USF staging “Man Who Came to Dinner” for fall play

Oct. 1, 2013 FORT WAYNE, Ind.—The University of Saint Francis will stage “The Man Who Came to Dinner,” a three-act comedy, on Nov. 8-10 and 15-17 in the USF Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry St., Fort Wayne.

The play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart is set in Ohio in the 1930s. The plot unfolds during Christmas, when a famous radio personality named Sheridan Whiteside accepts a dinner invitation at the home of a rich factory owner. Before Whiteside enters the house, he falls and hurts his hip. As he stays at the home to recover, he wreaks havoc upon the lives of the rich factory owner and his family.

Performance times are 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Admission is $15 for the general public and $12 for seniors and children under 10. Group discounts are available. Doors will open 30 minutes before show time for general seating. Complimentary parking is available across the street. Call 399-7700, ext. 8001 for information, and visit for a schedule of upcoming productions.

The University of Saint Francis, founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership, School of Professional Studies and School of Creative Arts. The university’s College of Adult Learning designs focused curriculum for working adults by offering online and accelerated programs, through its Virtual, Fort Wayne and Crown Point campuses. More than 2,300 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence.

Media Contacts

For all University-related matters, please contact:

Trois Hart
Associate Vice President of Marketing
T: 260.399.8050
C: 260.415.2401

Yvonne Schroeder
Director of Communication
T: 260.399.7700 ext. 6413

Sandie Phalen
Director of Marketing and Development
Crown Point
T: 219.488.8888 ext. 5421


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