December 8, 2017
16500 Whitemarsh Park Drive
Bowie, MD 20715
Bowie Playhouse - "The Man Who Came To Dinner"
Friday, December 8, 2017
Sheridan Whiteside, famous radio personality, having dined at the home of the Stanley family, slips on their doorstep, breaking his hip. A tumultuous six weeks of confinement follow.
“Christmas may be postponed this year." So runs the lead article in the Christmas 1939 issue of Time magazine. 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. Whiteside turns the Stanley household upside down, forcing everyone in town to cater to his egotistical demands. A three-ring circus of laughter, and celebrity appearances makes this a holiday classic.