Local Theater-Attic Ensemble- The Dining Room

September 14-23, 2012,

The Attic Ensemble, Theater for a New Jersey City, presents the first production of its forty second season: a production of The Dining Room byA.R. Gurney, directed by Wanda Maragni.

The Story: The Dining Room is a play set in a single dining room. This is a real dining room, by the way, not just a room attached to the kitchen where the table is set up. This is the sort of room in which a long wood table is accompanied by a matching hutch, buffet, and beautifully carved chairs. It’s the type of room in which manners are of the utmost importance and the rules of behavior are as uncompromising as the crystal of the water glasses. In some ways, the dining room table and chairs become a character in this play. It is the only fixture that remains constant from scene to scene. While the play is written for six actors–three men and three women–there are 57 different characters who perform 17 scenes throughout the course of a “day.”

The cast features of six features Jean Brookner, Ben Holmes, Katie Lawson, Will Nagy, Jessica Nelson and Ross Pivec

Performances are September 14-23, 2012, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm; Sunday matinees at 3 pm and Thursday September 20 th at 7 pm.

Performances are held at the Attic Ensemble Theater located in the historic Barrow Mansion, 83 Wayne Street, Jersey City. Tickets are $20.00 general admission, $15 students and seniors. Group rates are also available.

Tickets can be charged online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/263105.


NJ Arts Cards are accepted for discounted ticket pricing. For further information, group rate pricing, reservations and directions call (201) 413-9200 or visit the website at www.atticensemble.org. The Barrow Mansion is handicapped accessible and barrier free. Large print program available upon request; please call one week in advance to arrange for a large print program. Assisted listening devices will be available for the Thursday September 20th 7 p.m. performance. Please call one week in advance to reserve a device.

The Attic Ensemble is located just two blocks from the Grove Street PATH Station, in the Historic


Barrow Mansion, 83 Wayne Street, Jersey City. There is free parking after 7 p.m. in the parking lot 1 ½ blocks away on Christopher Columbus Drive. For directions and further information: www.atticensemble.org; phone (201) 413-9200, e-mail: info@atticensemble.org.


The Attic Ensemble, 83 Wayne Street, Jersey City NJ 07302 201 413-9200