PHOTO CALL: They Make Dinner at Eight

News   PHOTO CALL: They Make Dinner at Eight Lincoln Center Theater threw a dinner party to follow the Dec. 19 opening of Dinner at Eight, inviting Byron Jennings and Carolyn McCormack (top), and Emily Skinner and Kevin Conway (below).

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In the play, directed by Gerald Gutierrez, Jennings (The Underpants) plays a fading matinee idol, while Skinner (The Full Monty) and Conway are a married couple. She's bold and brassy, he's a bit brutish.

A soapy comedy-drama (and later a famous M-G-M picture), George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber's Dinner at Eight tells overlapping stories of guests invited to and preparing for dinner at Millicent and Oliver Jordan's. She's neurotic, he's losing his fortune, and their daughter is having an affair with a depressed, faded matinee idol who is just a trigger pull away from oblivion.

Other guests at the Dinner include Christine Ebersole, Marian Seldes, Mark Lotito, John Dossett, Enid Graham and Mark Lotito. Performances continue to Jan. 26, 2003 at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre.

Photos by Aubrey Reuben

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