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The Dinner ()

Produced by

pivotal(arts) theatre company and Upstage Productions

Playwright: Jason Murray


St. Volodymyr Institute Theatre


October 19th, 2011 – October 29th, 2011


Eight friends come together for Thanksgiving Dinner! Of the friends, four have known each other since high school. During the dinner, adding a little spice to the discussion changes the gathering’s conversation-flavouring. Deep-rooted tensions – tensions that were never discussed over the passed decade – are unearthed. With eight people finding it difficult to let the next person speak, everything from inauthentic relationships to relationships that are telepathically intersected are realized, as is loving immensely and hating violently. With the emotional devastation that takes place during the dinner party, the guests leave with very little to feel thankful for. (


Breanne teBoekhorst Grace
Andrew Knowlton Lance
Jennifer De Lucia Denise
Daniel Stolfi Greg
Deanna L. Palazzo Tina
Sean Kaufmann Hayden
Jessie Gabe Fiona
Trevor Kane Small Ronny

Creative Team

Jason Murray Playwright
Jason Murray Director


Heather Bellingham Stage Manager
Nigel Downer Poster Design