The Carriage House Players is a collective of actors, directors, playwrights and guest artists bringing new and contemporary works as well as selected plays from esteemed dramatists to audiences in Western New York. In-residence at the historic Taylor Theater, the Players are a collaborative program of the Kenan Center, dedicated to enriching lives by providing cultural, educational and recreational activities.
Read the full release on the Carriage House Players 2019-2020 Season, here.
The Dining Room
by A.R. Gurney
April 17 & 18 at 7:30PM
April 19 at 2:00PM
April 24 & 25 at 7:30PM
April 26 at 2:00PM
The Dining Room is centered on the dining room table that could have been in any typical middle-class American household, where the family gathers for their meals and holiday celebrations. The six actors play a variety of roles in a multitude of scenes that could have taken place in so many families. The scenarios are sometimes comical, sometimes thoughtful, but always resonate with truth.
“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.” (Dramatist Play Service website)
Directed by Betsy Bittar.
Carriage House Players Prices
$20 Kenan non member
$15 Kenan member
$10 students under 18 and college students with ID
“Program is funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; administered by Arts Services Initiative of Western New York.”
The Cameron and Jane Baird Foundation
James Maxwell, MD
John Hurley, DDS