Dinner with Friends: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Drama in La Mirada
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Featured review from Peter ChocholakRed Velvet
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The play was very good although acoustics were poor. Had to strain to hear the dialog. The plot and acting were great though, providing much discussion after the play!
This is one of the rare Goldstar bookings where my restricted seat tickets (Section C last three rows balcony) were changed by the venue (La Mirada) to better seats. La Mirada placed us in the best available seats in Orchestra which were row G seats 7-9, pleasantly to keep the attendees together. Thanks to La Mirada for their generosity!
I don't understand why B.Coffman even cares about the number of seniors staffing the venue, and if his/her twenty-something sons were rather uncomfortable being around seniors that's a reflection on them, not La Mirada. I'm 43, so I'm not making this comment as a senior! I'm very impressed with La Mirada's senior involvement and skills, shows how much we all can do at any age.
Playwright Donald Margulies has been quoted as calling his Pulitzer Prize-winning play Dinner With Friends, “a rueful comedy.” The story is not just a thoughtful study on divorce, but a turbulent meditation on the minefield of middle age. 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 unfolding story is not the divorce, but the shockwaves it causes in its wake. Over the course of the play, we witness the effects of Tom and Beth’s breakup on Gabe and Karen, who first feel compelled to choose sides, and then begin to question the strength of their own seemingly tranquil marriage.
The play exposes the same, universal insecurities that people face every time there are shattering changes in their lives. Margulies’ characters are real. They are normal. They are family, friends, and the people next door. They are people facing their fears.