Dining Room 

The Community Players of Salisbury Present “The Dining Room”

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IF YOU WERE TO THINK OFTHE ONE PLACE INSIDE YOURHOME OR THE FAMILY GATHERSFOR DEEP CONVERSATION THERE'SLAUGHTER SOMETIMES TERRACESOMETIMES FRUSTRATION IT'STHE HEART OF THE HOMETHE DINING ROOM TABLE THAT'STHE IDEA BEHIND THE MOSTRECENT PRODUCTION PUT ON BYTHE COMMUNITY PLAYER SOLSBURYAND DIRECTOR DARRYL MOLINSJOINS US THIS AFTERNOON ALONGWITH LIGHTING SUPERVISORSHARON BENCH OFF THANK YOUBOTH FOR BEING HERE LET'STALK FIRST ABOUT DINING ROOMIT SOUNDS LIKE A PRODUCTIONTHAT MANY PEOPLE CAN RELATETO. YEAH I THINK SOTHE PLAYWRIGHT ARE GURNEYSAYS THAT THAT GATHERINGAROUND THE DINING ROOM TABLEUNFORTUNATELY SEEMS TO BE ADYING IT'S NOT HAPPENING INFACT ONE OF MY FAVORITE LINESIN THE SHOW A REAL ESTATEAGENT IS SHOWING THE HOUSE TOUS PROSPECTIVE BUYER AND HELOOKS AT THE DINING TABLESAYS IT'S A SHAME WILL NEVERUSE IT THE LAST THREE HOMES ILIVED IN MY WIFE USE THIS TOSORT LAUNDRY OH BOY AND SOIT'S SORT OF IT'S ABOUTTHE DISAPPEARANCE OF WASPSSOCIETY AND ALL OF THAT KINDOF STUFF THE OTHER THING ITHINK THAT EVERYONE SHOULDKNOW IS THAT IT'S A VERYUNUSUAL PLAY IT'S NOT ASINGLE STORY THERE ARE STILLLIVING IN SEVEN IS 18 18CENTS IN THE PLAY AND EACHONE IS A SEPARATE STORY ADIFFERENT FAMILY IN ADIFFERENT TIME AND PLACE.BURYING THEIR FAMILY DYNAMICSAND CONFLICTS BUT INTHE DINING ROOM IT'S OUT OFTHE SITE IS THE DINING ROOMAND THE DINING ROOM TABLE BUTFOR FOR YOU I IMAGINE YOUHAVE TO CHANGE IT UP A LITTLEBIT FOR THOSE 18 DIFFERENTSEGMENTS RIGHT THE ONECONSTANT IN THE PLAY ISTHE DINING ROOM FAMILIES COMEAND GO THE PERIODS AREDIFFERENT BUT THE CONSTANTTHE GROUND IS THE DINING ROOMITSELF SO THAT STAYS THE SAMEBUT THEN MY JOB BY DOINGDIFFERENT COLOURS OF LIGHTINGARE DIFFERENT INTENSITIES ANDLIGHTING IS TO SHOW THIS ISTAKING PLACE NOW THIS IS ADIFFERENT TIME PERIOD.DIVIDING THAT UP INTODIFFERENT LIGHTING AND NOWINTENSITIES BLIGHTING VERYINTERESTING NOW IMAGINETHERE'S A LOT OF EMOTION INTHIS PLAY YEAH YEAH IT CAN BEAS KIND OF LIGHT HEARTED AS ACOUPLE OF HIGH SCHOOL GIRLSKIPPING SCHOOL AND GOINGBACK HOME TO RAID MOM ANDDAD'S LIQUOR CABINET TO I I II I I I THINK FOR ME ONE OFTHE MOST POIGNANT SCENES IS A30 SOMETHING HOUSEWIFE WHOSEMARRIAGES GOING DOWN ANDWANTS TO COME BACK HOME. ANDHER FATHER SAYS KNOWING YOUGOT TO GO WORK THIS OUT OKWON'T LET HER COME BACK YEAHIT JUST GRABBED HER VIEWS ONWE REHEARSED THAT SCENE NOWIMAGINE WITH ALL OF THESEDIFFERENT SCENARIOS ALL THESEDIFFERENT TIMES. FIFTY SEVENDIFFERENT PARTS TELL ME ABOUTCOORDINATING ALL OF THAT WELLTHE THING IS IT'S 8:00 ACTORSREALLY YES IT'S EITHER ACTORSWHO COME AND GO AS DIFFERENTPEOPLE ALL THE TIME. SO INONE SCENE WE HAVE A BIRTHDAYPARTY FOR A GROUP OF FIVEYEAR OLDS THE NEXT SCENEMIGHT BE A DEPRESSION ERAFAMILY HAVING BREAKFAST ANDTHEY'RE LOVELY DINING ROOMAND SO THESE ACTORS HAVE TOGO FROM DIFFERENT AGESDIFFERENT DIFFERENTPRESENTATIONS STYLES JUSTSORT OF GO WITH WHATEVERTHE TIME AND PLACE ISTHE THING ALSO I WANTAUDIENCES TO KNOW IF YOU'VEGOT A SCENE GOING ON AT THISEND OF THE DINING TABLEACTORS COME IN IN THE MIDDLEOF THAT SCENE AND STARTEDANOTHER SCENE AT THIS AND SOWE HAVE SOMETIMES WITHSIMULTANEOUS STORIES GOING ONWOW IT'S A VERY UNIQUE FROMTHIS SHOW ME PERSONALLY IHOPE THEY TAKE AWAY THE IDEATHAT MY FAMILY CAN BEIMPERFECT YOU KNOW THE WAYTHE WAY WE GO ON IS TOSOMEHOW GET THROUGH THATIMPERFECTION ALL RIGHT NOWIT'S COMING UP NEXT MONTHRIGHT YEAH AND THOSE ARETHE STATE FAIR HAVE YOUR VERYFIRST AT 8 P.M. FEBRUARY 2NDTO ANY RECOVERY 8 8 AND 9 2AND ITS OR WHAT COMMUNITYCOLLEGE THAT'S RIGHT YES ARERISING THANK YOU SO MUCHDARYL AND SHARON FROMTHE COMMUNITY PLAYERS OF

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