The Horse Cave Theatre, Kentucky's professional festival theatre, continues its summer season with the July 2 opening of Don't Dress For Dinner, a popular French farce by Marc Camoletti. This English adaptation, by Robin Hawdon, premiered at London's Apollo Theatre in 1991.
At Horse Cave, Ronald Aulgur plays Bernard, a cheating husband who arranges a weekend with his French mistress. Not only is he mistaken in thinking his wife will be off visiting her mom, the fellow he gets to provide an alibi turns out to be his wife's lover.
Dinner will be served through Oct. 3. As for the rest of the Horse Cave season, Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, is currently running through Sept. 15. Horse Cave artistic director Warren Hammack plays Willy Loman.
Following is the world premiere of Frank Schaefer's Someday's Gone (July 9-Aug. 28), developed through the Horse Cave's Kentucky Voices program. The late summer-early fall play series will be Mark St. Germain's Camping With Henry & Tom (Aug. 13-Oct. 2); Lewis Galantiere's Nazi-occupied France adaptation of Antigone (Sept. 17 to Oct.14); and a two week run of Agatha Christie's mystery thriller, The Unexpected Guest (Oct. 15-31).
Shows at the Horse Cave run in a three-play repertory. Begun in 1977, the Horse Cave presents a summer to fall season of comedies, farces, new works, and classic dramas. Past productions have included Jim Peyton's East of Nineveh, Jeffrey Hatcher's adaptation of The Turn of the Screw and classics by Samuel Beckett, Georges Feydeau, Arthur Miller and William Shakespeare. Tickets ($19-$17) are available by calling the box office at 1-800-342 2177. The Horse Cave Theatre is located on the web at http://www.horsecavetheatre.org.
-- By Christine Ehren and David Lefkowitz