Keen Company's 25th Anniversary Production of The Dining Room Begins Sept. 11

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Ann McDonough, who was part of the cast of the original Off-Broadway mounting of The Dining Room, stars in the Keen Company's 25th anniversary production of that A.R. Gurney play, which launches the company's 2007-2008 season Sept. 11.

Dan Daily, Claire Lautie, Timothy McCracken, Samantha Soule and Mark J. Sullivan join McDonough in the Gurney work, which requires its cast of six to portray over 50 characters.

Jonathan Silverstein directs the 25th anniversary production of Dining Room, which, according to press notes, "[dissects] birthday parties, holidays, breakfasts, affairs, and every imaginable form of American familial relations [in a series of scenes]. 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."

Ann McDonough's credits include the Broadway productions of Dinner at Eight, Abe Lincoln in Illinois and Mastergate as well as Off-Broadway's Room Service, Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You, Uncommon Women and Others and A.R. Gurney's What I Did Last Summer.

The Dining Room plays the Clurman Theater, located at 410 West 42nd Street in Manhattan. The limited engagement officially opens Sept. 20 and runs through Oct. 14. Tickets are available by calling (212)279-4200 or by visiting

* The Keen Company's season continues 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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