Somerville BlackSomerville Black as Sarah in the University Players production of “The Dining Room.”

Contest an opportunity to gain admission to theatrical feast

University Players is offering DailyNews readers a chance to win two tickets to see its production of A.R. Gurney’s heartwarming and charming The Dining Room, playing through November 5 in Essex Hall Theatre.

Evening performances Wednesday through Saturday are at 8 p.m.; weekend matinees are at 2 p.m. For more information or tickets, call 519-253-3000, ext. 2808, or visit

To enter the contest, just send your answers to the following three trivia questions. The winner will be selected at random from all correct responses received by 4 p.m. Thursday, November 2.

  1. According to etiquette maven Emily Post, where should forks be placed in a proper table setting?
    a) above the plate
    b) to the left of the plate
    c) to the right of the plate
    d) in a pile in the centre of the table
    e) they should be passed around at the start of each course
  2. Deipnophobia is the term for fear of what?
    a) dinner conversation
    b) napkins or serviettes
    c) saying grace before meals
    d) spilling wine
    e) all of the above
  3. The modernist Parsons table typically has how many legs?
    a) 0
    b) 1
    c) 3
    d) 4
    e) 8

Contest is open to all readers of the DailyNews. Send an e-mail with your responses to One entry per contestant, please. Note: the decision of the judge in determining the most correct response is inviolable.