The Dining Room Gurney

the dining room gurney the dining room is a play by the american playwright a r gurney it was first produced offbroadway at the studio theatre of playwrights horizons in 1981, the dining room is a play set in a single dining room this is a real dining room by the way not just a room attached to the kitchen where the table is set up this is the sort of room in which a long wood table is accompanied by a matching hutch buffet and beautifully carved chairs

1989 The Dining Room

summary elements theatre company showcases a r gurneys pulitzernominated play the dining room a mosaic of vignettes providing a window into a vanishing class of society from the 1930s to the 1980s seven actors play 59 characters in 18 scenes swiftly and smoothly dovetailing from one to the next illustrating an exceptional range, updated march 06 2017 the dining room is a twoact play consisting of 18 distinct scenes that utilizes theatrical conventions such as pantomime nonlinear timelines double triple quadruple casting and minimal costumes and set playwright ar gurney wants to create a feeling of a dining room existing in a void

community reviews the dining room is a play set in a single dining room this is a real dining room by the way not just a room attached to the kitchen where the table is set up this is the sort of room in which a long wood table is accompanied by a matching hutch buffet and beautifully carved chairs, the play the dining room was on pbs great performances it featured edge of nights jeanne ruskin laurie in several roles it also stars frances sternhagen john shea william h macy