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Bishop Connolly Theatre Company to Stage “The Man Who Came to Dinner” This Weekend

Expect screwball hilarity, outrageous antics and a penguin or two when the Bishop Connolly Theatre Company brings George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart’s 1940s comedy The Man Who Came to Dinner to the stage on December 8 through 10. While on a lecture tour in Ohio, internationally famous radio personality Sheridan Whiteside grudgingly accepts a dinner invitation at the home of the Stanleys, a prominent family in town. After falling and breaking his hip on their icy stairs, he is confined to a wheelchair—and their home—to recover as the holidays approach. Obnoxious and rude, Whiteside disrupts the lives of the entire Stanley household with his arrogant opinions and ludicrous demands. When his secretary becomes romantically involved with the local newspaper reporter, Whiteside goes to elaborate means to end the relationship for his own selfish motives. Take a seat this weekend as Bishop Connolly Theatre Company director Leslie Ann Steeves and her talented ensemble cast serve up a deviously delectable comedy perfect for holiday season.

The Man Who Came to Dinner will be staged in the Bishop Connolly High School Theatre located at 373 Elsbree Street in Fall River and will run for four performances: Friday, December 8 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, December 9 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, December 10 at 3 p.m. General admission tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and will be sold at the door for all shows. For more information, please call Bishop Connolly at 508.676.1071 or visit

Clayton McLane ’18 and Allison Valton ’18 put their heads together to scheme yet another plot twist during a scene from Bishop Connolly Theatre Company’s holiday comedy The Man Who Came to Dinner running December 8 through 10.

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