Keen Company to Open 2007-2008 Season with Gurney's The Dining Room

News   Keen Company to Open 2007-2008 Season with Gurney's The Dining Room The Keen Company will launch its 2007-2008 season with a 25th anniversary production of A.R. Gurney's The Dining Room, which begins previews Sept. 11.

The play, requiring six actors to play over 50 roles, develops "in a series of scenes dissecting birthday parties, holidays, breakfasts, affairs, and every imaginable form of American familial relations. Spanning the century and a single day at the same time, The Dining Room is a humorous and moving evocation of family life, past and present," according to press notes.

While complete casting is still forthcoming, Keen Company has announced Ann McDonough, star of the original Off-Broadway production, will be part of the cast for the 25th anniversary revival. Jonathan Silverstein will direct.

The Dining Room will play the Clurman Theater, located at 410 West 42nd Street in Manhattan. The limited engagement will run through Oct. 14. Tickets are available by calling (212)279-4200 or by visiting www.ticketcentral.com.

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The Keen Company's season will continue with David Hay's The Maddening Truth, exploring Ernest Hemingway's third wife, the renowned war journalist Martha Gellhorn; previews begin Jan. 15, 2008. Following Truth will be The Conscientious Objector by Michael Roland Murphy, a docudrama exploring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s role in the anti-war movement; previews begin Feb. 26.

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