Don’t Dress For Dinner

March 18, 2022 – April 3, 2022





     Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along too to provide the alibi. It’s foolproof; what could possibly go wrong?


     Well…. suppose Robert turns up not realizing quite why he has been invited. Suppose Robert and Jacqueline are secret lovers, and consequently determined that Jacqueline will NOT leave for the weekend. Suppose the cook has to pretend to be the mistress and the mistress is unable to cook. Suppose everyone’s alibi gets confused with everyone else’s. An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed.


This boulevard comedy was a smash hit in Paris, where it played for over two years, and in London, where it ran for six years at the Apollo and Duchess Theatres. It has since played in theatres all over the USA and the English speaking world and was revived in Chicago and on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre in 2012. Two time Tony Award nominee.


Cast List (in order of appearance):

Director: Dawn Sellers
Bernard – Doug Sellers
Jacqueline – Kira Smolev
Robert – Doug Goodrum
Suzette – Sarah Kearney
Suzanne – Katie Prentiss
George – John Knowles


In an effort to do our part to limit the spread of COVID-19, we will begin requiring proof of COVID vaccination (or proof of a negative COVID test within the last 48 hours) to enter the theatre. This is for the protection of all of our guests, performers, and staff.

Please be prepared to show your vaccination card or a negative COVID test result within the previous 48 hours, along with a state or school-issued ID. In accordance with Oregon’s statewide indoor mask requirements, Audience members will be required to wear a mask while inside the HART Theater building.