Center Stage

 The Dining Room by A R Gurney

Friday, April 26th through Sunday, April 28th

Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton.  


Once upon a time, before open concepts and eat-in kitchens became the must-have element of a home, the dining room was second only to the kitchen as the heart and hearth of any dwelling. In 1982, A R Gurney examined the worth, value, and purpose of the center of most family holidays, declamations, disagreements, and life-altering events. 

18 vignettes examine this room and its versatility and variety of functions

– humorously, pointedly, poignantly and with great reverence and reflection. 


Directed by Michael Disher, A R Gurney’s The Dining Room features Daniel Becker, Susan Cincotta, Susan Conklin, Bethany Dellapolla, Richard Gardini, Tom Gregory, Barbara Jo Howard, Jenifer Maxson, Franco Pistritto, Jack Seabury, Michaal Lyn Schepps, Christopher Tyrrko and Gerri Wilson.

Stage Management and Design by Joseph Giovingo and Lighting and Sound by Kenneth Blessing. 


“…hilarious and touching…as comic sketch crazily succeeds comic sketch a whole pattern of American life emerges…” —New York Post.” THE DINING ROOM serves a banquet of theatrical riches.” —New York Daily News.

“…a thoughtful and superbly written comedy…” —Variety.

“…often funny and rueful and, by the end, very moving.” —The New York Times. 


Complete the day with dinner or brunch before the performance! Patrons need to show proof of ticket for that day to “The Dining Room.” Reservations are suggested. Payment for meals is made directly to the restaurant.

  1. Publick House, 62 Jobs Lane, Southampton. 631-283-2800. Offers 15% off the regular menu on the day of the show. Drinks, tax, and gratuity are not included in the 15% discount.
  2. Claude’s Restaurant at The Southampton Inn, 91 Hill Street, Southampton. 631-283-6500. Brunch is served from 11 am to 2pm on the days of the show and the offer is a special price of $28.
  3. Bamboo Restaurant, 76C Job’s Lane, Southampton. 631-488-4240. Offers 20% off the regular menu. Drinks, tax and gratuity not included in discount. Happy hour specials and specials are also not included.


Tickets are available at www.southamptonartscenter.org/live or by calling 631 283-0967.

For discounted group ticket sales, contact Mikela Ryan at mryan@southamptoncenter.org


For further information, contact Michael Disher at mbentondisher@gmail.com or Christina Strassfield at cstrassfield@southamptoncenter.org or Mikela Ryan at mryan@southamptoncenter.org


General Operating Support is made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts

with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.



Southampton Arts Center is committed to community building through the arts. We present and produce inspiring, inclusive, socially, and regionally relevant programs across all disciplines – welcoming, connecting, and collaborating with the diverse members of New York’s East End community and beyond.

SAC is a not for profit 501(c)(3) organization.

For more information about Southampton Arts Center, located at 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, New York 11968, visit southamptonartscenter.org or call 631.283.0967.

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