Theatre at the Mount’s ‘Don’t Dress For Dinner’ opens Friday

  • David Allen Prescott as Robert 

  • Francis Freel as Bernard

Published: 9/30/2019 9:36:13 PM
Modified: 9/30/2019 9:36:08 PM

GARDNER — “Don’t Dress for Dinner” serves up delicious entertainment when it opens at Theatre at the Mount for five performances, beginning Friday, Oct. 4.

Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along too, to provide the alibi. It’s foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? Well...suppose Robert turned up not realizing quite why he has been invited. Suppose Robert and Jacqueline are secret lovers, and consequently determined that Jacqueline will NOT leave for the weekend. Suppose the cook has to pretend to be the mistress and the mistress is unable to cook. Suppose everyone’s alibi gets confused with everyone else’s. Confusion ensues as everyone at the farmhouse is improvising their way through an evening of mistaken identities, lusty hijinks, and inspired lunacy — all at breakneck speed.

Theatre at the Mount’s production of Don’t Dress for Dinner is directed by Lorien Corbelletti and stars David Allen Prescott as Robert, Francis Freel as Bernard, Autumn DeSisto as Jacqueline; Faith Brodi as Suzanne, Lynne Dumais as Suzette and Mathew Muller as George.

Performance dates are Oct. 4, 5, 11, 12 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available online at or by phone at 978-630-9388.

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