SynopsisOpened April 26, 1998 When the irascible Sheridan Whiteside, famous Manhattan radio star and critic, slips outside the Stanley home, the family has to put him up - and put up with him - over Christmas. Pompous and cunning, Whiteside completely takes over the house for his broadcasts, encourages the Stanley kids to defy their parents, attracts assorted wacky friends and receives tons of fan mail and strange gifts. When his faithful secretary Maggie falls for local reporter and would-be playwright Bert Jefferson, Whiteside pulls out all the stops to block the romance, including using glamorous Lorraine Sheldon to divert Bert. James Burrows, creator of TV's Cheers directs this classic American comedy of errors which tells the wacky tale of a dinner guest who wouldn't leave. The Man Who Came to Dinner played in London in 1998. Find out more about our productions that traveled beyond Chicago.
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