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Don’t Dress for Dinner

Suzi Recommended

Directed by George Contini

Bernard concocts a romantic rendezvous with his mistress with an alibi courtesy of his friend, Robert. But Bernard’s wife decides on a surprise tryst of her own. With a gourmet cook and a randy mistress—both named Suzy—a wacky collision course of mistaken identity and outrageous infidelity ensues. By the author of Aurora’s 2010 hit Boeing-Boeing.


Adult Language & Situations

Running Time
Act I: 65 Minutes; Act II: 45 Minutes. There is One 15-Minute Intermission.

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There is no dress code at Aurora Theatre. We welcome everyone with a taste for the best in live entertainment. However, the notion of having to “dress” for the theatre actually keeps some folks from attending. To help break this myth, and just for fun, Aurora is promoting some themed nights of casual attire. We hope that you will enjoy and participate.

Saturday, May 3—Sports Night
Come in your favorite team’s gear

Wednesday, May 7—Fitness Night
Discounted Admission Offer!

In conjunction with Fleet Feet Sports of Lawrenceville, come straight from your workout or in your workout clothes

Fleet Feet Sports

Or join Aurora Theatre and Fleet Feet’s weekly run club for a quick 5K around downtown Lawrenceville. Put on your best kicks and meet at 6:00pm outside Fleet Feet at 145 N Perry St, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. The run will end at Aurora, where you may choose to enjoy a frosty beverage. Participants will be given a voucher for discounted admission to the uproarious comedy Don’t Dress for Dinner.

Saturday, May 17—Beach Night
Come in beach attire

Friday, May 23—Pajama Night
Come in your jammie-jams

Five Questions with George Contini

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George Contini is one of Georgia’s most accomplished and talented directors. But his skills don’t end there. He is a multi-talented performer whose abilities span the full range of entertainment—acting, directing, writing, stage-managing—he’s done it all! He’s also a professor at UGA, so as you can guess, he can get a little busy. Despite that, we had a chance to speak with him about his upcoming Aurora Theatre directorial debut in the hit comedy Don’t Dress for Dinner.
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Producer’s Quote

Aurora Theatre Producing Artistic Director Anthony P. Rodriguez, “From the moment we closed Boeing-Boeing I knew that I wanted produce this very funny companion play. In fact, I planned to end last season with this play, but due to its popularity on Broadway we had to wait. This show is the perfect way to start the summer.”

May 1–25, 2014

Wednesday–Saturday at 8:00pm*
Saturday & Sunday at 2:30pm
Tickets $20–$30

Wednesday Discount Matinee
May 21 at 10:00am
Tickets $16

*No Wednesday evening performance
on May 21

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Dine Out for Aurora

mccrays_logoOn May 26, 2014, McCray’s Tavern on the Square is generously committing a percentage of their take from that day to benefit Aurora Theatre. All you have to do is dine out for lunch or dinner to enjoy a great meal and support Aurora Theatre! No coupons or other discounts may be combined with this offer.

Wine Down Wednesdays

Wine Down Wednesday

FREE wine tasting in the lobby before select Wednesday evening performances from 6:30–8:00pm.

Courtesy of
Leslie the Wine Gal
and Savannah Distributors, Inc.

The wines paired for our production of Don’t Dress for Dinner are:

May 7 & 14—99 Vines

99 Vines Wine Label

Good Taste From the Heart of California’s Wine Country. The vineyards that produce some of America’s favorite wines surround Highway 99. That’s why 99 Vines has always been 100% California wine! Their red wines are styled to be especially food friendly, with tamed tannins, dark berry and fruit flavors and aromas and a very smooth finish. For those who prefer their reds slightly chilled, try their newest release, Sweet Red. Other 99 Vines reds: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Red 99, Shiraz, and Zinfandel. Their white wines are crisp, unoaked and filled with refreshing citrus flavors—perfect for pulling a cork at sunset or with your favorite appetizers, chicken, seafood and vegetarian dishes. 99 Vines whites: Chardonnay, Moscato, Pinot Grigio, and White Zinfandel.

Painting, The Dance

The Dance by Judith Surowiec

Lobby Art Exhibit

Tannery Row Artists Colony LogoTannery Row Artist Colony is a visual arts center housing over 17 artists with galleries and studios. Founded in 2003 at the historic Tannery building in Buford, Georgia, the Tannery Row Artist Colony began with a handful of artists. Now, the few artists have grown to a colony of very talented artists with different cultural backgrounds. During the run of Don’t Dress for Dinner, audiences will be able to sample a taste of this vast artistic buffet. tanneryrowartistcolony.com

A portion of all art sales benefits Aurora Theatre

Bernard Bryan Brendle
Jacqueline, his wife Maria Rodriguez-Sager*
Robert, his friend Daniel Hilton
Suzanne, his mistress Kelly Criss
Suzette, the cook Shelli Delgado
George, her husband Christopher M. Watson
Female Understudy Catie Councell
Male Understudy Edward McCreary
Production Staff
Director George Contini
Producing Artistic Director Anthony P. Rodriguez
Associate Producer Ann-Carol Pence
Associate Artistic Director Justin Anderson
Stage Manager Katie Chambers
Set Designer Lizz Dorsey
Costume Designer Amanda Edgerton
Lighting Designer Mary Parker
Sound Designer Angie Bryant
Props Designer Danyale Taylor
Wig Designer J. Montgomery Schuth
Company Manager Katie Pelkey
Technical Director James M. Helms
Sound Assistant/Assistant Technical Director Daniel Terry
Scenic Artist Sarah Thomson
Fight Consultant Anthony Marotta
Stitcher Jennifer Ackland
Crew Evan McLean
Design Assistant Felicia Trezza

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.