Square One Theatre Company in Stratford had just opened its production of A.R. Gurney’s “The Dining Room” when the show came to an abrupt halt because of the coronavirus. According to the theater’s artistic director Tom Holehan, he’s planning on finishing the 30th season in the theater’s 31st season. “We’re planning on squeezing in ‘The Dining Room’ for the rest of its run followed by another play and finish the season with ‘Agnes of God’ for our 2020-2021 season,” said Holehan.
The amount of work that is involved in mounting a production like “The Dining Room” is substantial enough that Square One will leave the set intact. It is currently sitting silently on stage waiting for the cast to return. The successful director who has repeatedly earned rave reviews from this reviewer talked about the process of getting this show on the boards.