ARTS: The Man Who Came To Dinner

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Mr. and Mrs. Ernest W. Stanley are thrilled when Sheridan Whiteside, a brilliant, witty, and widely beloved radio celebrity, accepts their invitation to dinner on his tour through their little town of Mesalia, Ohio. However, when Whiteside injuries himself by slipping on a piece of ice on their doorstep and is confined to their home for the better part of December, the Stanleys are not so pleased with the change in their household.

The Stanley living room is monopolized by the irascible invalid; ex-convicts are invited to meals; and transatlantic calls bring a $784 phone bill. The arrival of strange gifts from his friends further destroys domestic tranquility. It would take a stoical housewife to harbor penguins in her library, an octopus in her cellar, and 10,000 cockroaches in her kitchen.

The Man Who Came to Dinner is sponsored by Smith Funeral Home and co-directed by Be Whiting and Yaron (Dashboard) Schweizer. This production features Bob Fish, Lauren Belk, Tiffany Sweeley, and Douglas Campbell. The cast also includes Scarlett Turney, Mitch Shannon, Elizabeth Scott, Jared Taylor, Ariel Jacobson, Eric Carpenter, Andrew Leopard Williamson, Delanie Sullivan, Spree, Irma Spicerack Priekschat, Mountaine Jonas, MaxZine Weinstein, Bean, Lyle Lorren, Sylvan Tucker, and Richard Stickney.


More Information:

Tickets are $15 with discounts available for students and seniors and can be purchased by calling (615) 563-2787 Tuesday through Saturday 10AM-4PM or online at and (subject to availability) at the door one hour prior to show time.


The Arts Center is located on 1424 John Bragg Highway, just west of the town of Woodbury, approximately 20 minutes from Murfreesboro, Manchester, and McMinnville and one hour southeast of Nashville. Office hours are 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

For more information call 615-563-(ARTS) 2787. Check out our web site at

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