Jewel Box Theatre produces a dinner party with disastrous results in 'Dilemmas with Dinner'

Jewel Box Theatre presents “Dilemmas with Dinner,” a farce by Robin Roberts.
BY ELIZABETH HURD Published: March 11, 2013
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The Jewel Box Theatre is presenting “Dilemmas with Dinner” and the cast of eight brings tears of mirth to the audience's eyes. Robin Roberts' farce is a great example of a comedic dream for the actors, and Don Taylor directs this dream with great timing.

The action takes place in the home of Donny and Brooke Williams. Donny owns a small bookstore and Brooke is working for a company that has an opening for a vice president. Brooke has invited the boss and his wife over for dinner to butter them up a little bit so that she may be considered for the position she has earned.

Brooke's friend and assistant at work, Julia, and Julia's boyfriend round out the guest list. Brooke has hired a caterer to cook and serve the dinner. Donny has been followed home by a recently fired employee who also tries to be helpful in hopes of having his job at the bookstore restored.

Brooke is delightfully played by Christine Jolly and Tad Thurston is wonderful as Donny. Tiffany Tuggle-Rogers is very funny as the harried caterer and Dalton Thomas as Max, Donny's former assistant, is poignantly amusing. As Julia, Allyson Rose is amusing and Clint Kubat as Stephen is the observant calm one maintaining his cool amid the chaos.

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