Capitol Shakespeare presents its second play outside its summer theater season and the Shakespearean cannon with the production of “The Dining Room” on Feb. 9-11.

Performances of the acclaimed play by A.R. Gurney begin at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the North Dakota Heritage Center’s Russell Reid Auditorium.

“The Dining Room” is a mosaic of interrelated scenes — some funny, some touching, some rueful — focused around a different family in different times who possess the same dining room furniture manufactured in 1898. In the series of 18 overlapping vignettes, actors change roles, personalities and ages as they engage in the struggles and joys of family life.

Brian Brady directs this play, produced in collaboration with the State Historical Society of North Dakota and presented free to the public. 

A seven-member cast of three men and four women juggles more than 50 roles, portraying everything from parents and grandparents to children and dinner guests. Filling the dining room are Dan Jackson, Chad Litton, Mark Kunz, Laura Devlin, Treva Slaughter, Hannah St. Peter and Renee Brady.

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