Don't Dress for Dinner

by

Marc Camoletti

SYNOPSIS

Don’t Dress For Dinner centers around Bernard and Jacqueline, a not-so-happily married couple, both of whom are having extramarital affairs. As Jacqueline prepares to go out of town to visit her mother, Bernard invites his mistress and Robert, his best friend (and also Jacqueline’s lover, unbeknownst to Bernard), over for the weekend. He’s even hired a Cordon Bleu chef to cater the evening. Jacqueline discovers Robert is coming to town and cancels her trip, causing Bernard to panic. When Robert arrives, Bernard asks him to pretend Suzanne is Robert’s mistress. Robert mistakes the chef (Suzette), for Bernard’s mistress (Suzanne), producing a highly complicated dinner of hilarious hijinks, secret trysts and slapstick comedy.

DIRECTOR

Claudia Wicki

CAST

Bernard

Dustin Rees

Jacqueline

Stephanie Sorgo

Robert

Luke Walker

Suzette

Bouqui Stautmeister

Suzanne

Kelli Shoemaker

George

John Bennett

PRODUCTION PHOTOS

BEHIND THE SCENES

Production Coordinator

Tiina Palojärvi

Set Designers

Tiina Palojärvi, Tim Purdue, Maria Velasco

Stage Managers

Nik Clayton, Carolina Diaz Quijano

Props

Marianne Alewine, Cleo Blass, Steve Brindley, Erica Dezan, Sally Krauer, Joëlle Stocker

Lighting Design

Andreas Stahl

Lighting Crew

Jamie Langridge, Tiina Palojärvi, Iain Richardson, Ania Sumara

Sound Design

Terry Menard

Sound Crew

Talia Chorover, Susan de Paul, Karen Siber, Deborah Somers

Prompters

Ray Bär, Amelia Gamble, Lynda Klomann

Costumes

Martha Gray, Maria Velasco

Make-up

Christine Eusebio-Ellis, Valery Niggli with Natascha Afanasyeva and Bettina Psóra

Front of House

Anne Jiricny, Tricia Tomlinson Schmid, Members of the Club

Block Bookings

Phil Margolis

Box Office

Phil Margolis, Members of the Club

Programme Editor

Alan Bridgman

Flyer and Programme Cover

Paul Bilton

Programme layout

Nadja Füchslin, Spillmann Druck AG

Photography

Nik Clayton, Tiina Palojärvi

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Firman Burke, Paul Bilton, Michael Bushkov, Olga Bushkova, Martin Chweirut, Nik Clayton, Daniele Dagani, Tom Hofmänner, Jamie Langridge, Irene Lautenbach, Tiina Palojärvi, Tim Purdue, Kelli Shoemaker​, Hummingbird Photography, Polar Studios