PHS Theater brings Dinner Theatre to Parkview with ‘The Dinner Party’Thursday, February 17, 2011 By Keyuna Mays
For guests’ viewing pleasure, Parkview’s Theater Department will be performing a comedy called The Dinner Party. The play is about three couples that show up at a party only to discover that their ex-husbands and wives are there as well. The play is written by Neil Simon. Guests will be served a french buffet, catered by Ozark Country Catering. The meals will vary from night to night. One night there will be soups and the next night something completely different. All the hard work from the theater department will be compacted into four days and four showings of the Dinner Party. “It takes about eight weeks to put together a play,” drama teacher David Krudwig said. Theater students must build sets, create costumes and memorize lines in this short amount of time, working 3 to 6 p.m. every day after school. “It’s great being in drama. It’s like one big family, we all support each other,” said Sydney Hunt, Parkview student and vice president of the International Thespian Society, “and we work just as hard as any other extracurricular activity.” There will be four available days to catch the dinner theater, Feb.10 through Feb. 13. The dinner will take place in Parkview’s cafeteria at 6:30 p.m. and the play will start in the auditorium at 7:30 p.m.