Casual Corner

Classic farce: great fun for an audience but not so much for the characters, considering all the unintentional dishabille, mistaken identity, and frustrated efforts to engage in naughtiness. Don’t Dress for Dinner, presented by Scottsdale’s Desert Foothills Theater through Sunday, April 13, is a perfect example, called Pyjamas pour Six in its original French by Marc Camoletti, who also wrote Boeing-Boeing.

The absence of stewardesses ain’t a thang here. While Bernard’s wife is away, he engages chef Suzette to make a special meal for his mistress, Suzanne, using his friend Robert as a cover. But with two people named Suzy, one of whom has the world’s most jealous husband, it doesn’t take much to tip the intricate plan into frantic disaster.

Follow the high jinks at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center, 33606 North 60th Street. Tickets are $11 to $32 at 480-488-1981 or

Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Starts: March 20. Continues through March 30, 2014
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Julie has written for the Night & Day events calendar section since 2005. As a student at Arizona State, she received the Glendon and Kathryn Swarthout Creative Writing Award and the Theatre Medallion of Merit.
Contact: Julie Peterson