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Long Beach, CA 90802
Region: Long Beach
To create a play where every character is an adulterous, lying scoundrel—and make that perfectly fine and, really, quite charming—is an ability usually reserved for French playwrights. And that's exactly where Don't Dress for Dinner originated: in France, written by Marc Camoletti. The English version, which hopped around London before landing on Broadway in 2012, still has all the infidelity, cheating and scamming of the original. Meet Bernard, who's planning a weekend with his mistress, Suzanne. He's trying to get his wife, Jacqueline, out of town and asks friend Robert to help. Turns out Jacqueline and Robert are already having an affair of their own. Then there's a hired cook named Suzette who comes in and makes everything really, really confusing in the way only a French sex farce comedy can. Oh, the webs we weave...
Thursdays-Sundays. Starts: Oct. 10. Continues through Nov. 3, 2013