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Little Theatre cooks up skillfully precise ‘Dinner’

(Anthony Del Valle, Las Vegas Review-Journal) I had thought that perhaps the real story to Las Vegas Little Theatre’s “The Man Who Came to Dinner” would be how its 23 cast members, along with four actors from another show, were managing to share the playhouse’s small dressing rooms. But luckily, there was much more of interest happening on the stage.

Director Mario Mendez’s take on George Kaufman/Moss Hart’s often performed 1930s screwball comedy is skillfully precise and reasonably well performed.

At its center is Rob Kastil, as the egocentric, domineering radio wit and critic Sheridan Whiteside, who wreaks havoc by setting up headquarters in a household in a small, well-to-do Ohio town when he falls on the front step and injures his hip.

How do you describe Kaufman/Hart’s special brand of enjoyable nonsense? Let’s just say the home is invaded by nearly two dozen loonies, most of whom contribute to the situation’s insanity.

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