Dinner With Friends
By Donald Margulies

Directed by Wanda Blount


~~ Performances ~~
DATE
DOORS OPEN
SHOWTIME
Jun 4
7:00 PM
7:30 PM
Jun 5
7:00 PM
7:30 PM
Jun 6
1:30 PM
2:00 PM (Matinee)
Jun 11
7:00 PM
7:30 PM
Jun 12
7:00 PM
7:30 PM
Jun 13
1:30 PM
2:00 PM (Matinee)

Tickets will go on sale May 24, and are $12.00 for adults and $10.00 for youth. For reservations, call our Box Office at 641-792-1230. The box office is staffed weekdays, starting May 24, from 12:00 am - 1:00 pm and 6:30-7:30 pm, and one hour before each performance.


The story, as described by New York Magazine:
“Two married couples have been best friends for years. In their Connecticut home, Karen and Gabe, international food writers, are giving a dinner for Beth and Tom, which he doesn’t attend. It emerges from the heartbroken Beth that he has left her for another woman. Gabe and Karen are almost as crushed, having expected 'to grow old and fat together, the four of us.' When Tom shows up at his home in the next scene, late at night, he is enraged that Beth broke the news of their breakup in his absence. Late as it is, he rushes over to his friends in the next scene to present his side of the story. Act Two begins with another dinner, twelve and a half years earlier, in a summer house on Martha’s Vineyard, where Karen and Gabe are introducing Beth to Tom. Then we skip five months after the events in Act One, as Beth reveals to Karen…that she has fallen in love with an old friend whom she intends to marry…Later that day, in a Manhattan bar, Tom, a lawyer, tells Gabe about his [newfound] happiness, to which Gabe reacts sourly. Still later that night, Gabe and Karen are going to bed in the Vineyard house, and discuss the Tom-and-Beth situation, as well as their own [marriage]…clinging to it like the shipwrecked to their raft…"



Who's Who in the Cast and Crew

 
Cast
Role Actor
Gabe Jeff Carter
Karen Julie Goodman
Beth Sara Collins
Tom Gabe Swersie
Production Staff
Stage Manager Larry Daft
Stage Crew
Props Linda Dougan
Lights Tim Blount
Sound Bill Goodman
Set Design /
Construction
Austin Brown
Costumes Sue Beukema
Makeup Pete Sciarrotta
Hair Cast

Approach

Our goal and our passion has been to work hard, entertain our fans, and just plain have fun. We are excited to be performing weekly and hope to see you soon at a show – take a look at our calendar, or just drop us a line.