Tuesday, January 20, 2009

In the Wings: The Man Who Came to Dinner. Meet Eric Adams.

Eric Adams plays Bert Jefferson in The Man Who Came to Dinner, the third production of the 2008-2009 Mainstage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The script was written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart.

Bert runs the newspaper in Mesalia, Ohio, the town Sheridan Whiteside visits during the Christmas season.

"Having Sheridan Whiteside in town is a big story, and Bert is looking for a scoop for the newspaper," Eric explained. "He shows up at the house Sheridan is visiting, and is confronted by Maggie, Sheridan's secretary. Maggie tries to keep Bert from interviewing Sheridan. Somehow, through all of that, Bert and Maggie form a relationship. Maggie decides that being Sheridan's secretary is no longer her interest, being in love is. She decides to stay with Bert."

The Man Who Came to Dinner opens January 30 and runs each Friday, Saturday and Sunday through February 15. Friday and Saturday evening shows begin at 8:00 p.m.; Sunday afternoon shows begin at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for youth.

For more information about the show or to order tickets, please call 765-423-PLAY (7529) or visit Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette's Web site.

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