Dinner at Eight
Published by Samuel French Inc
Large Mixed Cast
From the society column of the New York Times:
Mr and Mrs Oliver Jordan of 927 Park Avenue, entertained at dinner last night in honor of Lord and Lady Ferncliffe. Their guests included Miss Carlotta Vance, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Packard, Dr. and Mrs. J. Wayne Talbot, and Mr. Larry Renault. Following the dinner Mr. and Mrs. Jordan and their guest attended a musical comedy"
This dinner party turns out to be the most disastrous theatrical banquet since the Scottish play!
Despite her attempts to throw the perfect party, Millie Jordan is confounded by events beyond her considerable control ...
Dan Packard, a business tycoon has just gobbled up her husband's shipping line
Packard's wife, Kitty, is having an affair with Dr. Talbot
Millie's daughter is having an affair with the aging matinee idol Larry Renault, who is suicidal over his career prospects
And the glamorous Carlotta Vance - a former paramour of Oliver's - is about to sell all her stock in his company to Dan Packard
By the time the butler announces "Dinner is served", a microcosm of Depression society has been thrown together and shaken by the thousand dirty little secrets that connect one person to another, no matter what their class