair for humor.

Liverpool’s own Colleen Deitrich portrays Whiteside’s flustered nurse, Miss Preen. Deitrich is a graduate of Wells College who also appears in the CNY Playhouse’s comedy troupe, called Don’t Feed the Actors.

“The Man Who Came to Dinner” continues at CNY Playhouse, near the Macy’s entrance at Shoppingtown Mall, at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 20, 21 and 22, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23. Tickets cost $20 for the show only, or $34.95 for dinner and show at Friday and Saturday performances. The 6:30 p.m. dinners are catered by Cathy’s Corner Café; 885-8960; cnyplayhouse.com.

0
Vote on this Story by clicking on the Icon

Comments

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Sign in to comment