DINNER WITH THE FAMILY
by Jean Anouilh, translated by Edward Owen Marsh
Saturday 6 to Saturday 13 June 2020
Mary Wallace Theatre
This is a play which appears basically superficial, with lots of humorous dialogue, strange situations, bizarre parents, but there are deeper and more serious matters at stake. It is also a love story between Georges and Isabelle which may seem predictable, but is not. Those who reside with him and his wife Christine, and who are reliant upon him are faced with having to change their lives completely. So do Georges and Isabelle, but we know that they will. The main fun occurs with two sets of parents, his own and the two actors he recruits to woo Isabelle.