A Delicious Classic TV “Dinner at 5”
Wednesday, November 08, 2017
By Herbie J. Pilato
There is something tremendous about seeing classic TV legends Kathy Garver (Family Affair), Fred Grandy (The Love Boat), Caryn Richman (The New Gidget) and Christopher Knight (The Brady Bunch) on stage performing live and together in the new play, “Dinner at 5,” written and directed by Lloyd J. Schwartz (Gilligan’s Island/The Brady Bunch).
The cast’s combined years of experience in film, on television and in the theatre becomes immediately and abundantly clear as each performer proves their comedic flair with this delightful “Dinner.”
One-liners, zingers, a raised eyebrow here and there, and surprises galore are presented with entertaining ease by this repertoire of pros who recite with both rapid and at times perfectly timed reserved repore both the prose and poetry of Schwartz’s clever words.
The talent from on and behind the stage, along with the charming nostalgia of just seeing these actors live, combined with the added mix of a contemporary twist, makes “Dinner at 5” a feast for the eyes and ears.
“Dinner at 5” is playing at the Parker Pace Center in Denver, Colorado from November 14th through November 19th, and from January 17th-20th, January 24-27, and January 31 to February 2 at the Indian Wells Theatre in Palm Desert, California. For more information, please visit www.dinnerat5.com.
Review is courtesy of the Classic Television Preservation Society blog: ClassicTVPS.