Productions & Events

Productions & Events

The Dining Room by A.R. Gurney

Directed by Miguel Porfirio
March 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Bartlett Theatre
Del Mar College Heritage Campus
All performances 7:30 p.m.
Limited Seating.
Recommended ages 14+ for some language and suggestive content.

"A.R. Gurney's The Dining Room is set in the dining room of a typical well-to-do household, the place where the family assembled daily for breakfast, dinner and special occasions. The action is comprised of a mosaic of interrelated scenes—some funny, some touching, some rueful—which, taken together, create an in-depth portrait of the everyday dramas that play out in this familiar space. The actors change roles, personalities, and ages with virtuoso skill as they portray a wide variety of characters, from little boys to stern grandfathers, and from giggling teenage girls to Irish housemaids. Each vignette introduces a new set of people and events; a father lectures his son on grammar and politics; a boy returns from boarding school to discover his mother’s infidelity; a senile grandmother doesn’t recognize her own sons at Christmas dinner; a daughter, her marriage a shambles, pleads futilely to return home, etc. Dovetailing swiftly and smoothly, the varied scenes coalesce, ultimately, into a theatrical experience of exceptional range, compassionate humor, and abundant humanity."-Dramatists Play Service


TO PURCHASE TICKETS IN PERSON: Tickets may be purchased in person at the Bartlett Theatre Box Office beginning one hour prior to each performance.

STUDENT APPRECIATION NIGHT: DMC students may see the Thursday, March 10 FREE by presenting any valid student I.D. at the Bartlett Theatre Box Office, beginning one hour prior to curtain. In-person only, please.  POST-SHOW RECEPTION FOLLOWING THE SHOW!

TICKETS PRICES: $10 General Admission, $6 DMC Employees/Seniors/ Military, $3 Any student

Del Mar College recommends masks when attending college events.

Page last updated February 14, 2022.

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