The Man Who Came to Dinner

A Ritz Players Production

October 21, 22 & 29, 2022 – 7:30 PM

October 30, 2022 – 2:00 PM

by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart

Sheridan Whiteside —critic, lecturer, wit, radio orator, intimate friend of the great and near great— having dined at the home of the Stanleys, slips on their doorstep and breaks his hip.  The result is a tumultuous six weeks of confinement. Possibility: “Christmas may be postponed this year.” So runs the lead article in the Christmas 1939 issue of Time magazine. Whiteside turns the Stanley household upside down, forcing everyone in town to cater to his egotistical demands. Meanwhile, his essential secretary has given her notice after falling in love with a local reporter, and Whiteside must engage every weapon in his considerable arsenal of guile and manipulation to keep her in his employ—including blackmail, deceit, and the intervention of the fading sexpot actress Lorraine Sheldon and the elegant British wit of playwright Beverly Carlton. A three-ring circus of machinations and celebrity appearances ensues.

Audition Dates – August 28, 29, 2022

Sponsored by Reineke Family Dealerships

$15, $10 (EV, MS, RP)


Cast List

Sheridan Whiteside – George Sherwood
Maggie Cutler – Kyrsten Lilly
Mr. Earnest W. Stanley – John Kahler
Mrs. Daisy Stanley – Joan Ledwedge
Richard Stanley – Nic Gillenwater
June Stanley – Elizabeth DeTray
Harriet Stanley – Janet Wittenmyer
Miss Preen – Amy LeGrant
John – Owen Brewer
Sarah – Laura Warren
Mrs. Dexter, Prisoner, Radio Tech – Traci Gillig
Mrs. McCutcheon – Jessica Williams
Dr. Bradley – Mike Steyer
Bert Jefferson – Steven Simpkins
Professor Metz – Jim Cook
Lorraine Sheldon – Amy Berger
Sandy – Eli Rousculp
Beverley Carlton – Terry Love
Banjo – Tyre’k Hyde
Westcott, Expressman, Prisoner – Nathan Morton
Expressman, Prisoner, Deputy – Reannon Hayes
Mr. Baker, Radio Tech, Deputy – Bob Dougherty


Oct 21 2022


7:30 pm

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The Ritz Theatre
30 S Washington Street, Tiffin, OH

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