Casting Announcement: “Don’t Dress for Dinner”

On behalf of Providence Players of Fairfax, Directors Beth & David Whitehead are pleased to announce the cast of  Don’t Dress for Dinner, by Marc Camoletti.


In this raucous farce, Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic mistress in his charming converted farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along too to provide the alibi. It’s foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? Well, suppose Robert turns up not realizing quite why he has been invited. Suppose Robert and Jacqueline are secret lovers, and consequently determined that Jacqueline will not leave for the weekend. Suppose the cook has to pretend to be the mistress and the mistress is unable to cook. Suppose everyone’s alibi gets confused with everyone else’s. An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed. Warning: This play contains suggested sexual situations and adult content. No strong language.  Tickets on sale now.

(* denotes Providence Players debut)

Bernard – David Wright
Jacqueline – Jayne L. Victor
Robert – Bruce Alan Rauscher
Suzette – Keely Sullivan den Bergh*
Suzette – Eileen Copas*
Suzanne – Ann Brodnax*
George – Gene Downing*

About the Directors

Beth & David Whitehead in Providence Players’ 2021 production of Parking Lot.

Beth & David Whitehead have been involved with Providence Players since 2003.  Having co-directed the 2004 production of The Good Doctor, by Neil Simon, they thought they would try it again!

Beth Whitehead loves being a Providence Players member. She directed All My Sons by Arthur Miller, (which earned the Ruby Griffith Award’s top award, All Round Production Excellence) and To Kill a Mockingbird which earned a WATCH nomination for best play.  Most recent acting with Providence has been as Barbara in August, Osage County and Mrs. Graves in Enchanted April.  Prior roles have included: Bananas in House of Blue Leaves, Mame in Auntie Mame, Meg in Crimes of the Heart, and Romaine Vole in Witness for the Prosecution.  Her favorite role of all time is mother to four and grandmother to four.

David Whitehead is a veteran member of PPF and long-time board member having served as President and Treasurer. He has played many roles with PPF including Antonio Salieri in the Providence production of Amadeus, which earned him a WATCH nomination for outstanding lead actor in a play. He has also been a set and light designer, stage manager, and currently manages PPF’s marketing efforts as well as serving as all around “fetch it” and “get it done” guy. David is honored to be able to work once again with Beth, his love and support.