March 21, 2011
Webster University’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts presents the Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play "Dinner with Friends"
Webster University’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts presents "Dinner with Friends" by Donald Margulies. The production runs from April 6–8, in Stage III, Webster Hall, 470 E. Lockwood Ave. Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. on Friday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, and 2 p.m. only on Sunday. Admission is $12 for the general public and $6 for senior adults and students. For ticket reservations, call the Fine Arts Hotline at 968-7128. This play contains strong language.
Gabe and Karen, a happily married couple, have been friends with married couple Tom and Beth for many years. While having dinner at Gabe and Karen's home one night, Beth tearfully reveals that she is getting a divorce from Tom, who has been unfaithful. The story is not just a thoughtful study on divorce, but a turbulent meditation on the minefield of middle age, exposing the same, universal insecurities that people face every time there are shattering changes in their lives. Winner of the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Margulies writes about relationships with such intelligence and spiky humor that his comedy-drama…becomes something quite wonderful." —Time Magazine.
"Dinner with Friends" is directed by Michael P. Raymond.