SAG/AFTRA Senior Radio Players Present The Man Who Came to Dinner July 20

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SAG/AFTRA Senior Radio Players Present The Man Who Came to Dinner July 20
07/21/2010 2:00am

Sheridan Whiteside, the cantankerous but talented writer and radio personality, reluctantly accepts a dinner invitation while on a lecture tour in a small town in Ohio. His thought is to eat and run, but he slips on a patch of ice and is forced to change his quick-escape plans. It’s a nightmare for the host family as Whiteside takes over the household with a combination of demands, rudeness, and expensive whims. Even after the doctor reveals to Whiteside that he has misread the x-rays and the leg is fine, Whiteside bribes the doctor not to tell anyone so he can stay on to—in the words of critic Hal Erickson—“stage-manage the lives of everyone around him.”

Series: Theatre Guild on the Air; also known as The United States Steel Hour
Program: The Man Who Came to Dinner (originally broadcast November 17, 1946, on the ABC Radio Network)
Director: Parker Gronwold

When: 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 20
(doors open at 6:30)

Where: Chicago Cultural Center’s Claudia Cassidy Theater

Admission is free— first come, first seated.