Nashua Theatre Guild to perform "The Man Who Came to Dinner"
by Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman
A famous personality comes to your house and never leaves.
The play is set in the small town of Mesalia, Ohio in the weeks leading to Christmas. The exposition reveals that the famously outlandish radio wit Sheridan Whiteside of New York City was invited to dine at the house of rich factory owner Ernest W. Stanley and his family. However, before Whiteside enters the house, he slips on a patch of ice outside the front door and injures his hip. He is attended by Dr. Bradley, the absent-minded town physician, and Miss Preen, his frantic nurse. While there he completely takes over the home, forcing the family to remain upstairs while he entertains a series of eccentrics and Hollywood types. In the meantime, his devoted secretary has become smitten with a local newspaper man and Whiteside devises a plan to stop the romance before she quits on him.