Holidays 2013

This production opened on December 6, 2013 and closed on December 15, 2013.

Cassandra duCharme directed this amusing production for SMCT in the winter of 2013. Radio and public speaking celebrity, Sheridan Whiteside, having dined at the home of the Stanley’s, slips on their doorstep, breaking his hip. A tumultuous six weeks of confinement follow. 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. When Maggie, his secretary, falls in love with the reporter, Bert Jefferson, Whiteside summons a glamorous actress, Lorraine, to win the affections of the young man.

Performances were held on December 6, 7, 13, 14 2013 at 7:00pm and December 8, 15 2013 at 2:00pm.

Cast List

Mrs. Ernest W. Stanley: Jayne Lear
Miss Preen: Sandy Arnold
Richard Stanley: Robert Douglas Silva
June Stanley: Stacey Barden
John: Elliott LeFaiver
Sarah: Janice Dionne
Mrs. Dexter: Julia Arnold
Mr. Stanley: Gary Pickard
Maggie Cutler: Laura Gibb
Dr. Bradley: Preston Arnold
Sheridan Whiteside: Andy Affleck
Harriet Stanley: Sue Rush (Laurie Murphy on Dec 6)
Bert Jefferson: Jake Wolf-Jensen
Professor Metz: Stacey Swift
Expressman: Zach Gibb
Lorraine Sheldon: Ann Affleck
Sandy: Zach Gibb
Beverly Carlton: Tim Hillman
Westcott: Megan Printer
Banjo: Steve Resnick
Plainclothes Man: Stacey Swift
Ensemble: Jack Affleck, Zach Gibb, Ruth Lear, Steven Resnick


Director: Cassandra duCharme
Producer: Andy Affleck
Stage Manager: Cate Bartlett
Sets: Russell duCharme, Bob DuClau
Sound: Dennis Chretien, Eric Dubois, Bob Hollis
Lights: Sarah Lear, Kaila Rubin
Hair/Makeup: Michelle Chretien
Costumes: The Cast and Crew of The Man Who Came to Dinner
Playbill: Carol Mauro